4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2012 10:26 AM by WillFriedwald2
WillFriedwald2 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

I have never been able to sync ADDRESS BOOK (on the Mac Pro desktop) and CONTACTS (on the iPad) correctly with each other.

 

There are tons of contacts on the desktop that do NOT appear on the iPad.

 

However, I notice that whenever I add a new contact to the iPad, it almost automatically appears on the desktop. I assume that this is via iCloud.

 

So, obviously, something is working.  Is there a setting I can adjust so that the desktop and the iPod will be completely synced and have exactly the same contacts?  So when I add, edit, or delete something on one, the change will automatically be made on the other as well?

 

Inquiring minds need to know!

 

will

  • 1. Re: iCloud contacts / address book issue
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    You can start by checking that you are adding the new contacts to the iCloud account on the Mac Pro. Click on the ribbon in the Address Book to reveal 'Users & Groups', and then by selecting each account on the left side you will see which contacts are in which account.

     

    Address Book list.jpg

  • 2. Re: iCloud contacts / address book issue
    WillFriedwald2 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    thanks for the feeback... does this look correct to you (I had no idea one could insert images here!)

     

     

     

    address book iCloud.jpg

     

    thank you, Sir Winston - someone just sent this quip to me this very morning:

     

    During a dinner party when Lady Bessborough exclaimed—“Winston ! You’re Drunk!”  Churchill instantly responded---“And you, Madam, are ugly. I shall be sober in the morning.”

     

    W

  • 3. Re: iCloud contacts / address book issue
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    Yes, only contacts in the iCloud account (possibly just the top one) will sync with your iPad.

     

    The second iCloud account is a secondary account and unless your iPad also has that account as a secondary account, the contacts in it wont sync.

     

    To move contacts from (say) the on my mac account to the iCloud account:

    Go to users and groups and choose only your On My Mac Contacts to display.

    • Ensure that nothing is typed in the search field.
    • Click to select the first contact and shift-click the last to select them all.
    • Drag the list of contacts to your desktop.
    • Delete the contacts from Address Book (using your delete key).
    • Make sure your iCloud account is your default account (preferences > general).
    • Select All iCloud contacts from users and groups.
    • Drag the file you previously dragged to your desktop back onto Address Book.

     

     

    You might want to back up all your contacts before you begin.

    • Select All contacts in users and groups
    • Click to select the first contact and shift-click the last to select them all.
    • Drag the list of contacts to your desktop.

     

    By the way, I always thought it was Lady Astor I had that exchange with, but who knows, I was drunk.

  • 4. Re: iCloud contacts / address book issue
    WillFriedwald2 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    Quite so!  Quite so!

     

    will give it a try, backing up first, and report back to you.

     

    w