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editing contacts on mac

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gritzildino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 5, 2013 11:02 AM

I have the problem that i have 3 of the same contact, one is contain the persons e-mail, another their AIM, and another their phone#:

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On iphone this problem is relatively easy... You just click edit>link contact... But i see no similar thing here on my mac.

 

P.S. I linked these three on my iphone to avoid this problem there(which worked nicely), I was wondering since i have my contacts linked through i cloud why they didnt linked contact info doesnt showup in the mac app?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • sdpitbull Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to gritzildino)

    Have you tried "Merge Selected Cards"? Dimmed here because I don't have any duplicates. (This will be in the Contacts program on the Mac).

     

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  • sdpitbull Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to gritzildino)

    Are you syncing using iCloud? If so, and you have set up your mail account then they should be in sync.

     

    Make sure Contacts is checked in System Preferences > iCloud here and also set up and turned on in your iOS devices.

     

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  • sdpitbull Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 1:13 PM (in response to gritzildino)

    Something is not set up correctly on the phone side then.

     

    Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > click on your iCloud account and make sure that the switch is ON next to Contacts.

  • sdpitbull Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to gritzildino)

    I know its a PITA but we have to go through all the steps.

     

    Have you tried to toggle that setting on and off to see what happens? Turning it off may yell that it is going to delete all your contacts though so I'd check on the icloud.com website to make sure they are there before doing that.

     

    Come to think of it, if you log in at icloud.com are the correct contacts there?

  • sdpitbull Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to gritzildino)

    The screen shot you showed me is linked to a gmail account. You need to find the icloud.com or me.com one that you use with iCloud. The buttons in the gmail account are only syncing any contacts you have in gmail.

  • PT_Apple Calculating status...
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    Apr 26, 2013 8:06 AM (in response to gritzildino)

    Hi! I have the exact same and annoying question!

    Did anyone manage to find a correct way to fix this?

     

    thks!

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