Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to jmariewh)
contacts on MacBook Pro and iPhone are complete. Contacts on iCloud are incomplete and now the contacts on iiPad mini are also incomplete
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to jmariewh)
When you say "contacts are incomplete," do you mean that some of the contacts are missing entirely, or that some fields are missing from inside some or all of the contacts?
Also, have the MBP and iPhone contacts ever been synced some other way, such as through iTunes?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to markwmsn)
i have generally updated/synced the iphone contacts through iTunes. The MMP gets synced I guess through "Sync Now" directly via wifi.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to jmariewh)
In regards to Contacts, some names and their information is just not there. Some names + info are and some are not.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to jmariewh)
By any chance, are the contacts in question stored under "On My Mac" instead of an iCloud account?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 9:37 AM (in response to jmariewh)
Is the iPad Mini syncing through iCloud or iTunes? Are the same contacts missing at icloud.com and on the iPad Mini?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to markwmsn)
Thus far I have synced the iPad mini via iTunes. And yes the same contacts are missing at icloud.com and on the iPad mini.
I just tried turning off on the iPad for the Contacts to sync with iCloud automatically and to just sync with iTunes.( It was on to guess it synced to iCloud even though it was syncing via iTunes also.) All to say, the message I received was that "syncing my iPad with my MBP will change will change more than 25% of my contacts or groups on my computer." Does that mean that my existing Contacts on my MBP will be erased and then replaced by the incomplete Contacts content from the iPad mini or that the iPad contacts will just be added into the MBP Contacts?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 10:45 PM (in response to jmariewh)
Before you go any further, make sure you have a good backup copy (or two) of your contacts on the MacBook Pro, just in case they get trashed by accident.
I would suggest switching to only iCloud contact syncing or only iTunes contact syncing. If you pick iCloud, the first thing you have to get working is sync between your MBP and icloud.com; if that's not working, you'll never get the right contacts synced through iCloud out to your iPhone and iPad.
You said that the unsynced contacts are not (all) on "On My Mac." Can you see any other pattern (age, content, location, whatever) to which contacts sync and which don't?
If you delete and re-add one of the unsynced contacts, does it start syncing?