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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iOS 13 message contacts with multiple phone numbers on separate threads

My brother in law has apparently been sort of doing a hack with iOS contacts for years with his business. He tutors high school kids, so he would create one contact called, "John and Billy Smith", and ...
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Contacts and text messages merging after 13.1 iPhone update

My boyfriend has an android for his personal use and an iPhone for work. I updated my iPhone to 13.1 and now both of his phones are combined in my text messages. I hate it! How do I fix this problem?
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iPhone 6 and iCloud contacts reverted back to an old list

I recently noticed my contacts seem to have reverted back to what they were several years ago. I've lost contacts I added within the last year or so and old contacts I deleted years ago have made a ...
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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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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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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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How to find which of several numbers for the same contact I sent a message to

For a contact with several phone numbers, how do I find which number I sent a message to? I am trying to find which of the contact's numbers to try next, because I'm not getting a reply. The ...
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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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Default From address in iOS Mail

I have multiple e-mail addresses associated with My Contact on my iPhone (6S, iOS 10.0.2). Some of those e-mail addresses are for accounts on the phone and some are for accounts not on the phone. If ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...