Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to PhillipfromNJ)
Not 100% sure but I believe the sync function has been removed from iTunes and in its place is syncing over iCloud.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 10:32 PM (in response to Keiz)
Thanks Keiz, this doesn't make sense then - how can I import my updated address book contacts to my phone? I don't get how syncing over iCloud helps....
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 12:14 AM (in response to PhillipfromNJ)
in the Itunes interface when you have your device connected it will display a button with the name of your device or number of devices if you have more than 1. Simply click on the button and you will find you are in the familiar Device pages ie Summary, Info, Apps, etc
On the info tab you can set the options for contacts, calenders and Mail.
When finished click sync and the done at the top right to take you back to your library.
Alternatively click on View, Enable Sidebar will show it how it was in Itunes 10
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to Steve Taylor1)
Thanks Steve, but on the info tab there are no options for my contacts, all is says under Sync Contacts (and Sync Calendars as well) is the following:
Your contacts are being synced with your iPhone over the air from iCloud.
Ove-the-air sync setings can be changed on your iPhone.
No buttons or anything to change this, and when I go to my iPhone I don't see how I can change this to allow manual syncing to my Mac address book either.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 3:00 AM (in response to PhillipfromNJ)
I had the same issue, and synced my 2 iphones, 2 ipads over iCloud.
Therefore all Calendars and Contacts were the same on every device.
So if I make a change on any of the above devices, they sync within 3 seconds to all others. Works well.
I used to do it with previous versions of iTunes but that functionality has been removed.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to PhillipfromNJ)
So it's now impossible to sync your iPhone if you don't have an iCloud account?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to AndySek)
You can still sync contacts using iTunes but by default this is turned off because it is assumed that you will use iCloud. To enable this, once you have connected you device click on it in the sidebar (you will need to enable the sidebar by first turning it on in the "View" menu if you haven't already done so). From the 'buttons' shown on the top choose "Info", Contacts is at the top of the information given. Check the tick box "Sync Contacts then click on the "Sync" button at the bottom right of the screen, now iTunes will sync contacts with you address book rather than iCloud - good think if you are stuck on Snow Leopard like I am with no iCloud support!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 2:36 PM (in response to nikg)
Thanks nikg - as I was doing this, I realized that you had to also switch off the iCloud setting for Contacts on the iPhone itself before you can even see the option to sync with your AddressBook in iTunes; otherwise this option never appeared on my Mac!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to PhillipfromNJ)
You're quite correct Philip, apologies for not saying that was the first step. It's a bit scary too as it says that it is going to delete all your contacts. I guess I should also have suggested that you take a backup of your Address Book first (File/Export/Address Book Archive) just in case. Happy New Year - Nik
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to nikg)
I have the same issue as PhillipfromNJ. When I switch off the iCloud setting for contacts on the iPhone 5, I get the option to delete contacts or sve those already on the phone. I chose to save all the ones on the phone then turned off the iCloud setting on Contacts in the phone. When I go to iTunes, I can then check the Sync Contacts button uner info but then iTunes, uncommande, delets that check and gives me the message "iTunes could not sync information to the iPhone "...." because a sync session could not be started.
Any suggestions on how to proceed from here?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to nikg)
Thank You so much nikg and PhillipfromNJ!!
That exactly solved the problem.
I didn't realize that Snow Leopard didn't have iCloud, so it makes perfect sense that the contacts wouldn't go through to my iPhone (Which had iCloud turned on as default)
It was only after I turned off the Contacts feature on iCloud that the contacts were able to go through.
The same appleis for Calendar.
Thank yo sooooo much!!!!!
I ended up upgrading to Mountain Lion anyway.lol
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2014 8:46 AM (in response to PhillipfromNJ)
Use your Mac Address Book and sync your iPhone with iTunes. From the Info tab, under Contacts, make sure to select “Address Book” from the drop-down menu before you sync.
I am not sure whether it works on Mac, but you can use copytrans contacts to transfer the contacts too (in case you do not want to use iTunes sync):
Finally, you can simply use the iCloud app and install it on your Mac. Make sure to enable iCloud contact sync on your iPhone. Then import contacts from your Mac to your iCloud application, this will move and sync the contact entries to your iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2014 4:04 AM (in response to SimonTTae)
Thanks everyone, I followed all your instructions but there is no option for me to click on "sync contacts". It still says "Your contacts are being synced with your iPhone over the air from iCloud." I turned off iCloud, shut my phone off, and restarted it. Plugged it into iTunes and no contact syncing box appears. Calendar has synced. I just don't want to manually add all my contacts in. I have the iphone 5 and 10.6.8 OS. Any help would be much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2014 4:26 AM (in response to mmfromnsw)
Not to worry, I just cancelled the icloud account and all is good. Thanks for your earlier posts