11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2014 10:20 PM by greengentleman
sid_27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there,

 

My new notes app in Mountain Lion is showing double entries.

 

notes-tiff.jpg

 

Note that there are two "iCloud" and no "On My Mac".

 

If i stop Notes sync with iCloud under System Preferences then one set of entries dissapears.

But then effectively nothing will be synced i presume.

 

What should i do?

 

Thanks

 

Sid.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • 1. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    Check your System Preferences, you may have duplicated account settings:

     

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  • 2. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    sid_27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't have duplicate accounts!

     

    I logged out my computer from iCloud and one set of notes got deleted. But the duplicate was still there.

     

    I connected back to iCloud and the problem persists.

     

     

  • 3. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    Did you look in System Preferences as I suggested? If you see iCloud listed twice, highlight one of them and prees the "-" button at the bottom.

     

    In System Preferences, click on, "Mail, Contacts & Calendars," not, "iCloud."

     

    Note: You also posted this in the Lion forum, and it's obvious that the Notes application in your picture is from Mountain Lion.

  • 4. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    sid_27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As i said just above "I don't have duplicate account."

     

    I'll say it again "I checked in the System Preferences. I don't have duplicate account."

     

    Yeah this is in the wrong forum. Don't know how to shift it though.

  • 5. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    aquariuscomfort Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have not upgraded to Mountian Lion and only have Lion and I am having the same problem. Sometimes it is just a single entry, but like just now there are two entries for every one. I have also checked in mail preferences on my computer and there is only one icloud, so please do not harrss me about checking them agian someone did to the the first poster, unless it is something different. Thank you.

  • 6. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    Ciudad de Torres Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I run Mountain Lion, and I have the same problem.

     

    Under "Notes > Standard Account" I see "iCloud" twice, but just one ticked. When I go to "Notes > Accounts...", there is only one iCloud account, and no other account with notes syncing.

     

    The entries are not really doubled - they are just displayed twice: whenever I change any of the entries, the other one changes, too (sometimes with a little time lag - so there is syncing involved, I guess).

     

    And not everything is always synced. It drives me crazy, because the only device where I can now create notes safely, is my iPhone - very uncomfortable.

     

    Any useful ideas?

     

    Thanks.

  • 7. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    Ciudad de Torres Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found a solution in a different thread.

     

    It is as simple as it is opposed to common sense: disable Notes syncing in your iCloud account settings.

     

    As a result, the double entries disappear, but syncing continues!

  • 8. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    shogun_panda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I found a solution. Or at least it worked for me.

     

    1. Go to Note, then on the "Notes" menu click on "Accounts".
    2. On the "Mail Contact and Calendars" disable Notes syncing for your iCloud account.
    3. Close Note.
    4. Reopen Note. You should only see one iCloud account, maybe with a different description
    5. Reenable Syncing for Notes, then change the description of your Notes accounts.
    6. Close Note then reopen Notes.
    7. You'll see the new Description. Now you can restore the original description and the issue should be solved.

     

    Hope this helps also for you.

      Paolo

  • 9. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    swpenraeth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this problem too, on 10.8.2

     

    But I don't use iCloud at all and do no syncing. I'm not even set up with iCloud, so the only solution anyone has doesn't apply to me.

     

    To be clear, while I'm typing a note, the application periodically duplicates entries. Very odd behavior.

  • 10. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    87apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had this exact issue and I even called in and Apple Phone Support couldn't help me either. But fortunately on this forum the solution of deselecting "sync notes" completely solved it for me! Now on to my Contacts syncing issues...

  • 11. Re: Notes app showing double entries.
    greengentleman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This one does it for me. Thanks!