9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2012 5:49 PM by Appletini6
jennmanski Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a Dell laptop with iTunes. Is there a way to type my contacts (phone numbers, addresses, email, etc...) into iTunes so I can just upload them to the contacts folder on my ipad 2?

  • 1. Re: Contacts in iTunes
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,780 points)

    There are no contact in itunes at al.

     

    Itunes is a media management program, no a contact manager.

     

    You should be syncing your contacts ith your computer regularly - Outlook, Windows address books etc, as the manual explains.

  • 2. Re: Contacts in iTunes
    jennmanski Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. I have seen several people talking about syncing their contacts through iTunes, that's why I was wondering. I had all of my contacts in Palm desktop from my old palm pilot days and lost it all when my computer crashed, and now the palm doesn't work either. I don't use outlook or whatever, only email addresses are in my gmail account, no addresses or phone numbers or birthdays or anything like that. So I'm pretty much stuck entering everything into my ipad manually, which takes a lot of time. I type a lot faster than I can enter on the touchscreen, and I have yet to find an ipad keyboard that I like. Just trying to save some time and energy! I mean, you'd think there would be somewhere where everything from the ipad synced, like the palm pilot did.

  • 3. Re: Contacts in iTunes
    Appletini6 Level 3 Level 3 (825 points)

    if people are syncing their contacts through itunes, its because they have it set up to sync with microsoft outlook.

     

    if all your contacts are in your outlook program, then on your "info" tab on the summary page, you will have the option to sync contacts using outlook.

  • 4. Re: Contacts in iTunes
    jennmanski Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. I don't use outlook, or interet explorer for that matter. Firefox and Chrome. Email I use gmail, and there is only email addresses in there, no other contact info. I would just think that when I sync my ipad that all the info should sync, like when I used to sync my palm pilot there was a place in the palm desktop for the calendar, contacts, photos, etc...  It's just easier to type everything into the pc than to enter it into the ipad with the touchscreen. Trying to find a shortcut!

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    Appletini6 Level 3 Level 3 (825 points)

    ah ok so if your contacts are on gmail, use the following article

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4872

  • 6. Re: Contacts in iTunes
    jennmanski Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! All I have in gmail is email addresses, so I'll have to go in there and see if I can put regular addresses and phone numbers and all that stuff in! 

  • 7. Re: Contacts in iTunes
    Appletini6 Level 3 Level 3 (825 points)

    Welcome

  • 8. Re: Contacts in iTunes
    jennmanski Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I guess the thing is, not that I'm all that old (only 43!) but I always had addresses and phone numbers in an "address book" and email addresses were in my email account. I never used the two together. Guess I just need to get my butt in gear and get with it! lol

  • 9. Re: Contacts in iTunes
    Appletini6 Level 3 Level 3 (825 points)

    yep, as time goes on the language changes