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Apple's address book client, renamed from Address Book in OS X 10.8

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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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Contacts: no importable cards were found

Just leaving this here in case someone hits this annoying snag. This in MBP 2018 Touch bar running Monterey 12.1 After allowing "Contacts" in iCloud, most of my Contacts vanished. I have to ...
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Work with .vcf contacts without merging into my computer's Contacts

macOS 11.6, Contacts.app 13.0 I have a .vcf file of Contact cards from another computer. I wish to work with them on my computer without merging them with the cards already in my computer's Contacts. ...
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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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Exchange not syncing with Contacts App (Big Sur)

Symptoms: I've got a user with 3,051 contacts in his exchange account. We use exchange online. He is able to see and sync his contacts with the Outlook app and his iPhone (running latest iOS, 14 I ...
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Is there a way to sync WhatsApp profile photos with Contacts Photos?

I would like to know if there is a way to automatically sync the profile pics that people set in their WhatsApp profile to the contacts photos in my Contacts app on OS X (Big Sur).
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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 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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From which number did I get this text? [duplicate]

I received a text from a number. My contact list had that number saved as well as 3 other numbers in the same contact card. How do I get to know which number had sent the text, when it shows only ...
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Why won't Time Machine restore my Contacts even though they're visible in a Time Machine backup?

I recently upgraded to Catalina but after a few surprises I went back to Mojave using a Time Machine backup to restore data. I use Google to sync contacts on my Mac and iOS devices, and Gmail runs ...
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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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How to STOP Chinese birthday calendars

Chinese calendar keeps showing up when I attempt to add a 2nd birthday to anyone’s contact profile!? The 1st birthday I add is perfect and in English. BUT... It will not allow me to add any more ...
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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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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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MacOS Contacts App — How can I tell to which address book an entry belongs?

I have two entries that appear identical to each other. One is in the iCloud address book. The other is On My Mac. I have opened up both entries, but I can't tell which is which. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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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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Message, Phone apps started showing only phone numbers, not names

About three days after upgrading from iOS 11.4 to iOS 12 my messages and phone apps (recents & voicemail) started showing only phone numbers, not contact names. In some cases, they would display "...
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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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Applescript - Contacts: Why can I get addresses and emails from a contact but not phones

Errors when getting phones In Script Editor, if I run: tell application "Contacts" to get the vcard of person 301 the result is: "BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:3.0 PRODID:-//Apple Inc.//Mac OS X 10.13.6//EN ...
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Contacts on my Mac out of sync with my iPhone

I have what appears to be a massive collection of randomness in the Contacts list on my Mac, even though iCloud Sync is turned on. My iPhone is a much different, and cleaner, list. Is there a way to ...
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How do I change fonts and add colors in Contacts?

I just discovered how to change fonts and add colors to Notes by using command T. How can I change fonts and add colors to Contacts? (Conmmand T does not work for Contacts).
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How do I accept the "Maybe:" contact suggestion in Messages?

Siri has correctly identified a few contacts who have texted me. Is there anyway to accept the suggestion rather than have to manually type in their names?
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Why is Contacts.app's "General" tab different on two Macs with the same software?

I have two macs, a 2010 MBP and a 2013 MBA. They run identical software: both use macOS 10.12.6, and Contacts.app 10.0, build 1756.20. The "General" pane of Contacts.app's Preferences displays ...
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How can I change the case of all contacts' cities?

Most of my contacts in Contacts.app have the city typed in UPPERCASE. This has led my iOS devices to correct, for example "Stockholm" to "STOCKHOLM" for a while. How can I bulk change all cities from ...
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Contact Cards disappear while I create them

I have used "Contacts" for years. But now when I try to add cards, they disappear as I am filling them out. Using OS 10.13.2 on Macbook Pro.
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Contact names not showing in Messages on High Sierra

I have my contacts stored on iCloud, so they sync between my iPhone and my MacBook Pro. On my iPhone, the Messages app displays the Contact Name, however on my MacBook Pro it does not. It just ...
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Message reply on Mac goes to wrong person

3 people at my office send me messages from their iOS device. If I read and reply from my iOS device, all works well. If I read and reply from my Mac, the replies get mixed and and the wrong person ...
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Add images to a contact in Contacts

Is there a way to modify the type style and add JPEGs or PNGs to Contacts?
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Disappearing contact photos

Apple's Contacts app has been acting up for me recently. About the same time that iCloud sync stopped working I noticed that when assigning photos to contacts, they don't stay saved. They appear to be ...
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Why doesn't Siri call a contact that it clearly understands?

I have a contact entry with no first name and a last name of "Charles Schwab Customer Service". When I tell Siri "Call Charles Schwab Customer Service", it shows the words on the screen exactly as I'...
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How can I add tags or groups in Apple Contacts?

I have people in my address book, but I want to organize them by topic. Like Work or Office or Friends or well, you get it. How can I do that on the desktop? I'm assuming its using the group feature,...
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Is there any metadata stored in Contacts.app contacts that would store when a contact was created or last edited?

I'd like to view my contacts in order of last added in order to remember a few people who's names I now forget but meet this year when busy. The standard Select All… Copy… Paste into numbers as ...
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Contact card spam

I'm getting contact cards in my Contacts.app that have the Apple logo, a name like "Apple inc." Or "Expedia" and then hundreds of emails listed under that contact. I suspect this is someone trying to ...
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Any trick to add photo to empty contact names?

Many services (BlaBlaCar, Banks, train companies) send SMS messages with a "fake" sender name and empty number, and the new iOS 10 message list is quite boring and difficult to read with the same icon....
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Cannot delete contact from Address Book

I have a particular contact I cannot delete from Address Book. There was a birthday event in calendar for a person I didn't recognize, so I tried to delete it. However, Calendar said that I needed ...
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iMessage shows ICE instead of contact

I am trying to have an iMessage conversation with my family, but instead of showing their name it shows "ICE" because that same number is listed in my In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact. Is there ...
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Order of phone number types when adding a new contact

Whenever I'm adding a new contact (iOS 9.3.4, German) and tap "add phone number", the default phone number type is "Home Fax" which is probably the least useful default imaginable. Is it possible to ...
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How to Handle two people with same name in Apple Photos?

I am sorting my photos in the Apple Photos app via Faces, and have two contacts with identical names. Is there any way to create two "faces" with identical names, or do I need to change one of their ...
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How to see Contact Duplicates in Mac OS El Captian

I am using the Mac OS Contacts app version 9.0 (latest). I only have the option to "Look for duplicates..." which will then allow an auto-merge option if it finds duplicate. What it doesn't do is show ...
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Purge contacts information on Mac

Last month, for a temporary event, I've added a Polish number (+48 prefix) to 800 of my regular contacts using a vCard file. Now, this event is finished and now I'd like to remove all those ...
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Reminders and Contacts disappeared when turning on iCloud

I decided to give iCloud a go, so I did the following: Logged into iCloud on iPhone Logged into iCloud on Mac The following happened: Calendar events were merged (that is, they were copied from ...
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Contacts.app - list all groups a contact is in

Is there a possibility to list all the groups, a contact is in, on the card. This would make the organisation of my contacts much easier
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Lost groups in Contacts after updating to El Capitan [closed]

I updated to OS X El Capitan and lost all my groups in contacts. I have been on the phone with Apple Support for 3 hours and can't restore the list of groups in my contacts. Can anyone help?
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How to repair a corrupt Applescript Editor

I have an applescript that I've been working on the past week or so. I've been running & rerunning a script, fixing bugs, etc. that are deep in the code. Sometimes, the script would take a ...
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Edit the Display Name for a contact in Contacts.app

First off: I'm mass printing envelopes. I export my contacts (from Contacts.app) to vCard, then convert them to CSV, before using MS Word's built-in mass-mailing tool. In my contacts, I've found it to ...
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How to set Title in Contacts but not display it?

Is there a way to set the 'Title' field in Contacts, but to not display it? i.e., in Mail I want to see "John Doe", but have the contact card display "Captain John Doe". Can I do this?
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Can I assign my named faces in Photos app to Contacts?

I want use the faces which I determined in Photos app and named them. I have contacts with the same names. I want to link these and I would it done automatically. Is there any way to do this? EDIT : ...
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