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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Missing iCloud contacts on one device

I synchronise my contacts over iCloud. On the web (iCloud.com) I have more than 1'000 contacts which are synchronised on my Mac Mini at home, on my iPhone and iPad. I then have a MacBook pro where ...
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How do I sync contacts between 2 iCloud accounts?

I need to sync my contact list with my husband's phone. We both have our own iCloud accounts.
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How to stop my iPhone from merging contacts?

My iPhone keeps merging contacts when two of them are of the same company or have something else that is identical. So, let us say I wish to call a contact (that unknowingly to me has been merged), I ...
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How can I extract contacts from an iTunes backup of an iPhone?

I have an iTunes backup of an iPhone, and I want to extract the contacts from there as a file, e.g., vcf or csv. There are many advertised paid software packages. Is there any free option?
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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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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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Custom labels for phone numbers in contacts disappear immediately after creation

I want to create a custom label in contacts to designate GoToMeeting dial in numbers and access codes. I am able to create the custom label as "GoToMeeting" and save it, but when I get out of ...
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software problem: retrieve contacts data from Time Machine

My Macbook Pro under Sierra is now at the Repair Shop. I am using another MacBook Pro under Yosemite while my Sierra machine is being repaired. However, I forgot to export Contacts before taking my ...
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How to get Siri to dial my contact called “voicemail”?

I have a contact in my iPhone called "voicemail" that dials my company voicemail service. If I ask Siri to "call voicemail" it just says "you have no new voicemails" as it's trying to check the mobile ...
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How to share and sync only selected Contact groups between iphones

OK here goes. I apologise in in advance if questions is really stupid. My husband and I run a charity. The charity doesn't have much money so we use our personal iPhone (with shared apple-id) to do ...
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Where does the iPhone save contacts?

Does the iPhone save contacts in the internal storage, SIM card and iCloud (if activated)? I can see an option in Contacts to import from SIM. I wonder if the iPhone stores contacts in all these ...
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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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how to import all iCloud contacts into Windows 10 People

how can I import all my iCloud contacts into the Windows 10 People app ?
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How can I block an app from accessing my contacts?

An app that has access to the list of contacts is capable, without further notice, to upload that information to a server. (If it has internet access, that is, but most do.) I am concerned of 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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Restoring Contacts groups from Time Machine

For reasons unknown, everything just completely vanished from my Contacts (including contacts and all of my groups). Note, these are all Contacts that were stored on my Mac -- I don't use iCloud and ...
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What does ~~MULTILATERAL~~ Mean in an imessages text conversation on iPhone?

Some of my contacts have multiple points of contact. A friend and I were trying to get to the bottom of why some messages didn't appear on his ipad, and some didn't appear on my mac. We both have ...
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Most effective way to backup contacts from iPhone to plain .csv - format

I got a corrupted iPhone 5 with latest iOS 10.2 Before I will start over from scratch I would like to backup all my contacts and notes. I would prefer to store them to .csv format, because they are ...
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Duplicate birthdays in Calendar but only on Mac

I have my birthdays stored in my contacts. As of late I see duplicate entries for each birthday in my Calendar on the Mac. On my iOS devices they only show up once. When I deactivate my contacts ...
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iOS Spotlight searches displays really old contacts as tophits

I have had this problem a while, especially through the iOS 9 and iOS 10 versions. Every time I pull down for searching from the springboard and type in a name of my contacts, iOS somehow lists my ...
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How can I sync Calendars and Contacts to my iPod (3rd Gen)?

I have a 3rd generation iPod (Apple calls it an "iPod (Dock Connector)"). It syncs music, podcasts and audiobooks with iTunes 12.5.3 on El Capitan, but calendars and contacts are not synced. (I didn'...
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How do I distinguish text conversations from the same contact with different phone numbers?

I have a contact with whom I share text messages from two different phone numbers. How can I distinguish the two text conversations? Right now, it labels them identically with Full Name at the top, ...
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Invalid response received

I am trying to backup my iphone 6+ to iTunes. It will not let me : could not connect to the iphone ( insert your name of phone) because an invalid response was received from the device. I have ...
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Phone is off / black when I plug it into charger, only the Apple logo is displayed

My small nephew dropped my iPhone 4s. There is a small crack on the screen. Now the iPhone is off / black and when I plug it into a charger only the Apple logo is displayed. How can I retrieve my ...
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Cannot add gmail account on iOS

I am trying to add a gmail account to my iPad in order to have contacts, email, and calendar sync. I go to Settings -> Mail -> Accounts -> Add Account and enter my gmail credentials. It accepts the ...
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Default contact group for new contacts in iOS 10

I use an iOS 10 device together with an Exchange server and several contact folders (some of them shared). When I create a new contact on the phone I have no control in which group it goes and this is ...
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“o” before recent phone number, what does it mean

I just realized I got some recent contacts who have an "o" before their phone numbers when I'm adding a recipient after writting a text message, what does it mean? I'm sure it's the letter "o" and ...
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Spotlight search result for contact does not open found contact in Address Book

When I search for a contact in Spotlight (Cmd-Space), the correct contacts show. When I select a contact (Enter), Address Book opens, but it has no contact selected. I have to look for the same ...
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Contact card spam

I'm getting contact cards in my Contacts.app that have the Apple logo, a name like "Apple inc." Or "Expedia" and then hundreds of emails listed under that contact. I suspect this is someone trying to ...
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For iMessage for MacOS, where do the face images come from?

for years I have been using the Contacts app to track addresses. I use Gmail as my main address book so it seems to either copy the Google user avatar to the contact card, or if a matching Facebook ...
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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 do I remove my email address book from my iPhone 7 contact list?

I just got an iPhone 7. But my email address book has merged with my phone number contact list. How do I remove the email addresses?
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stop iOS contact importing contact info from mail footers

I recently changed from using the gmail app to the native iOS mail app on my iphone. Now when i search for a contact in the address book to make a phone call it seems to have pulled in a load of ...
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Can multiple email addresses *with names* be pasted into Mail.app?

I read this post, but it doesn't answer my question: How to paste multiple email addresss into iPhone mail To: field? I have noticed that it seems to be possible to include a name along with an ...
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How do I limit Gmails access to my phones contact info, specifically pictures?

I recently added/updated some pictures for my contacts within the built-in phone app. Gmail now somehow has those pictures, 1) how is this possible? 2) How do I limit Gmail's access to my contacts ...
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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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Contacts app on new iPad incorrectly assumes default country code

After doing a restore from an old iPad to a new iPad, and syncing up iCloud, contacts stored without a country code are displayed incorrectly. In Australia, the mobile number format is 04xx xxx xxx, ...
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Is there any way to nest groups hierarchically in Apple Contacts?

I have a huge number of contacts. If there is absolutely no better way to organize them than a "flat file" list of groups, I may be forced to export each card individually just so I can have them in ...
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How do I send calls from numbers not in contacts to voicemail?

I'd like to send all of the calls that I receive from numbers that are not in my contacts to voicemail. Is this possible on ios10?
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Why would an incoming call from one person show up as a different person from my contact name list?

I received a call that showed up as someone from my contact list. When I played the message back it was from a completely different business. This has happened once before... a call came in with the ...
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Highlight the groups a contact is in?

There is a keyboard shortcut for "Contacts.app" which does not appear to be documented anywhere (correct me if I'm wrong) which allows you to highlight the groups that the selected contact is part of, ...
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Names not appearing in Messages on Watch [duplicate]

On Watch, I suddenly see no names for people in Messages. Instead I see the address (e-mail or phone number) they are sending from, even though the senders are in my Contacts and have the addresses ...
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Apple Watch contact names missing after watchOS 3 update

After updating my Apple Watch to watchOS 3 some of my contact names are missing in Messages and Phone etc. Some are showing name, others just show the phone number. The iPhone does show the contact ...
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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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saving contacts on iPhone 6 without bringing documents and data

This has always been frustrating. I've restored my iPhone 6 a number of times, but when I bring the contacts from iCloud, the documents and data comes along for the ride. Is there any way to save ...
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Is Siri able to recognise a contact nickname and action on it?

I want to call my girlfriend using Siri. The problem is that her name is Hungarian and I am not able to pronounce it in a way that Siri recognise it and call her. So I thought that I give her a ...
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iPhone Contact Reverts to Old Data After Edit

I have several iDevices that I use: iPad, iPhone and an iPod, all of which sync contacts with iCloud. I am experiencing the phenomenon where I update a contact on my iPhone and instead of syncing the ...
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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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Move all “All on My iPhone” contacts to “All Gmail” group

I have been syncing my iPhone and Gmail contacts for years and consistently run into this problem. Some of my contacts were created in the group "All on My iPhone", always without my knowledge, ...
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iOS: Sync address book with Exchange and contact picture

I sync my iPhone SE with an Exchange server. It retrieves the information and also the contact pictures of the contacts who have them. With Android, if I added/changed the contact picture by phone, ...

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