4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2012 4:33 PM by Daniel Stonek
Daniel Stonek Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Where can I read a good tutorial about that Contacts sync (iPhone 4, iOS 6, iMac, 10.6.8)? 10.6.8 displays MobileMe instead of iCloud in address book settings

 

How to manage sync (USB, Wi-fi, Bluetooth)

 

Sometimes I am asked to choose between exactly the same two contacts.

Sometimes nothing is synced after iPhone or Address book changes.

It is very confusing.

Thank you


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 2. Re: Contacts sync explained iPhone <-> iMac
    Daniel Stonek Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    To sync contacts with your computer, choose "Sync Contacts with" within iTunes for Windows, or "Sync Address Book Contacts" on your Mac.

     

    My iTunes - iPhone - Summary:

    Options:

    checked: Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected

    checked: Sync with this phone over Wi-Fi

     

    Info:

    Your contacts are being synced with your iPhone over the air from iCloud

    Over-the-air sync settings can be changed on your iPhone

     

    No "Sync Address Book Contacts" on MY Mac

     

    Address book preferences

    Accounts - On My Mac local

    Checked: sync with Google (it works)

    Unchecked: sync with MobileMe

    Unchecked: syn with Yahoo

     

    Last week I created a group on my iMac Address book

    I don´t know how but some days later it appeared in my iPhone (and in www.icloud.com)

    Two days ago I created a new group with new contacts there's no way to sync to the iPhone (I guess iPhone sends data to iCloud, 10.6 cannot connect to iCloud - I saw some tricks to get that that remember me the MS Windows enviroment)

     

    I'm asking myself what did people do in 2010,  syncing a 2010 iPhone using a 2009 OS.  Cannot be that complicated.

     

    Thank you.

  • 3. Re: Contacts sync explained iPhone <-> iMac
    Daniel Stonek Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Bluetooth is also a mess.   iPhone is continously searching devices. iMac discovers it but "cannot connect..."

    A Samsung phone also discovers and pairs with the iPhone while it is still 'searching' Devices and 'now discoverable'. 
    For example a photo cannot be shared via bluetooth (10 options to share)

  • 4. Re: Contacts sync explained iPhone <-> iMac
    Daniel Stonek Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hello. Is there something I am missing?

    Under Summary section in iTunes I haveScreen shot 2012-12-16 at 22.21.12.jpg

    Under Info section I have (seems cannot insert a second snapshot...)

    SYNC CONTACTS
    Your contacts are being synced with your tPhone over the air

    Over-the-air sync settings can be changed on your iPhone

    SYNC CALENDARS

    (something similar)

     

    Nothing more.  New contacts and groups are not being synced. Music and voice recorders do.

     

    Thank you