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Questions tagged [contacts.app]

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

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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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Enable “On My Mac” Contacts

I am currently running OS X 10.9.1 and would like to create contacts that are stored locally on my MacBook Pro. My Contacts app does not have "On My Mac" as an option in the sidebar; only the contacts ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to merge 2 different Contacts archives?

Is it possible to merge 2 different Contacts archives? I'm using OS X 10.11
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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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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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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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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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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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Add GPS Coordinates to iPhone Contact

I like to hike (with dogs). Please how can I add GPS coordinates to an iPhone contact address field or otherwise like "the lodge near Au Sable Falls, NY" at 44.181430, -73.965213. There is no road ...
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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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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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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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Sort Contacts Marked As Company

I found an Applescript at apple's support site to sort any contact with the "Company" checkmark checked into a "Business" group: property groupName : "Business" tell application "Contacts" if (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iPhone Contacts app Cross-References Facebook?

I just added two contacts to the contacts app on my iPhone (iOS 9.1) and after each I had a dialog asking me to enter my Facebook password, presumably so it could cross-reference this with my Facebook ...
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how to move contacts en mass from one iCloud account to another

I need to have two iCloud accounts, one for work and one for play/personal. Is there an easy way to move all contacts from one iCloud account to another via iCloud.com. For example, if I have 400 ...
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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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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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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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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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Some SMS senders cannot be saved as contacts on iPhone

I'm rephrasing the question posted some months ago as the issue is still there. When receiving SMS messages from automated services (BlaBlaCar, Bank, Commodities etc.) seems there is a "fake" sender ...
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How to bulk edit the ringtone fields for many entries in macOS Contacts?

I want to change the ringtone for many (thousands) of contact entries to "None" (or to a specific ringtone like the silent one I have). Multi-select in Contacts removes the "Edit" button. I tried ...
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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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Find Contacts by address type

I just mass-added and edited about 500 contacts from my archives, and I would like to set the address type for some of them from other to home. I'd like to search by address type for all contacts ...
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Can I assign my named faces in **Photos** to contacts?

I want use faces which determined in Photos app and I named them. Specially I have contacts with the same names. I want link these and prefer do it automatically. Is there any way do this? EDIT : I ...
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How can I programmatically read and write the texttone of a Contact in the OSX' Contacts app?

On the Contacts app (V9.0) of Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite I want to read and write programatically the texttone property in some of my contacts. How can I do this with Applescript or another scripting ...
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Contacts.app: Failed to update account

Symptoms I was having trouble with my El Capitan Macbook Pro running slow, especially when using syncing contacts. To troubleshoot, I erased my drive and reinstalled El Capitan. Once I entered my ...
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OS X contacts: Related name - In which direction does the relationship field work correctly?

How do I correctly use the "related name" feature? In which direction does it work? Does the relationship label indicate what the edited person (full contact sheet) is to the stated person (field data)...
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How do I disable “Enable Autofill using Contacts…”?

I get this notification on forms in Google Chrome. What is prompting it and how do I turn it off? I searched through Chrome's settings but the only part that appeared to be relevant was unchecked: ...
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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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How do I save a contact to a specific iCloud account?

I have multiple account sources for my Contacts (family iCloud, personal iCloud, Exchange, etc.) When I create a new contact, how do I specify what account I want it saved to? Right now, Contacts just ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I convert my contacts from iCloud to my Mac?

The problem was that I could import contacts from my Mac to iPhone 6 but I couldn't do the opposite. I have backed up to iCloud and tried to do it that way but it still hasn't worked.
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Can a custom label be applied to a contact field using partial text from the field value?

In the Contacts app in OS X Yosemite it is currently impossible to import custom field labels when importing from a CSV file. I use a 3rd party app to manage my contacts and I would like to import the ...