4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2008 7:48 AM by Jeffrey Sipress
Darko Ibrahimpasic1 Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)
well subject says it.. but how do you get contacts from mobile me onto the iphone if you turn off push and set interval to manual??? i am trying to save up on battery life...

any info??

15' 2.5 MacBook Pro & 20' 2.1 iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • NPJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To fetch your contacts data manually you need to refresh the .me account on your iPhone. I think this can only be done by refreshing the email (ie ..@me.com) account. Once this is done, when you go to your contacts you will see them being refreshed as well.
  • Arkanok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    NPJ wrote:
    To fetch your contacts data manually you need to refresh the .me account on your iPhone. I think this can only be done by refreshing the email (ie ..@me.com) account. Once this is done, when you go to your contacts you will see them being refreshed as well.

    Like the OP, I was trying to figure out how to do this as well; your answer seems relatively logical, so I'm gonna give it a try shortly.
  • Arkanok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, I think I just stumbled upon the correct answer on how to manually fetch MobileMe contacts and calendars.

    So I was updating some of the info of about 5 of my contacts from the MobileMe site (www.me.com) on my computer, and once saved, I went to my contacts app on my iPhone, looked up one of the contacts I updated, and it was still the old, un-modifed version; however, after about 5 seconds, it updated, along with the other 4 that I modified.

    So it seems that the method to manually pulling the new info is by opening the desired app (contacts app, or calendars app), and waiting a few seconds for them to update. Sure, it doesn't push it to you automatically without you opening the appropriate app, but lets be honest, it still updates when you request the info anyways.

    I hope this helps.
  • Jeffrey Sipress Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    MobileMe is obviously broken. These boards are flooded with complaints like these. I'm sure Apple is working on a fix, so hang in there.