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142 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 5:09 AM by Barney-15E RSS
DocSilverlake Calculating status...
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Feb 4, 2013 11:24 PM

Can anyone clarify how to best manage contacts? It seems I have different contacts saved on separate locations (mac desktop, iphone, ipad and finally cloud).  I frequently will not be able to find a contact even though I am certain I have entered it in.  It must be due to some back settings I have but can't figure it out. Thanks for your help

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1, address book
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,425 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 5:09 AM (in response to DocSilverlake)

    If you sign into iCloud on all of those devices, the contacts will sync between them all. Changes on one will be reflected on all the others.


    If you are using iTunes to sync them independent of iCloud, I'm not sure how to manage that as I haven't done it in a while.


    When I initially set up iCloud, it made duplicates of all my contacts into iCloud, but left them all "On My Mac." All the duplicates I just deleted off "On My Mac." If you have contacts you want on the desktop Mac that you don't want in iCloud, just keep them in "On My Mac" and delete them from iCloud.


    If you can't find some contacts, the spotlight index may need rebuilding. You can reindex your whole hard drive by adding it to the Privacy list in Spotlight system preferences, wait a moment, then remove the hard drive from the Privacy list. You should see the little dot in the Spotlight spyglass as it indexes.


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