Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2011 11:14 AM (in response to mbookbinder)
They'll probably make you pay then. Not sure though.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 3:45 AM (in response to MadNick)
I'm having the No Name problem with all my address books, iPhone, Mac Book and ICloud.
I have spent a day deleting duplicate son iCloud to no avail. THe I tride to delete all contats on iCloud with no success.
I'm just getting off iCloud for now until these bugs are resolved.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 5:24 AM (in response to T1007)
Did you have Microsoft office for mac 2011 installed? I think the problem lies w/ Microsoft Outlook address book continually synching and creating multiple 'olk' type entries. I had to individually delete those 'olk' files from my hard drive and that helped. Avoiding using Microsoft Outlook is best.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 10:49 PM (in response to charlesfromaustin)
Avoiding Microsoft Outlook may solve the problem, but I (and others) purchased the package with the capability of synching with iTunes.
The onus is on Apple to make it work. - "Apple" please solve or and make it easy for us to use!
(Usability is he reason I converted to Mac)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 12:26 AM (in response to MadNick)
I was able to go to the Address Book on my computer and delete the 'No Name' entries. By shift clicking you can select a few hundred at a time then hit 'delete'. iCloud syncs my address book and so far the entries are removed from my computer, phone and ipad.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 11:53 AM (in response to hap01234)
I would gladly spend the time cleaning my address book database of 158,380 NoName contacts...buy Address Book will not open. I was able to delete the NoNames from iCloud but they remain on my iPhone. Every time I shut down iCloud I am 'rewarded' with thousands of new NoName contacts. Heavy sigh!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2011 4:41 AM (in response to MadNick)
I uopgraded to Lion on a new MacBookPro and at the same time upgraded my ipohone to IOS 5.0.1. I turned on Icloud sync. Since then only trouble.
Calendars and contacts don't sync. Its impossible to turn off the sync feature on the Iphone 4s. Phone and other windows go blank. My contact folder is filled up with 78000 "no name" entries.
All these problems cannot be unknown to Apple- judging from the many similar tickets I find on the web.
What to do?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2011 6:29 PM (in response to MadNick)
I couldn't find any way to delete these unsolicited No Name entries from my address book, I also have thousands of No Name entries, I keep trying to delete directly on Finder but keep crashing my outlook and database recovery starts... I will keep following news.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to vfiorese)
I should have posted before now. I took my MBPro to the Apple store where one of the genius dudes did his magic and was able to copy the valid (non-duplicate) contacts to a clean version of Address Book then deleted the old Address Book. All is well. I would never have been able to do this on my own. Kudos to the Genius Bar folks.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 5:37 PM (in response to MadNick)
I might have a solution I noticed on my phone under settings/facebook there is the option to have ON or OFF access to your FB account. It seems for me that alot of no name are people with fb accts that dont have full contact information so I have turned it off and I will let you know if it stops my billion NO NAMEs etc.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to MadNick)
I now have more than 1.5million contacts, 90% of which are "no name" in my mac Address book. I believe that I may have inadvertently been syncing with google and I cloud at the same time. I use entourage rather than Mac MAil. Anyone got a clue as to why my addresses are expanding like a virus. It is killing my iphone whihc has now all but dies due to number of contacts.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to jonathanb48)
Jonathonb48, see my answer above. TAKE IT TO AN APPLE GENIUS BAR. they should be able to reinstall a clean Address Book. It worked for me.