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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Removing thousands of group folders from Contacts

I have thousands of "Group" folders in my Apple Contacts, something went haywire in a sync years ago. No way to get them out other than 1 by 1. Any suggestions?
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Syncing contacts between devices

How people sync contacts between devices on PC, Tablet, Phone? When i use same apple account on my ipad and iphone it is ok but it is not possible to sync with my Android Tablet (google account) and ...
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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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High Sierra contacts disappear immediately after creation

I add a contact (Firstname, Lastname, Phone, Email) and save it. After a few seconds, presumably when macOS tries to sync it to Gmail and/or iCloud, it disappears. I have a Gmail account and an ...
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Contacts application doesn't open on High Sierra 10.13.2

I've just updated to 10.12.2 and now Contacts.app does not open, it just shows a spinning beachball, requiring a Force Quit. I have already tried without success: restarting logging into a newly ...
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Changing phones from iPhone 7 Plus to iPhone X leaves many contacts unsync'd

I used the backup/restore via iTunes to set up my new iPhone X. It's missing hundreds of my contacts. I use iCloud to store my contacts, photos, etc, but alas they are not all sync'd. Is there a ...
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Contact name suddenly missing

I recently deleted my Exchange email account (old work email) and now some of my contacts are "missing". When I search for them to send a text message they are there but their names disappear. They ...
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When I'm texting, sometimes the receiver's email shows up

Whenever I start a text, my contacts list shows email addresses instead of phone numbers. Not always but very often. Sometimes a contact will be that way, then next time it won't.
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Some contact names missing from Messages, but initials still visible?

This is recent (popped up in the last week), and I don't think it came up with any updates; most recent thing I can think of is watchOS 4.2. I'm on the iPhone 7, with iOS 11.2. Only in my Messages ...
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On iPhone, how do you back up only contacts not photos without paying for the iCloud subscription?

On iPhone, how do you back up only your telephone contacts and not your photos or other stuff without paying for the monthly iCloud subscription?
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Different contact db on one iPhone

I've seen this question. I have the same problem, except that the incorrect contact list is on an iPhone. My iPad, and MBP are in sync. How can I resend the iPhone so as 1. Not lose the correct ...
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Replacing unibody MacBook trackpad contact

The trackpad for my 2010 MacBook works perfectly except the small, round, metal contact push spring that registers clicks is sprung. Tightening the screw underneath the trackpad fixes it but, as it is ...
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Remove Gmail contacts from iPhone contacts list

My iPhone has pulled in all contacts from my Gmail account into my contact list. It’s gotten so out of hand that it’s difficult to find contacts I need. Is there any easy way to remove these and ...
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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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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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Accessing my contacts from broken iPhone?

My iPhone 4 gave up its last hope and hasn't turned on in two weeks. I need to get my contacts, and it's not backed up. What do I do? Phone doesn't turn on, say it's charging but won't turn on. Left ...
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Contacts.app: How to merge duplicate contacts?

The Apple article If you see duplicate contacts after setting up iCloud Contacts, suggest using the Card > Look for Duplicates option. However I can clearly see three or four contacts all with the ...
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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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Managing a large number of parallel iCloud accounts

I manage a large number (over 50) of unique iCloud accounts each with unique information, contacts, and an attached iPhone. Currently any changes among the group's information has to be edited in ...
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Contacts.app won't sync iCloud contacts

Just upgraded to macOS 10.12.16. For some reason my iCloud contacts are empty. Contacts.app does not show anything. I tried signing out of iCloud, deleting AddressBook caches and files in ~/Library/...
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Sync iPhone contacts with MacBook

I am not seeing how to sync my iPhone contacts with my computer contacts. It's an iPhone 5s and a 2008 MacBook. How can I move my phone contacts to my computer?
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Can you upload contacts from a car [Kia] *to* an iPhone?

Last night I accidentally deleted all my contacts from my phone. However, my contacts were synced via Bluetooth with my 2016 Kia Sportage. Is there a way to upload them back from the car and onto my ...
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Converting Word Table to iPhone

I have a my contact list on my PC, formatted as a table in Word (.doc). Is there a convenient way to transfer this info into my iPhone 7+ contact list other than manual data entry?
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How can I tell what group(s) a contact is already in?

If I'm looking at a contact record, is there a field or icon that can appear to let me know the record is in one or multiple different groups?
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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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Some text messages showing phone number not contact name

Suddenly, existing text strings are showing the contact number (not for all text messages), and not the contact name, on my iPhone 6. If I look for the person in my contacts, they are not listed. If I ...
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iPhone 7 iOS 10.3.3 Contact missing after logging into iMessage on Mac

I have an iPhone 7 with iOS 10.3.3 and after I login to iMessage on my mac, alot of my contacts are missing, but the funny thing is, if search for the name in iMessage on the iphone the contact ...
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How to Wipe Badly Imported Contacts from iCloud

My boss has a MacBook Air and an iPhone, and pays for iCloud. We also use Outlook here. We discovered that her contacts weren't being synced properly between her phone and Contacts.app, and attempted ...
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Will my calendar and contacts in iCloud be lost if I delete backups?

I cannot do any new backups because my iCloud storage is full. I want to switch to using my computer for backups and delete the ones I have in iCloud. However I don’t want to lose my contacts and ...
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syncronize icloud contacts with iphone contacts

I have contacts on my iPhone6 that don't appear when I search for them in contacts on icloud (as in the website). How can I get my phone accounts to get into the cloud? Tried so far: went into ...
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iCloud Contacts web interface on Windows - How to copy an address?

I maintain my contact list on an iPad/iPhone and use iCloud's web interface on my desktop PC. I cannot find any way to copy any data that is also a link, such as a person's address or email, from the ...
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Refresh timing of Google Contacts Sync on iOS?

I'm working on a CRM (based on web application), using Google Contacts API. My iPhone’s contacts are linked through my Gmail account. I tried to find the refresh timing between my iPhone’s contacts ...
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Creating a new contact in contact list but it doesn't show

I've found lately that whenever I add a new contact it then doesn't show in my contact list either in the app or the phone. If I receive a call from them their name shows and if I want to send a ...
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Unknown number instead of anonymous number

I've got a question, sometimes when the Caller ID is hidden, it will show up on my lock screen as "Anonymous". But recently, I've noticed something, there is a distinction between Anonymous and "...
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Lost names on iphone 7

My iPhone 7 lost the contact names on my favorites. I just have the numbers. Under contacts I have the names but no numbers. Help
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Problems with extra Contact names in Emails

When I want to send an email to a specific group, I open Contacts, highlight the Group name, select everyone in that group, and then either drag or copy and paste those names into the To: or Bcc: ...
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iCloud contacts to Android smartphone [duplicate]

I bought a new Android phone and I would like to pass the contacts I synced to iCloud from my old iPhone to my new Android phone. How can I do this?
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Recover contacts etc from old iCloud account after iPhone reset

I reset my iPhone 6, meaning I lost all my information, contacts, photos. When my phone turned on again, I had to enter my iCloud, and because I had forgotten my iCloud password, I had to put in a new ...
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How to Sync iPhone contacts to a new Google account? [duplicate]

I have changed my Google account, now I want to sync my contacts to the new Google account. How can I do this?
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How to backup android device contacts on a mac?

How do you do it? The official android files trasfer app seems to transfer only files, not contacts. How to?
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How to add photos for contacts in iPhone 6s?

I want to add photos for every contact in my phone; I tried to for some time but I haven't found any way to set it up. Can someone suggest me the better ways to do it?
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migrating / merging iphone contacts

I have an iPhone 6 (with proper iTunes backup) where all of my contacts where, but I bought a new iPhone 7 and had to initialize it as new iPhone, due to several time-related constraints, so now I ...
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iOS Spotlight search for, then edit a contact

I can't for the life of me understand how, in iOS 10.3.1, I do what I've done many times before iOS 9/10, namely: Spotlight search for a contact Then edit that contact This is what I see: Best ...
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How to set up Mail so To: auto completes based on Contacts info?

When I type "mom" into the "To:" field, Mail.app doesn't load my mom's email addy: ...but when I click the blue "circle/plus" button and type "mom" it does: In Contacts.app I have my Mom's ...
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Contacts can't be indexed by Launcbar: MacOS Error -67050

on macos Sierra 10.12.4 and latest version of LaunchBar I have a problem with indexing Contacts items and now I am sure it is not LaucnBar's fault because I ran it in debug mode and found this in ...
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Lost Contacts icon

My wife has lost the Contacts icon on her iPhone 6. Contacts are still listed uner the telephone icon, but there is no Contacts icon. We have looked in the Extras folder and it is not there. We have ...
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I blocked someone from contacting me on iPhone. I then sent an angry message to them that I regret. Did they see the message?

I know this sounds petty. It is. Regardless, I must know the answer. I was angry with the person I have an intimate relationship. I blocked him on my iPhone, in his contact profile, so that he could ...
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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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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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Where does Calendar pull emails for autocomplete?

I have several Gmail accounts set up on my Calendar app in OS X. Recently, though, most of the email autocomplete is not working when I'm creating a new event unless it's a contact from my personal ...

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