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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AppleSpell error: Contacts change history truncated, resetting!

My macOS High Sierra system is increasingly slowing to a crawl and having huge spikes in CPU usage, notably in Messages, but even when it not running. The logs that seem to be most closely associated ...
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Siri knows all my contacts but contacts app doesnt?

I have contacts on my phone that I can ask Siri to call, and it works fine. I can say "call John Smith" or "show John Smith" and that contact shows up. On the other hand, if I go to the Contacts app ...
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Unify iMessage threads for the same contact

In Messages.app, if a user sends you an iMessage from their phone number, it'll start a thread that's tied to their phone number, and not their identity as a contact. Subsequently, if you start an ...
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How to reorder contact info in Contacts.app

I'm a hoarder of contact info in Contacts.app. I always keep people's old contact info in their Contacts.app entry so that, for example, their pic will show up in Mail.app on even old emails from ...
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Bash script detect received iMessage along with its contents?

I've been doing some searching around online for an answer to this question and can't seem to find one. My aim is to run a bash script which waits for the arrival of an iMessage from a specific ...
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Synchronize only selected Google contacts on iphone

Following these instructions, I was able to synchronize all my Google contacts to iOS. However, this bundled together all my Google contacts: people without phone numbers, people I haven't ...
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How to remove Zombie birthdays from Contacts/Calendar?

I run Contact Sync for Mac to keep my Mac contacts in sync with my Google Contacts. Occasionally this will delete contacts on the mac, that have been deleted as duplicates in Gmail. After Contact ...
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Does the latest version of iOS automatically sync the Exchange Global Address List?

An executive at my company has the iPhone 6 with iOS 8.4. For a month or two now he's noticed that any changes he makes to employee contacts eventually get reverted, and it's driving him (and, ...
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outlook.com calendar and contacts sync

I recently started using a mac, and my mind was blown by the fact that I can't sync my live.com calendar with the default calendar app (same goes for contacts). I don't understand why this is the case ...
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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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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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Contact mobile number not shown in Messages

When I type a Contact’s name in Messages in iPhone, the mobile number isn't listed but email address is. I have to tap the + button and find it in my Contact list. What is causing this issue? How do ...
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How do I get iMessage to only send to mobile numbers and not everything on the contact card?

I have read answers to similar questions and it does not answer it completely. I do not get prompted to answer where I want to send the message. It just automatically sends to phone, email, and ...
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Why does “System Information” want access to Contacts to auto-empty trash?

macOS High Sierra – 10.13.3 (17D102) I clicked Apple / About This Mac / Storage / Manage, and System Information app launches with a series of suggestions to reduce disk usage. One suggestion is to ...
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Does iMessage have BCC?

Does iMessage have the ability to send a message as a BCC (blind carbon copy) to a group, like email services do (Gmail and Apple Mail)? Sometimes I have a message that I want many people to receive ...
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Facebook Messenger: Cannot restrict address book access

For security reasons I had to block address book access in iOS 10 entirely. WhatsApp for example doesn't see any address book entries and gives a warning. Any other app too. But the Facebook Messenger ...
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Contacts Disappearing from Groups

I am running Sierra 10.12.3 on a new iMac purchased in Jan 2017. We are running on an exchange network and I'm trying to re-create my groups in Contacts. I create the Group, search for the contact ...
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“X is not available for FaceTime” on Mac

Whenever I try to use FaceTime to contact a certain person, it immediately disconnects with the message "X is not available for FaceTime". We are both using a MacBook running Mavericks, not iOS. The ...
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Contacts no longer open in macOS Sierra

Contacts on macOS Sierra is not opening anymore. I get the following error: If I try to start Contacts from the terminal, I get the following errors: $ /Applications/Contacts.app/Contents/MacOS/...
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Why are all my addresses not syncing from iCloud to Mac?

I have a laptop running Sierra and a desktop running Sierra. They both sync with the same account on iCloud. On my desktop, next to the all iCloud link, there is a lightgrey error indicator: . ...
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Need to merge address book files

Can I import an old Address Book file without replacing my current contacts? In other words, can I merge an old address book file with my current one? I use address book on OS X 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.3 ...
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Is it possible to sync iCloud contacts with Thunderbird's address book?

I would like to keep my iCloud addresses in sync with my Thunderbird address book. Is there a way to do this directly? Currently I sync both with my Gmail contacts, but the results are not very ...
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Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
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Contacts does not read properly from LDAP and/or Zimbra

I can't get Contacts to work with an Open LDAP server in OSX 10.9.2, apparently regardless of the settings that I use. I can query it from the command line, so it's definitely working. I have also ...
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OS X Messages.app images are out of sync with Contacts

I synchronize my contacts on OS X under Internet Accounts. I have contacts selected under iCloud, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. I've updated contact images using this profile aggregation and it ...
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iPhone is missing a hanfdul of contacts

I noticed that one of my contacts (my dad!) suddenly disappeared from my iPhone, in the middle of the day. I don't remember doing anything or deleting it. I looked online on iCloud.com, and saw that ...
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10.9 Contacts.app doesn’t sync one contacts card with iCloud

Contacts.app in 10.9 says "Some server contacts could not be copied to this address book." iCloud.com shows 499 contacts iOS shows 499 contacts 10.9 shows 498 contacts is there a way to fix this or ...
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iPhone 4s and iCloud only partially syncing

I'm having trouble syncing -- my iCloud and iPhone 4s (running iOS 5.1.1) only partially sync with one another. I.e., new entries sync, as do changes to contacts that appear in both. BUT… I have ...
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Contacts.app Sync with iCloud gives CoreDAVErrorDomain Error 1

I'm completely clueless. The contacts app does not sync with iCould and gives the CoreDAVErrorDomain Error 1. I have tried deleting the app and do software update. Same thing. I have tried backing up ...
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My address lines are missing from my address book in iOS 7

Just upgraded to iOS 7 and thought all was well until I noticed that all addresses are missing from my address book. All of the other data is ok - name, email, phone numbers, but no home or work ...
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Data differences between Apple Contacts and GMail Contacts?

I'm thinking of syncing my Mac's contacts with Google. But I'm a little wary of any data syncing between platforms, since some data is usually lost. Is there a list somewhere that describes which ...
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Is it possible to VIEW Google Contacts Customized Fields on iPhone?

We have some Google Contacts with Customized Fields (not customized email titles) such as: Certifications Attained: Years Experience in this Field: Among other customized fields that show up toward ...
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Can you make Contacts show the Twitter username (instead of the person's real name) when it autopopulates data from Twitter?

I had Contacts integrate data from my Twitter account. It worked, but when I look at someone's Twitter name in Contacts, it shows their real name, not their Twitter handle. Above you can see my ...
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Contact syncing is not working for some contacts using iCloud

I've verified that at least some of my contacts are not properly syncing between my iPhone running iOS 5.1 and my Mac running OSX 10.7.3 (both the latest OS versions currently available). Here, you ...
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How can I make a group of contacts that have phone numbers with the iPhone label?

I have been editing my contacts in Lion Address Book to use the iPhone label for phone numbers. I want to create a smart group that shows all contacts that use the iPhone label. I would use this ...
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Is there a way to browse groups on the iPhone 4, created in Google contacts in the address book?

I currently have Gmail contacts synched to my iPhone but I noticed that , I can't find my contacts created in Google contacts in the address book. Do you know of any hacks or apps that would allow me ...
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How to reorganize labels in iPhone contacts?

How to rename and delete these customized labels generated during adding or editing contacts on the iPhone?
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Where are Address Book group definitions stored and how can I delete them all?

I know Address Book metadata is stored in Library/Application Support/AddressBook. I wonder, however, what's up with Address Book "Groups". They are peculiar items. For example, I quit LaunchBar (...
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Sync multiple gmail contacts with Lion Address Book?

I understand that Address Book, even on Lion, doesn't support syncing multiple gmail contacts. Is there a third-party app that I can use for this purpose? I'm looking for an app that gives me a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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iPhone iOS 12.0 update will not sign into Apple ID, cannot access App Store or sync contacts from Gmail

I updated my iPhone to iOS 12 and noticed first that all my contacts no longer syncing from my Gmail account. I also cannot access the App Store. In Settings I have tried multiple times to sign in ...
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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 ...