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iphone deleting all contacts on my mac when syncing

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racb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 3, 2013 11:26 AM

Hello

i want to sync my iphone with my contacts on my mac, my ipone has one contact and my mac has 900 contacts, but when ever i try to sync both , i get a message that there will be 900 contacts deletated , and when I hit ok all the contacts on the mac are deleted except the only contact which was on the iphone, Thought the syncing of contacts is going both ways .

hope somebody can help me as I need my contacts on the iphone

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 16GB RAM and Solid state hard drive
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Aug 3, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to racb)

    racb wrote:

     

    Hello

    i want to sync my iphone with my contacts on my mac,

    Much simpler to use iCloud.

    System prefs > iCLoud.

    Turn on Contacts.

    On yoru iPhone. Settings > iCloud - COntacts.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Aug 3, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to racb)

    To save the current contact on your iPhone.

    Open Contacts.

    Find the contact and tap Share via Message. Send it to yourself..

     

    Now select the iPhone on the left side of iTunes.

    Click the Info tab at top.

    Scroll to the bottom under Advanced.

    Tick Replace information on this iPad and tick Contacts.

    After it syncs, open Messages, find the message you sent to yourself, tap the Address card then Create new contact.

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