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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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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What's the best way to consolidate contacts from multiple Apple devices into a single contact library?

I need to consolidate Contacts libraries from multiple devices (Win notebook w/Outlook, iPhone, a couple of Macs, a couple of iPads) into a single library. Then to have all devices using, and updating/...
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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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iOS 14 Maps: Share ETA contact list order

I find that the list of contacts under "Share ETA" in Apple Maps appear in a seemingly random (but mostly fixed) order. It is not alphabetical, it is not in order of recently contacted, and ...
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Query openldap server with macOS Contacts app

I have an openldap server using the docker image docker-openldap and would like to query it with Apple's Contact app on macOS. Everything is pretty standard, but I can't get it working. # docker-...
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Linking selected contacts cards in macOS Big Sur 11.2 not permanently any more

In the macOS contacts app I got 2 accounts embedded, one is my iCloud, the other one my Google Account. Both contact accounts have partially the same contact persons in common. In the contacts app you ...
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iPhone 11 Max Pro

When someone calls or texts me, their contact information drops out of my contacts. Their call or text just appears as a number when I know for a fact that they are in my contacts. When I go to search ...
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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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Contact cards vanished. After Big Sur update, Contacts won't open at all

OSX Contacts app started to act strangely a while ago. It opened and showed all the contact sources/accounts but none of these would display actual contact cards. Contact autofill functionality ...
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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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How to block contacts on iPhone messages but not on Mac

Previously, I had blocked contacts on my iPhone, but the messages were still going through to my MacBook. I liked this because the messages wouldn't show up on my phone, which I use more often, but I ...
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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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Siri will not give me directions home, or recognise my home address correctly

I used to be able to ask Siri to 'give me directions home', but this has stopped working a couple of years ago. Here are the details: When I type 'home' into Maps, it picks up the address correctly ...
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Messages.app notification only shows contact number instead of contact names on macOS

After upgrading to macOS Big Sur (11.0.1), the notification of new messages only shows contact number instead of contact names. I can see contact name, profile pics in my Messages.app and Contacts.app,...
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If Short Name is enabled on iOS and two contacts share the same first name, how will their last name be displayed with the default setting?

When navigating to Settings/Contacts on an iOS device, an option called "Short Name" is listed; briefly, this allows a user to specify how they'd like names to be shown within apps that ...
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accessing timestamps of contacts

my ex is telling me he has timestamps of when I entered certain contacts into my computer/phone. And he is spot on. How could he access this info without access (that I know of) of my devices. ...
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Syncing contacts to multiple places

My wife's iPhone is set up to sync contacts to an Exchange server at work. I'd like to move most of those contacts to iCloud and allow her contacts to be synced from both servers. When I go into ...
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Facebook messenger calls, show only short name

When someone calls me on my FB messenger I can only see their short name. I noticed this change after I updated my iPhone to iOS14. Does anyone know how can I change it back? I have multiple people ...
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I puchased a new iMac and there is one entry in my contacts app that no longer works with Messages

I recently bought a new iMac running Catalina and I used Migration Assistant to load some of my old stuff on my new computer. This appears to have worked well and my new computer is running fine. ...
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AppleScript script for exporting only iCloud contacts

I wrote this AppleScript script, below, which extracts all contacts. How do I extract only the ones from iCloud? set desktopPath to (path to the desktop folder as string) & "contactBackup&...
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Removing WebEx Teams integration from iPhone phone/contracts

Unfortunately I need WebEx Teams installed and I only ever use it in app, however it has hooked into my contacts and phone dialler giving me a heap of Teams options that are extremely annoying. For ...
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Mac Contacts syncs it's info TO iCloud — but it won't GATHER info FROM iCloud

So my iPhone contacts are all syncing to iCloud, and the contacts on my Mac are syncing to iCloud -- but I can't get my contacts from my iPhone TO my Mac via iCloud. It's like a one-way relationship. ...
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Imported Google Contacts Not Displaying on iPhone

I recently decided to centralize all my contacts into iCloud (I had them split between iCloud and Google Contacts). I went to Google Contacts, exported them in the vCard (for iOS Contacts) format. ...
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Is there a way to disable Contacts > Groups button?

I have a friend who's not very computer savvy, and uses an iPad. We wind up doing constant IT support for him. His biggest foible is that he goes into Contacts, accidentally selects "groups",...
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Applescript to find and add specific contacts to a group

I tried to re-jig the applescript from these two answers, but no dice. It seems to work if you're creating contacts at the same time, but not when finding existing contacts. tell application "...
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My contacts are disappearing on their own

I have Iphone 7. Today, I got a call from my friend but instead of the saved name (yes his number was saved in my contacts) his number was displayed. So, after talking to him I tried checking why the ...
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Why are my iPhone 7 charge & transfer contact & cable less and less reliable (keywords: loose / defective contact, slack joint)?

Why are my iPhone 7 charge & transfer contact & cable less and less reliable (synonyms: loose / defective contact, slack joint)? Of course, the question stands for any iPhone version with the ...
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Erasing everything on my current I phone besides contacts

I would like a fresh start and want to delete everything on my iPhone but still keep my current contacts. I just want all of my photos, notes, and everything else to be backed up on iCloud. I just ...
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In a group text, how do you reply to the same numbers that were originally messaged?

I am on the receiving end of this problem and am trying to resolve the issue for my brother, who has an iPhone. I have two mobile numbers (we'll call them Phone A and Phone B). When my sister (who is ...
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How to delete or change the words “My card” under my own name at the top of “Contacts”? (iOS 13.5.1)

When I open "Contacts" on my iPhone XR running iOS 13.5.1, the person listed at the top is me. The index entry consists of three parts: my name in bold; an image I've chosen; and, under my ...
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How to copy phone number from Mac Contacts app without extra symbols?

Often I need to copy a phone number form Contacts app on mac and paste it in some web form etc. This is what gets copied: ‭+1 (111) 111-11-11‬ Perfectly I'd like it to be just numbers without spaces, ...
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Contacts are not synchronised for iPad

I have MBP (2013 Model), iPhone XS Max and iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) and all of them are running the latest operating systems versions. The iPad is a WiFi model (no 3G) I got a phone call while I was ...
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How can I transfer my contacts from iPhone to MacBook?

I don't know why I'm unable to do such a simple thing, I have tried everything which I could find on Google search. I want to transfer all my contacts from my iPhone to my Mac so that I can manage ...
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Transfer contacts from deleted Gmail account between two iPhones

I switched to iPhone 8 from Android, and at the time set up my Gmail account as a contacts source in the iPhone. The Gmail account was subsequently deleted but the contacts remained on my iPhone. I ...
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Why are my newly saved contacts not appearing in Gmail contacts?

I have an IPhone 7 - Settings -> Contacts -> Default Account -> Gmail. But when I save any new contact on my iPhone it doesn’t appear in contacts.google.com Two days earlier, I undo the google ...
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Enter individual numbers into iPhone contacts

I have a list of phone numbers: Joe Blow (123) 456-7890 Steph Smith (234) 345-5678 Iggy Ziggy (876) 756-7550 Is there a way to import these individual numbers into iPhone contacts without typing ...
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Maybe: Contact pictures

I have looked everywhere for the answer to this question. On an iphone, when I get a "Maybe: Contact" text message, there is often an a profile picture already attached to the person. Though I ...
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In OSX Mail, how do you type an address without completion/correction?

Aside from manually removing items from Previous Recipients, is there a way to type in an address in Apple Mail exactly as I'd like, without autocompletion? For instance, address completion often ...
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Save iPhone contacts from discontinued Exchange account

My iPhone has been set to store contacts to an Exchange account by default. 2 years ago I changed workplace and my Exchange account was discontinued. I now realise that all the (300ish) contacts on ...
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Set emergency bypass on macOS?

iOS has a great Emergency Bypass feature for allowing certain contacts to ring through to you even when in Do Not Disturb mode. But on macOS, DND prevents any alerts on incoming text messages, even ...
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how do I get my iPhone contacts onto my new MacBook Pro, so that I can send iMessages from my computer, instead of my phone?

I just bought another MacBook Pro and I want to send and receive text messages from my mac instead of my iPhone. How do I get my MacBook Pro to sync with my iPhone as it used to on my old MacBook?
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iCloud log in requires old phone number i neither have nor remember

I recently got rid of my iPhone & tried to log in via icloud on my laptop so I could get some contacts. I know my Apple ID & my password well. However, on entering my credentials, iCloud ...
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Why don't new contacts created on my iPhone sync to my desktop Mac?

On my iPhone running iOS 13.3, I can create a new contact in the Contacts app. However, the contacts do not end up in the Contacts app on my desktop Mac (which is running 10.13.6). I have iCloud on ...
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How do I block all calls from outside my contacts and play them a recording with instructions to text me instead?

I get about 5 robocalls a day in spite of using robocall blocker apps. They use a blacklist of caller numbers that is useless because robocallers always just spoof a random number. The only solution ...
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Why do I have 3 extra contacts on my phone when using Google contacts?

I have my iPhone 11 setup to use Google Contacts. I've been using my contact list both on my gmail account / computer and my iPhone 11. Why are there 3 extra contacts on my phone but not my computer....
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How to save contacts locally on iPhone

Is it possible to save contacts (selectively, eventually) locally on an iPhone, without them being synced to iCloud? (A.k.a. the “All on My Mac” option present on the Mac.) And if yes, how can I do ...
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AppleScript tell Numbers make Pop-Up Menu from Contacts Group names, wait for input, then Email ScreenCapture

This is a bit long-winded, but here goes… Using AppleScript (vanilla, please), I want to automate the Numbers spreadsheet I made for my wife’s music lessons Accounts (which she uses four times a ...
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Deleting Contacts

I recently added an iPhone for my daughter to my account. My phone and the new phone synced taking all my contacts to her phone. When I deleted two numbers from her contact list, they also deleted ...
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Applescript to send email messages to the ALL EMAILS of persons with specific in interest

I am trying to write a script that filters the persons in the Contacts application whose note include a specific keyword and sending those who has at least one e-mail address an e-mail (to all their ...

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