6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2012 4:54 PM by wbeconntractor
Farhanpepsi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello, I am trying to sync my Mac Address Book with iCloud. All contacts that are created under iCloud on Mac Addess Book are immediately synced. But if I create a contact on the Mac book exclusively, that contact will not get synced with iCloud.

 

Does it mean that if we want to sync Mac address book contacts with iCloud, they should always be created under the iCloud category on the Mac? Can someone help me with this. I have checked all sync options are switched "on" and sync is working fine across all other apps.

 

Thanks,

 

Farhan


Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (71,300 points)

    Farhanpepsi wrote:

     

    All contacts that are created under iCloud on Mac Addess Book are immediately synced. But if I create a contact on the Mac book exclusively, that contact will not get synced with iCloud.

    Exactly: that's how it works. Contacts (and calendars) listed under iCloud actually reside on the server and your Mac reads them from there. Contacts (and calendars) under 'On My Mac' are purely local and iCloud knows nothing about them.

     

    Your signature says you have 10.6.1 and presumably this is wrong if you are getting iCloud to work at all as it requires Lion 10.7.2 - please update it as the wrong system listed can cause confusion when people try to answer problems.

  • Farhanpepsi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Roger - wow! This is great and very helpful. Much appreciated. I thought so... but wanted someone like you to confirm.. thanks, I have also edited my signature.. thanks for your attention to detail!

     

    Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

     

    Farhan

  • mcpeck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I believe the duplicate address books stems from the move from MobileMe to iCloud.

    In system preferences I found an iCloud icon and also a MobileMe icon. I was logged in under both.

    1)  In the Address Book preferences I selected iCloud and unchecked Enable this account.

    2)  In the Address Book I selected iCloud and clicked on the minus “-” to remove that account – leaving only the local Mac address book.

    3)  I went into system preferences and logged out of MobileMe

    4)  In system preferences I opened iCloud and the “Contacts” was not selected (from above) and I selected it.

    I got a dialog box asking if I wanted to merge the iCloud contact with the local contacts – clicked YES.

    … spinning wheel for a minute … voila – only one address book account – iCloud with syncing to iCloud and my iPhone.

  • DeanHart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mcpeck

     

    This was the solution that I had been searching for!!  Thank you.

     

    Do you also know how to get a common calendar between devices for two people to share?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (71,300 points)

    DeanHart wrote:

     

    Do you also know how to get a common calendar between devices for two people to share?

    If you mean sharing between two different accounts, then this is possible, both privately to selected people or publicly to anyone. Please see:

     

    http://help.apple.com/icloud/#mm6b1a8694

     

    and the subsequent pages listed in the sidebar.

  • wbeconntractor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great answer!  I was so frustrated.