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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If I delete synced Google contacts on my iPhone, does that affect my google contact?

I needed some of my gmail contacts to email them and get some info, so I decided to sync my google accounts to my iPhone. The problem is that I have some repeated contacts and I want to delete those ...
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What modifications to Address Book database will trigger a sync to iCloud?

I had an issue where my contacts were no longer syncing between my desktop and my iPhone/iCloud lists. I found the only trick that worked was to backup everything, export from the iCloud website all ...
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Where is the original file for the default Contacts profile picture located?

I'm trying to find where this icon is located. I've looked through /Applications/Contacts.app's Assets.car file and it wasn't in there. I've also looked through /System/Library/CoreServices/C­oreTypes....
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Why do some of my contacts not sync with Google?

When I add a new contact on my iPhone then after a few seconds I see it in my Google contacts. When I remove it from Google contacts, then within few seconds it's removed from my phone. So far so good....
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Contacts and Phone on iPhone think I'm in a different country

Yesterday I got a call from my wife and the iPhone said "Maybe Mrs. SSteve". The phone number was the international version of a U.S. phone number and her custom ringtone didn't play: Voicemail is ...
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In iOS or macOS Contacts App, I would like to duplicate a contact. What is the easyest way to do this?

I am planning to keep some of the info in the original contact and all of it in the copy, where I would later add more. What is the best way to accomplish this.
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Lightning cable pitted contacts fix?

Lightning cables are expensive, and I have 2 of them which are in great shape except that they are failing because of pitted contacts. That is, the gold metal of one of the 8 leads has been removed, ...
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How to change “display name” for email contact in mac mail?

Ive got an email contact with the email address careers@example.com , but for some reason in the "display name" for their email address in OSX mac mail, it shows up as "Studio - Example". Here is ...
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How do I export contact photos from iCloud?

I am trying to export contact photos for my iCloud Contacts. I initially tried exporting my contacts as a vCard, but iCloud doesn't include profile pictures when exporting. (Interestingly, iCloud ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...