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Need to restore Address Book with itouch

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waimeagirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 11, 2010 2:34 PM
I am having some issues with time machine restoring my address book and want to use my contacts in my itouch to restore a multitude of lost contacts.
I thought when I synced the itouch it would prompt me to either add the data found on the itouch or skip, as it does when there are items purchased on my phone but not on husbands etc.
Can someone advise me on what settings I am over looking to get the contacts from my itouch onto my laptop.
Big Thanks.
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  • Gerald Raddatz Level 3 Level 3 (825 points)
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    Aug 11, 2010 3:22 PM (in response to waimeagirl)
    With iTunes open connect your iPod Touch. Click on the iPod under device on the left side of the screen. Next click on the Info Tab and make sure you have selected to sync contacts.
    Mac Mini 1.83 Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iBook G3, 3G iPod Touch 32 gig (iOS4)
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Aug 11, 2010 5:49 PM (in response to waimeagirl)
    waimeagirl wrote:
    Went to Sys Pref and under Mobileme there is no specific "reset option" I tried checking and unchecking the box and resync to get the same message.

    In your  > System Preferences > MobileMe, select the Sync tab, then click the "Advanced" button to get the "Reset Sync Data" button.

    27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPad+3G, iPhone 4, 6 iPods
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Aug 11, 2010 6:34 PM (in response to waimeagirl)
    Go through the contacts in your Mac's Address Book and delete those not current or duplicated.

    If you have set-up your Mac to sync to MobileMe and you have set-up your MobileMe account on your iPhone to sync mail, contacts, calendars and bookmarks from MobileMe, DO NOT select contacts to sync from your Mac in the iTunes iPhone Info pane. This will cause duplicates.

    Your Mac's Address Book contacts will sync to the MobileMe server and be pushed to your iPhone. Contacts added on the iPhone will be synced to the MobileMe server and synced to your Mac's Address Book. All three "devices" will stay in sync with each other.

    The only reason to select the Mac's Address Book contacts in the iTunes iPhone Info pane would be if you sync your iPhone to a Mac that is not synced to your MobileMe account, and you want to add those contacts to your iPhone.

    If you haven't read these yet, read them now:
    http://www.apple.com/mobileme/setup/index.html
    http://www.apple.com/mobileme/setup/iphone_ipod.html
    27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPad+3G, iPhone 4, 6 iPods

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