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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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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 ...
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iPhone 6 contacts messed up

My contacts act really strange when certain people are with me. The contacts will all look normal and they seem to have the correct numbers associated with them. At least they appear to be normal. But ...
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Restore deleted contacts from iCloud without iCloud backup

iphone se ios 11.4 I am following this post, but the answer there doesnt answer the question. Recover a deleted contact without iCloud backups I deleted a contact accidentally, and the contacts ...
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Exchange contact hidden in Address Book

I just added my Office 365 account via Exchange on my new MacBook Pro. After adding the account. I went into the Address Book app and saw that the global address list is empty. If I search for a ...
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Sync contacts between 2 Apple IDs and multiple devices

My husband and I sync contacts across iPhones, iPad, MacBook Air and iMac. The base account was his, so in my contacts/settings/default account some years ago, I entered his Apple ID. Now, whilst my ...
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Multiple emails for VIP in Apple Mail

Is it possible to have more than 1 email address associated with a VIP in Apple's Mail application? For example, if Joe Smith has 2 email addresses, jsmith@gmail.com, jsmith@yahoo.com, I'd like to ...
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Contacts — keeping multiple cards of same contact in sync

I am syncing my macbook's contacts (Contacts version 9.0) with Gmail, in order to keep them in sync with my Android phone. However, I have multiple "cards" per contact. And typically if I add a ...
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Prevent text messages from being sent to recipient's email address

Recently when I sent a message to an iPhone recipient, it was sent via SMS, presumably because one of us couldn't connect to iMessage. However, the strange thing is that my iPhone sent the text ...
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How does Mail choose address for recipients in a group? [duplicate]

Many of my contacts have multiple email addresses stored in Contacts.app. If I compose an email in Mail.app using a group as the recipient, then for every person in this group who has more than one ...
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Bash script detect received iMessage along with its contents?

I've been doing some searching around online for an answer to this question and can't seem to find one. My aim is to run a bash script which waits for the arrival of an iMessage from a specific ...
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How to add third party app text contact to phone book favorites?

I am able to see WhatsApp, Signal and Viber under Call when adding a Favourite contact, but I couldn’t do the same for text messages. Is this even possible?
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How do I sync my iPhone 8’s contacts to my 2014 Honda Accord?

I have an iPhone 8 connected to my 2014 Accord via HandsFreeLink (this is different than CarPlay). However, it won’t sync my phone book to my vehicle. I get the error “Unable to import phonebook”. How ...
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How to display contact anniversaries in MacOS Calendar?

Is there a way to pull in anniversaries for contacts to the Birthday calendar or another calendar in the MacOS Calendar app?
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Syncing contacts with iPhone — confusing messages

On my Mac, I have local contacts (shown under "On My Mac") and an Exchange account. I'd like to sync both to my iPhone. I can add the Exchange account to the iPhone itself, so I think the only thing ...
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How to sync contacts between MacBook and iPhone without iCloud

My iPhone and iPad are failing to sync to the Contacts on my Macbook pro. iTunes shows a menu to allow syncing, but no information is exchanged. I'm not using iCloud for my contacts on my iPhone or ...
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iPhone 8 - Pictures associated with contacts disappear

I just upgraded to an iPhone 8 from a 5s. I have photos of those listed as my favorites. Some of the photos won't stay with the associated contact. I open the contact, tapped Edit, Add Photo-> Choose ...
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Mac Messages suggestions ordering

I use Messages (most recent version) on Mac (High Sierra - 10.13.1). When starting a new conversation, Messages suggests two contacts when I type a particular first name. (They share a first name). ...
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Contact mobile number not shown in Messages

When I type a Contact’s name in Messages in iPhone, the mobile number isn't listed but email address is. I have to tap the + button and find it in my Contact list. What is causing this issue? How do ...
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Contacts missing when trying to send iMessage

For new message, when I type next to "to", very few of my contacts show up even though I have been texting them for years??? Only their emails are showing up for the majority. Randomly, a few contacts ...
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How do I hide contact name from whatsapp notification on iphone5 [duplicate]

I saw someone's iphone5 whatsapp notification pop up with only the whatsapp badge and the word "message" but I can't figure out how to do that on my iphone5