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Not another iPhone contacts sync question!

A strange mismatch is going on between my Mac Contacts and my iPhone contacts. Even though I'm using a single Apple ID on both machines, certain contacts exist on the iPhone but not the Mac and vice-versa. I haven't been able to find the explanation for this. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jun 19, 2014 - 4 answers

Messages on an American iPhone in Greece?

I recently took my Verizon American iPhone 5s outside the country for the first time and installed a Cosmote sim card on it. Immediately all my contacts on the messages app lost their names and only appear as their American phone numbers, e.g. +1 (xxx) xxx-xxxx. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on May 15, 2014 - 4 answers

How can my wife and I keep our iOS and MacOS contacts synchronized

Mrs. Alms and I like to maintain a single contact list for both of us across our iPhones and Macintoshes. How can we do this without abusing my Apple ID and iCloud? [more inside]
posted by alms on May 12, 2014 - 8 answers

My iPhone deleted all of my contacts

My iPhone deleted all of my contacts, and none of the advice I've found on the internet for getting them back has worked. [more inside]
posted by enn on Jan 28, 2014 - 14 answers

iOS 7 shares everyone's contacts?

An office full of iPhones. As each person updates to iOS7, their Contacts show up on the other updated phones. Why? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Nov 3, 2013 - 4 answers

iPhone contacts: image issue

All contacts on my iPhone have the wrong image associated with them. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Aug 16, 2013 - 5 answers

iPhone4 + GmailContacs = Wrong Contact Photo. HALP!

I have an iPhone4, running iOS 5.1.1. From day one it has always pulled the Contacts from my gmail account via the "Exchange" option and has worked flawlessly...untill now... [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on May 20, 2013 - 1 answer

Help me create the perfect Contacts Manager

After years of being an Android user, I finally bought my first iPhone. I'm having trouble and getting thoroughly confused with merging and syncing all my contacts. Please help me start over and create the Ultimate Contacts Manager solution that doesn't require me to become a sync wizard. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Help! Facebook integration messed up my iPhone's contacts!

Help! Facebook integration messed up my iPhone's contacts! [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Nov 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Trying to Stay in Contact

I manage my contacts in Outlook on Computer 1. I manage my iPhone on Computer 2. I don't want to put Outlook on Computer 2, and I don't want to connect my iPhone to Computer 1. How can I best keep my contacts up-to-date on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Feb 18, 2012 - 6 answers

What's the deal with syncing contacts between Address Book, iCloud and Gmail???

In short: how do I sync all my contacts between Mac OS X Address Book, iOS, iCloud.com, and Gmail.com? Not as short: In olden days, I used the Address Book app on my Mac to store all my contacts. Everything in there would sync to MobileMe (and by extension, iPhone, iPad and me.com) and Google (for Gmail). After iCloud was released in October, turning on contact syncing between Address Book and iCloud resulted in a message that said if iCloud contact syncing is turned on Google syncing must be turned off. Googling tells me that lots of people are having this problem, but I'm not finding a solution within all the noise. What am I missing? Any settings to change? Any software? Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal on Jan 30, 2012 - 1 answer

iPhone App Access to Contacts

iPhone security question: My employer is considering allowing the use of iPhones (and possibly Android phones) in place of our traditional Blackberries, but is concerned about ensuring security of our confidential information. We already know how to turn off the ability of apps to access location data on the iPhone, but I'm also looking for a way to prevent apps from accessing the contact list. Perhaps my GoogleFu is failing me--is there an easy (or not so easy) way to do this?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Feb 24, 2011 - 7 answers

iPhone and Gmail Sync Issues

Overwrite Gmail contacts with iPhone contacts. How? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

How to make a Blackberry backup file transfer to an iPhone?

How do I get a Blackberry backup file (.ipd extension) onto a new iPhone? The Blackberry itself has up and disappeared. [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on May 9, 2010 - 5 answers

How to export AutoArchive e-mail exported & transferred from MS Outlook

Help me get my AutoArchived e-mail out of MS Outlook and the info from off Exchange server before work shuts it down tonight, please. I'm dumbfounded. [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Oct 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Microsoft is holding my friends, my family and my life hostage!

How do I get contacts/calendar off my Win Mobile 5 device, onto my computer and then on to my new iPhone without Outlook? I'd like to migrate to Google Calendar in the process if possible. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Iphone contact help

Any easier way to clean contacts on iphone up than one at a time on the phone: since i imported from my imac, my old phone's card and my outlook pc i have a real mess and cleaning it up without cut and paste is a nightmare...also, can i eliminate tow way sync if i were to clean up contacts folder on my imac and make that my standard and not screw it up again with a sync?
posted by dougiedd on Jan 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Where did I see an iPhone "scroll bar" like the Contacts app's list of letters?

This might be a dumb question about my iPhone 3G (latest software update): where did I see some sort of scroll bar down the side of a list (of names? songs?) that functions similarly to the list of letters along the side of the screen in the Contacts application? Instead of letters, it was a series of horizontal bars that indicated relative position over the full length of whatever the list was. Made scrolling through a super long list quick and easy. Did I make this up? Googling hasn't turned up anything useful, but pointers there would be helpful, too. Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

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