4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2012 9:05 AM by toni ferrino
iPuzzled1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've got iCloud set up on my iPhone and my Macbook. I thought I had all the settings correct, but apparently I'm missing something.  Either that, or I don't understand how iCloud is really supposed to work.

 

Anyway, when I enter a new contact into my iPhone, it doesn't show up in my address book on my Macbook.  Isn't this exactly what iCloud is supposed to do? When I enter a new contact on my iPhone, it does show up on my iCloud.com, but doesn't make it to my iMac. Lastly, when I enter a new contact into my address book on my Macbook, it doesn't make it to my iPhone or even my iCloud.com.

 

I'm guessing that I have a setting wrong on my computer, but I can't find it.

 

Any help?! Thanks!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,600 points)

    First check that all your settings are correct, that contact syncing is checked on all devices (system preferences > iCloud on a mac and settings > iCloud on a iPhone, iPad or iPod).

     

    Make sure the contacts you are adding are added to your 'iCloud' group and not an 'On My Mac', 'On My Phone' or other non iCloud group (you can do this by checking in groups), non iCloud contacts will not sync.

     

    If you are sure that everything is set up correctly and your contacts are in the iCloud group, you might try unchecking contact syncing in the iCloud settings, restarting your device and then re-enabling contact syncing.

     

    This user tip might help you understand how accounts work with Address Book.

  • iPuzzled1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ahh...the "On My Mac" group is what was messing me up.

     

    The only other thing that I'm a little hazy about is the speed in syncing from Macbook to iPhone. Contacts addded to my Macbook don't show up on my iPhone until an iCloud backup takes place....its not instant like it is when a new contact is added to my iPhone. Is there any way to remedy this, or is that just the way it is?

     

    Thanks for the help!

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,600 points)

    Syncing is almost instant for me, but saying that, I wouldn't know why it isn't for you

  • toni ferrino Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    it worked for me "unchecking contact syncing in the iCloud settings, restarting your device and then re-enabling contact syncing."