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  • SeaBeast Level 4 (2,870 points)

    In the Contact app, there's a button upper left named Group. It allow you to only show specific contact account.


    This button is only shown when more that one contact account is turned on in the Settings->Mail contacts calendars-> your accounts.

  • N.Warner Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes i know this. But there is no way to know if "Bob Smith" is saved to my Exchange account or to my iCloud. Under Settings>Mail contacts calenders>Accounts and you click on iCloud, it just has contacts ON/OFF. It doesnt say which contacts are on the specific account. So how do i know where "Bob Smith" is saved to? My college account? my exchange?... it doesnt say under the Contact App>Groups either.


    Is the only way to move them all to iCloud an external app like Speed Names?

  • SeaBeast Level 4 (2,870 points)

    Activate both account with their respective on/off buttons in Settings. THEN, open the Contact app; upper left corner there's button Groups. You can select which account to show. You can also go in any contact at the bottom, you'll see with which account the contact is listed; iCloud, Exchange l, etc.

  • N.Warner Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for trying to help SeaBeast though im a bit confused now.


    "Activate both account with their respective on/off buttons in Settings"?? not really sure what this means. If i turn contacts off from Exchange it asks if i want to delete the contracts... i dont wanna do that.... but maybe thats not what you meant?


    But ok yes, i now can choose which Group to view and i can see who is in Exchange vs iCloud ect.... So how do i resave or move those who are saved on Exchange to my iCloud?

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    You cannot move contacts between groups on your device without an app.  If you want to view which contacts belong to each group, open Contacts, tap Groups at the top, then tap the group containing the contacts you want to see until it is checked and tap all other groups until they are unchecked, then tap Done.  Your contacts will then display only the contacts that belong to the groups that are checked.  But to move contacts between groups you will need an app.

  • N.Warner Level 1 (0 points)

    Looks like im buying Speed Names. I hope it works without too many hickups. Thanks for all your help. Ill let you know how it goes

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    You're welcome.

  • SeaBeast Level 4 (2,870 points)

    What I meant is that if you haven't activated contact for at least 2 accounts, you will not see Group option in the Contact app.  When you deactivate a contact's account, contacts are only deleted on your iOS device, not the account.


    If you are on a Mac, you can export/import contact between group using Contact for free too.

  • N.Warner Level 1 (0 points)

    Speed Names App wroked like a charm. A little bit confusing at first, but i figured it out. All my exchange contacts on my iPhone have now been synced to iCloud. as well as flawlessly imported to my iPad. Thanks again for all your help everyone!

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    You're welcome.

  • Kvalentin Level 1 (0 points)

    Check this:



    There's a free app for during this I just tried it, it work like a charm!

  • shammyd Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot. I'm no dummy but this had bugged me for months!

  • Issachar1943 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are awesome!


    So many people said it's simply cannot be done and I think that's an unacceptable answer!


    Thank for this simply solution! Saved my day!

  • gevald Level 1 (0 points)

    gofigure  ty for ur help  Im new to an i phone . I did what u wrote but after clicking on Contacts in I cloud i cant seem to find my contacts   im trying to create a group text   please help !  ty so much

  • Arjuna108 Level 1 (0 points)

    My problem was that at least one of the contacts on my iPhone was not showing up on my iPad. I tried turning Contacts off and on in Settings on my iPhone, then opened Contacts on my iPad. Well, the contact showed up on my iPad, as did duplicates of most, but not all, of my contacts. Does anyone know how to keep this from happening, or a good program to remove duplicate contacts?