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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How do I duplicate a VCF contact into a new one with a different name?

I have a contact as a VCF file which I need to duplicate and store with two different names. How can I accomplish this?
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Deleted iCloud contacts keep coming back

Tried to delete several contacts on iCloud.com, but they keep coming back! I have tried several times with no success. These contacts are still on my device with iCloud sync enabled. If I don't want ...
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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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“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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Contacts randomly deleted from iPhone. How do i restore them?

I think it happened after a software update and my contacts are no longer there. On messages app, some contacts I messaged previously are named Maybe: (name) I don’t know whether my contacts are ...
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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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Zero-width characters embedded in phone number whenever they are copied from the macOS 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" (U+202D codepoint: E2 80 AD in UTF-8 ...
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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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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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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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How can Siri recognize a contact's name, but be unable to call that person?

My wife and I have the same problem with Siri. In our contacts database, each person has at least one associated phone number (usually associated with 'home', 'mobile' or 'iPhone'). However, even ...
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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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Why were my contacts synced to my mother's iPhone?

I have recently downloaded the new software on my iphone, iOS 6. My mother and my sister also use my Apple ID to download their apps too. Today my mother downloaded iOS 6 and all of my contacts were ...
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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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Show company name in contacts

I'm at work and I'd like to call one of our suppliers, Acme Corp. I've already saved the contact for our current Acme rep on my iPhone. Today our rep is Pete, but recently it was Susie, and in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Gmail contact folder disappeared

The contact folder in my Gmail disappeared, both on iPhone and iPad. How do I get it back?
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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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Does a Contacts Nickname transmit to anyone else; iMessage or email?

iOS 9.0.2 So I asked Siri to call me Sugar Daddy... Hilarious, right? Well I was using the e-mail app this morning, and when looking at a few e-mails I sent last night, I noticed that my name was ...
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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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Set my default address for auto-fill?

Since updating to 10.7.2, the email addresses in my address book card seem to have re-prioritized themselves. Now when I use Auto-Fill, the wrong address pops up, and I don't see any way to change it. ...
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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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How to divert (only) certain numbers to voicemail?

Is it possible to set unconditional divert for some phone numbers/contacts, like on Android (like described here) ? The only contact specific option is "Block", which is quite different.
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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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How do I find a recently added contact?

I recently met someone and got them to type their info into my contacts. I was really busy for a few days and didn't get around to contacting them. Now I can't remember their name. Is there a way ...
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Exchange contacts do not appear in iCloud

On my iPad and iPhone I have several email accounts: three Gmail and one Exchange account. I stopped using the Exchange account and tried to remove it from the iPhone, but also all my contacts were ...
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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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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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Assigning different ringtone for non-contacts

I'm using iOS 9.1 and I want to assign one ringtone for all known contacts and a different one for non-contacts. I also have another ringtone for a few specific contacts, but in general I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to sort contacts by creation date or modification date in iOS Contacts or OS X Contacts 7.x?

Is there a way to view or export the date a contact was created or modified in iOS 7 and/or the Contacts app (version 7.1) when viewed from a Mac? This one datapoint would enormously aid deduping ...
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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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How to change default contact template

When i create a new contact and go to insert a phone number the default category for this is "Home", I don't have anyone's home phone number now as this is 2015 not 1999. How can i change this default ...
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How do you get iPhone to share contacts with Mac Messages app?

When I get a new text, it appears both in the Messages app on my iPhone and in the Messages app on my Mac. The iPhone text show the person's name, and the Mac text only shows the person's number. I ...
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Undisclosed recipients through iMessage

Is it possible to send a message to multiple people without any of them knowing of any other recipients (undisclosed recipients) through iMessage and through an iPod 5 (iOS 9.3.5)?
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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 ...