Questions tagged [contacts]

Information stored on a computer about various methods to contact a person, such as e-mail, various chat networks, telephone, physical address, etc.

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Automatically Prepare Drafts of Happy Birthday Emails

I’d like to automatically get drafts of emails to send to people wishing them a happy birthday. I’m thinking that I’d like a script to run just after midnight to support a workflow like this: The ...
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Is there a way to make a card in Google contacts My Card on mac?

On iOS, there's a setting "My Info" where I can select a Google contacts card as me. I can't seem to find the equivalent setting on macOS 12.3.1. Is it possible to do it?
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Export macOS Contacts with Groups

Is it possible to export macOS Contacts with Groups? Exporting All Contacts seems to create a flat file with all contacts and does not populate the CATEGORIES: property.
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Convert email to Contact

I have a text file of a list of contacts in the form Name <emailaddress>. I would like to convert this to a Contact group - or at least convert each to a contact. Currently I have to edit into ...
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Is it possible to add a list of contacts to an iOS/iPhone device?

Could I add a text file containing a list of my friends' phone numbers to my contacts without doing it manually/individually?
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I split a contact into two, one with an Apple ID and with a phone number. How can I get iOS to let me open two messages conversations?

Someone in my contacts list that used to have an iPhone has switched to a non-Apple phone, but still has a MacBook. So I want to be able to send this person messages using both iMessage and SMS. To ...
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iOS: Incoming Calls - show company name on all calls from any extension number (wildcard?)

what i do: i save a contact and they have an extension number +49/030/12345-678 - here is the company head number 12345 - the 12345-0 would normaly the company reception and many extension numbers ...
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I created a new group chat excluding one contact but messages in the new group chat are showing for some people in the old chat

I created a new group chat with all the same people minus one contact. In the new chat, my first text populated in the old group chat with the contact that was not included in the new chat. This ...
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Safari accesses Contacts

I’m reading the App Privacy Report of my iPhone. It says that Safari accesses Contacts. I‘ve never explicitly allowed it and I don’t know why Safari does it. I have disabled the use of contact ...
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what is the correct international mobile phone number format for UK-based iphones

A while back my iPhone would not dial mobile phone numbers correctly. The problem seemed to be that the '07' at the start of the UK mobile code was identified by the phone as being a country code. ...
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Script to delete all groups in contacts - update required

The following script was provided by Daniel some years ago here to fix this problem, I have tried to run it as I have the same problem as the previous question but applescript doesn't allow me to use ...
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The phone of a new contact showed my name without having me as contact yet

I am using an iPhone 12 Mini, with the latest software updates. Met someone today and we exchanged the contacts, but something funny happened: I gave him my phone to enter his name, phone and email I ...
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Disabling iCloud without losing data of contacts and keychain locally

On the Mac that I'm using, contacts and keychain are synced via iCloud. Now I would like to disable iCloud, while keeping the entries/data of keychain and contacts. But as soon as I uncheck the usage ...
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iOS silencing calls from known callers

In iOS 15 I've had a lot of calls from known contacts silenced. This happens at normal times, when my iPhone might be in its sleep/lock state, but not in any of the Focus modes. I do have Silence ...
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What's the role of "My Info" under Contacts?

I found a generic siri generated Contact card that identified myself in iOS for purposes unknown to me. This appears consistent with the following support page iPhone uses your Apple ID to create ...
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How can I import a vCard without getting duplicated fields?

The vCard format has a UID field which should uniquely identify a contact to avoid duplicates. This works: when importing the same vCard twice with multiple contacts inside and a fixed UID for each, ...
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Call Forwarding with non-call-enabled sim

I have dual sims: one is a data only plan (i.e. it cannot receive calls, it is not connected to the phone network) and the other can receive calls. I used the data only sim for all my contacts for ...
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Get group chat membership from `chat.db`

I'm able to able to natively access my iMessages through chat.db. and associated contacts through the databases in ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/Sources - is there any similar database for ...
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Filemaker How to Import into related tables

I recently purchased FileMaker Pro and created a new database with the "Contact" template. I have a CSV file with Names, addresses and phone numbers. When I choose import, the dialog only ...
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Can I import a list of contact name as the definition of a group

I need to create a Group in Contacts on my mac book air. Each contact in the group already has a contact card. I know I can drag contacts into a new group but that is too labor intensive, error prone, ...
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How do I merge accounts in 'Contacts'

When I open Contacts on my MacBook I have many confusing/irritating instances where there are two contacts with the same name and with more or less the same information - one is on my Mac the other is ...
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How to rename internet account (contacts account) on Mac OS

Can I rename a Contacts account in my list of Internet Accounts? I'd like to be able to tell my custom carddav contact lists apart. I'd like to call them, e.g., "personal", and "...
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Recover contacts with old country code, new iPhone in a new country

I just bought a new iPhone, with iOS 15 after moving to another country. But after getting a new SIM and transferring all the data, the countries area codes got messed up. I have the old contacts in ...
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Assign Text Tone to contact without phone number

I have an automated SMS notifier service that sends SMS messages without a number. They appear in messages to be from "Notifier". I can save this as a contact, without a phone number. I ...
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Q: How to configure Contacts.app with Google Contacts so that labels show up as contact groups?

I'm trying to get the Contacts app on MacOS Big Sur to display my Google contacts correctly. I have the account configured and the contacts themselves show up, but the Google contact tags (what Google ...
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Add note to phone number without using contacts in iOS

Can the iPhone accomplish what I'm describing below? On my Android when I view recent calls I can: Tap phone number Tap i Tap add note Type a note such as "May order 1000 widgets". Now the ...
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New Contacts Not Synching between iPhone and Mac Desktop

This issue just started happening recently, was never a problem before. When I create a new contact on my Mac desktop, it does not synch to my iPhone. However when I make edits to an existing contact,...
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Gmail Contacts delete problem - iPad

iPad Gmail - on Compose TO: line as soon as i type first letter, iPad Gmail suggests & shows every contact from every gmail i have ever had on my Windows PC; i have always had auto-save turned ...
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How do I delete autofill contacts in gmail app for iPhone

My wife's iPhone has a suggested email that keeps popping up every time she tries to email me from her gmail app on her phone. No matter what we do, we've been unable to stop gmail from suggesting ...
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macOS - add an appointment with contact address using contacts

Every day I make several appointments with several people using the Contacts app. It's the same appointment every time. I double click to create a calendar event, type the event, drag the address in. ...
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contact syncing between google and apple

Can someone help me understand what the current capabilities are with synchronising contacts between google and iOS? I'd like to manage my contacts in google, mostly as that's where they are today and ...
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Can't add Google account for syncing contacts on iOS

I want to sync my Google contacts on my iPhone. When I try to add my Google account on Settings > Contacts > Accounts > Add Account > Google, it show me the login page, but when I finish ...
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How to prevent iOS merging contacts with the same name

I want to add a new contact. Let's say all I have is the first name "Joe" and a phone number. How do I do that without iOS stupidly linking the phone number to an existing "Joe" I ...
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Block contact by NAME and not by number?

A while back I decided to save a robocaller to my contacts under the name "I is Scam". The interesting thing is I repeatedly get calls from the same exact contact, despite it showing up with ...
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How do I get Contacts to sync?

Often, after making changes to an address in Contacts on my MacBook those changes fail to appear in Contacts on my iPhone or in iCloud. Like many things having to do with syncing and Apple, there's no ...
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Allowing apps to access specified contacts

iOS has a feature of allowing only photos you select to be accessible from an app instead of allowing all photos. Is there a similar feature where I can specify which contacts should be available to ...
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iPhone Call Forwarding to Contacts

I have an iPhone provided by my employer and I regularly have to set up call forwarding to different numbers. As far as I can see, you always have to type in the number you want to forward to (or copy ...
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How can I clear all suggested contacts from email

I have hundreds of suggested contacts on my iPhone and iPad. Some of them are from over 10 years ago. Is there a way to clear them all? Not turn it off (I know how to do that), just clear/empty it so ...
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Adjust “home” address in Apple Maps without affecting Autofill, etc

When I ask Siri to “direct me home,” I really mean that I want her to take me to my parking spot, which is about a block away from what Maps considers to be the location of my building. Due to one-way ...
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Apps' contacts access - one Group only, not ALL contacts. PRIVACY!

Apps (like WhatsApp) that require access to some Contacts, have no business knowing and analyzing ALL my contacts. How do I restrict Apps' access to one group of contacts, (the group of contacts that ...
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Contacts and calendars only sync from iPhone to Mac, not Mac to iPhone

When my friend syncs their iPhone over USB with their Mac, contacts and calendar entries they create on their Mac are not copied to their iPhone, but contacts and calendar entries they create on their ...
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Sharing contacts with husband who has separate Apple id

My husband and I have separate Apple IDs. We have family sharing and are able to share our calendars. But we want to share our contacts in a way that is easily accessible on all our computers and ...
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How to block "No Caller ID" calls but not unknown calls

My phone number is published on the website of a project I run. However, it seems some young people have found it really funny to start prank calling me. It's very annoying and rather humiliating to ...
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Get directions by nickname in Siri

Asking Siri to get Maps directions to someone’s address, is it possible somehow to refer to the relevant contact by its nickname (as its defined in the Contacts app) instead of by long first and last ...
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iOS suggesting incorrect form data

over the years I've accumulated a number of email addresses, some of which are used for this or that service. However, there are really two - personal and business - that I use most of the time. I've ...
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How to transfer all contacts from Gmail group to iCloud group on iPhone?

On iPhone I have some contacts in Gmail group, I need these contacts to appear also on my other iPhone, which has only one group, iCloud.
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Upgrading to Mac OS 10.15.7 has erased contacts out of my iCloud conacts book

After upgrading to Mac OS 10.15.7, two contacts who are on my "Favorites" list appear to have their contact records removed from iCloud -- my brother and my doctor office. The numbers ...
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Catalina Contacts app completely blank

Running Catalina 10.15.7 on a mid 2013 Mac Air. When I open the Contacts app, it seems to open ok except that there is no content in any of the three columns. The search box and 'add contact' (plus ...
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How do I add a new google contact on an iPhone?

I’m trying to add a new contact on an iPhone to a google account. I can go to contacts.google.com in safari and add it there, but is there a way to do that with the contacts app? I have google ...
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Why are some SMS-recipients reachable through iOS but not macOS?

I can launch the Messages app on Catalina and send an SMS to anyone on my iCloud or Gmail contact lists, which gives me the convenience of touch typing replies, as well as seeing attachments on a ...
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