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HT4895 my address book in computer is not up to date with my icloud address book. How to make sure they sync?

206 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 31, 2012 11:45 AM by Winston Churchill RSS
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Oct 31, 2012 8:42 AM

I updated my mac account over summer to the icloud but the address book on my computer is not updated and has less addresses than my icloud address book and the other devices i use like ipad, or the internet. How do i update the address book on my computer (imac) to the icloud.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)

    First check that all your settings are correct, that contact syncing is checked on all devices (system preferences > iCloud on a mac and settings > iCloud on a iPhone, iPad or iPod).

    Make sure the contacts you are adding are added to your 'iCloud' group and not an 'On My Mac', 'On My Phone' or other non iCloud group (you can do this by checking in groups), non iCloud contacts will not sync.

    If you are sure that everything is set up correctly and your contacts are in the iCloud group, you might try unchecking contact syncing in the iCloud settings, restarting your device and then re-enabling contact syncing.


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