4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2013 8:37 AM by ashtreex
ashtreex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The trouble is, "sync" does not tell us which direction the data are copied. I mostly update contacts on my iPhone, and I want that data set copied to my iMac (or changes added to the existing set there). I just cannot find a way to do that reliably.

 

Using the Cloud is no help, it just makes it more complicated, and anyway I'm still on Snow Leopard on the iMac.

 

Help!

  • 1. Re: Copy contacts from iPhone to iMac
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)

    ""sync" does not tell us which direction the data are copied. "

     

    Both ways.

     

    You should have been syncing your iphone with your computer from day one.

     

    Make sure you have a unique contact on your computer.  Open itunes, connect iphone select what you want, sync.

     

    This is covered in the manual.

  • 2. Re: Copy contacts from iPhone to iMac
    ashtreex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow, Roaminggnome, you are very strict! I fear we feckless users will never reach your high standards

  • 3. Re: Copy contacts from iPhone to iMac
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)

    ashtreex wrote:

     

    Wow, Roaminggnome, you are very strict! I fear we feckless users will never reach your high standards

    Huh?

  • 4. Re: Copy contacts from iPhone to iMac
    ashtreex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I mean, not everyone will have been synching to/from their computer from day1. I switched that off after I got 2 copies of every contact at one point, I have no idea why. So, suppose one hasn't?

     

    However - I had the iPhone set up to synch contacts with iCloud, and after I switched that off the iPhone contacts did copy into my iMac. But t is quite stressful because one can't tell exactly what is going to happen when you click the button. I wonder if I switch the iCloud synch back on, will I get duplicates again? (However, I could back up the iPhone first onto the computer, Restore if necessary works fine, I will give it that.)

     

    Perhaps you would agree that having to look at the manual is a sign of a non-intuitive interface? I can think of so many improvements.