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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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Random email address attached to my Apple ID

I logged into the Apple ID website, and it lists my contact address as usual. But then it also has some other contact address there too. I know who it is (some random hobo who I gifted my old iPhone ...
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Iphone contacts changed to emails

All my iPhone contacts changed from names to emails. When I want to call someone, all I get is email and FaceTime, not phone numbers. I have gMail so is because of something that app did? How can I ...
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Specific contacts syncing only caches with iOS from MacOS, in Itunes? Where are they?

I use MacOS 10.13.6 (on MBP15" 2014) Contacts.app to sync to my iPhone 7 (lots of room available) running iOS 12.2 (current). The phone will no longer update contacts except through iCloud, which I ...
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Siri spells my child’s name wrong in texts

Siri spells my child’s name wrong in texts. I tried all the suggestions given on here and it didn’t work. Added the field ‘phonetic spelling’ and spelled it the way Siri is spelling it. Then added the ...
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Gmail contacts syncing to and from iPhone

I have observed that when I add an email contact to my Gmail account, it also shows up in my iPhone contacts list. I don’t want email contacts under my iPhone contacts unless I have a phone number. I ...
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How to show actual email address in iOS Mail app?

iOS: 12.2 In the iOS Mail app, if the sender or recipient of an email has more than one email address associated with it, how can I tell which specific email address was used? For example, if I send ...
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Contacts missing on iphone [duplicate]

Why did some of my contacts disappear on my iPhone? I know they exist because when they call me, they show up on the Caller ID with their contact info. But if I go to My Contacts on the phone, they ...
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Text messages from contacts going to Unknown Senders

Running iOS 12.1 on iPhone 6S and have messages from people in my contact list show up in Unknown Senders. These are people who text often and it happens randomly with 4 contacts and 3 groups. To “fix”...
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How do I fix to change in contacts in iPad tablet with iOS 12.1.1?

How do I fix this and I couldn’t find edit link at Contacts? My operating system is 12.1.1. I can follow step by step directions.
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Removing numerous ‘homepage’ entries from Contacts.app with AppleScript extremely slow

A syncing issue with Outlook left me with hundreds, if not thousands of duplicate contacts. After managing to merge duplicates without Contacts crashing, I was left with 177 contacts, most of which ...
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Create shared address book for iPhone like webcal

I want to create a shared address book with all contacts of a cram I’ve created. Is possible to create an address book for automatic sync the address book and sync it every time will be any changes or ...
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decade-old contacts appear on phones

I am not on iCloud, I don't store contacts in the cloud after a disastrous incident about 7 years ago. And a few months ago decades old contacts appeared on my iPhone, hundreds of them. Where are they ...
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iOS mixes up calls from different contacts with shared phone number

On my iPhone (iOS 12.1.4), I have several contacts who share the same workplace landline number (though each of them have their own extension numbers). After I call the workplace landline number of ...
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How do you add a custom social profile in Contacts on macOS?

How do you add a custom social profile in Contacts on macOS? On iOS, you can add a custom social profile: However, on macOS I only see this: Also, I organised my contacts on iOS. For most contacts, ...
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Outlook to iPhone contact synchronisation

I ran into a weird problem involving the synchronisation of contacts between Outlook (on a Windows Computer), an iPhone and an iPad. It all began when I had to do a couple of changes to a number of ...
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How can I create shortcut for Facebook Messenger's contact?

An elder complain to me that she finds it hard to make calls in Facebook Messenger app (hard to find contact, I guess). Unfortunately, she's using iPhone. In Android I can easily make a shortcut for ...
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How do I restore my lost contacts that appear in messages but are not in iCloud Contacts?

I recently updated some account settings on my iPhone (gmail, apple email). Now, I am missing several contacts (seemingly more recent ones). When composing a new text message, I can type one of these ...
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How to determine whether a contact syncs with Gmail or with Apple?

I'm logged in to my Gmail account on my iPhone. On the iPhone I click "+" under Phone \ Contacts, and I add a contact. I decide I'd like the convenience of using my desktop to add a few more ...
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iCloud / iOS / Mac Syncing Troubles

I have an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.1.4, and a MacBook Pro running OS 10.13.6. I am running iCloud using the same ID, syncing contacts from both devices. This should sync seamlessly, but it doesn't. I ...
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Sync tiny calendar

I have two iPhones running iOS 12.1.2, each with different Apple IDs. One phone (an iPhone 5S) has complete data for tiny calendar but incomplete contacts. The iPhone 5SE has complete contacts but ...
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Why can't my wife's iphone see my phone on Airdrop when I set it to “Contacts Only”

My wife and I both have Iphone 8 running 11.4 (or at least mine is 11.4) Very weird behavior that I noticed happened recently. I usually set my Airdrop to "Contacts Only" and leave it as such. I ...
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Sync Phone app Favourite contacts across iPhones

I use 2 and sometime 3 iPhones simultaneously registered with different carriers. I log into all of them using the same Apple ID. Since I use the same Apple ID across all the iPhones, they are using ...
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Messages on macOS has wrong phone number in group chat

I have a group text chat with some people – call them Alice, Bob, and Carol – and it got misconfigured. For some reason, the message is going to Alice's work phone number instead of her cell phone ...
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iPhone texts going to email instead

My father is new to iPhones and smartphones in general. He has an iPhone SE and whenever he tries to text people, the texts going straight to their email instead of to their actual phone number. I ...
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Emergency Bypass for SMS message

I am involved in psychology study, where I am trying to set up a setting for one specific contact where, on Emergency Bypass, messages from the said contact will lead to a vibration notification. ...
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“Send as Text Message” not available on iMessage for one contact only

I am currently having issues with iMessage. I cannot text my friend for some reason (iPhone user as well). When I hold the iMessage to send it as a text, it says "Send as Email" instead. However, I ...
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Unable to block contact on iMessage for Mac OS 10.14.2

I am unable to block a contact on my mac's iMessage app (Mac OS 10.14.2). I go to preferences > imessage > blocked > + , and then a drop down of my contacts appears. I select the name from the list ...
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How to remove obsolete contact groups?

So with Mojave, Apple removed particularly LinkedIn and Facebook internet accounts and as a result my macOs contacts app now have LinkedIn group with hundreds of my LinkedIn contacts which I do not ...
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What is the purpose of Mark as a Company on Mac Contacts?

The Contacts app on Mac allows users to specify if a card is a person or a company. Does this affect any practical usages, other than an implicit type which cannot be used as a filter or key in Smart ...
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get contact off iphone 3/ios6 to iphone 5s.ios12

I have an old imac running 10.6.8 (sacred and never to be updated!) I have a 'new' imac running 10.12.6. I have my old iphone 3G running ios 6.0.1, with all my latest phone contacts on it. I have a ...
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2 iPads, same iCloud account, but contacts lists are different!

As the title suggests, my 2 iPads have the same login, the same iCloud backup, but the contacts list on both is different. Is there a way I can merge the two so they're synced? My old iPad has most ...
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Deleting contacts on iCloud does not remove them from iPhone

I've used iCloud's website to clean up contacts that were imported and the changes work...except - if I delete a contact on the iCloud website it does not get deleted on the iPhone. How can I force ...
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IOS 12.1.1 won't sync contacts to google

I am trying to push all of my iPhone contacts into my Google contacts in preparation for dumping my iPhone. IOS 12.1.1 is different than all previous versions in this respect. Here's my current ...
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Labels on addresses and phone numbers revert to Home

I’m using iOS 12.1 on an iPhone 6. Sometimes (not always) when I label an address or phone number with one of the standard labels or a custom label, it appears on the screen, but after I save the ...
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Is the iPhone's “found this contact info in..” reliable?

Got an SMS from a new contact I know, saying simply "hi it's Jane and peter" I don't have any address book entry existing for this person but the phone suggested "maybe:Jane" - ok, I can see that ...
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iPhone - contacts show up in contacts but not in messages

My question is the opposite of Contact names are gone, but still shown in Messages. I don't think I did anything to cause this, but yesterday out of the blue, some of my messages did not display the ...
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Can I tell Messages to use a specific number for a contact?

I have a contact who has a cell phone number and a mac.com email address. When I use the Messages app to send him messages, he doesn't always receive the messages. (I've been using the app on macOS ...
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Apple ID Sharing with daughter

My daughter and I both have apple phones and up until about 1 month ago she was always logged in on her device using my apple id. I am trying to find out does this give her access to make any ...
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FaceTime option unavailable for an iPhone contact

I do not see the FaceTime option for a contact who has an iPhone. I am quite sure it was there and I used it but then it went away. I am still able to use Siri to make a FaceTime Audio call to this ...
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How to change label of a contact field with only the keyboard?

In Apple Contacts, one can choose between several "labels" for each field in a contact, such as work and home for an email address, or spouse and mother for a related name. I'd like to use my keyboard ...
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iMessage not showing contacts' phone #s when texting- only their emails

I am using iOS 12.0.1 on an iphone 7. In iMessage, when I type in a contact name in "to," the person's email address will appear, and the phone number will NOT appear. iPhone will only give me the ...
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Transfer google contact photos to iCloud

I recently switched from an Android to an iPhone. In the Messages app, it only displays the contact's initials, rather than their picture. Is there a way to transfer these pictures from google into ...
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Why can I only send iMessage and not SMS for some contacts?

For most contacts, if iMessage is not available (no internet, iMessage disabled in settings, etc), I am able to send a SMS txt message instead. But I have a couple contacts that will not attempt an ...
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Compress contacts onto iPhone (without iCloud)

I have contacts from several google accounts I would like to merge onto my iPhone local contact list, and eventually completely remove the Google dependency. I spoke with a Genius about this today ...
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In iOS 12.0.1 on iPhone, what is the point of the block list? It doesn't block calls

I get spam calls on my iPhone SE. I have caller ID. I have a contact called "do not answer". The contact is blocked Inside the "do not answer" contact I keep a list of all the spam numbers that call ...
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Are phone numbers best saved with country calling code (and/or plus) or not?

When I save a phone number to a contact from a received phone call, iOS includes the US country calling code "1" at the front of the number (eg 1 (999) 555-1234). When I save a number from a ...
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Address Book / Contacts.app AppleScript plugins no longer working in Mojave

For years, I've relied on an AppleScript (.scpt) file placed in ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.apple.AddressBook to provide click-to-dial functionality via our Asterisk PBX directly from macOS ...
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iPhone iOS 12.0 update will not sign into Apple ID, cannot access App Store or sync contacts from Gmail

I updated my iPhone to iOS 12 and noticed first that all my contacts no longer syncing from my Gmail account. I also cannot access the App Store. In Settings I have tried multiple times to sign in ...
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Zero-width characters embedded in phone number whenever they are copied from the address book

Whenever I use Contacts.app to fill out a form on a website, I have a problem with any phone number field. Contacts.app adds unicode "left-to-right override" (E2 80 AD in UTF-8 contexts, 20 2D in UTF-...
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Groups not syncing via iCloud

I have 2 MacOS, and 2 iOS devices on the same iCloud account. All but one of the MacOS computers sync Contacts apparently correctly. The one MacOS synchronizes the Contacts but no Groups are brought ...