5 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2013 3:55 PM by Chuck Miller
Chuck Miller Level 1 Level 1

I have an Intel iMac Model 8,1 Running Snow Leopard (10.6.8), and a 4th Gen iPad. Is there any way that I can import my Mac Addressbook from my iMac to the iPad so that I don't have to manually enter over 1,100 names and email addresses?

 

My installed iTunes (v11.0.3) function for synchronizing the two units tells me that Contacts are sync'ed only via iCLoud, which, or course is only available with OS 7.0 and above. I cannot uppgrade my iMac above Snow Leopard without losing application compatibility on both a major contact database program, and an engineering drawing software program, with thousands of manhours and dollars worth of valuable files, that have been generated over many years past, neither software applications of which are supported by OS 10.7 and above.

 

I cannot believe that Apple would be so blindsighted to this type of issue and there must be some work-around.


iPad, iOS 6.1.3
Solved by randers4 on May 25, 2013 7:06 PM Solved

Open Address Book, go to File>Export>Export vCard and save this file to your desktop.  Then email this file to yourself, open the email on your iPad and tap the attachment to import the contacts to your iPad.

Reply by randers4 on May 26, 2013 11:46 AM Helpful

You're welcome.

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  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    Open Address Book, go to File>Export>Export vCard and save this file to your desktop.  Then email this file to yourself, open the email on your iPad and tap the attachment to import the contacts to your iPad.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
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  • Chuck Miller Level 1 Level 1

    Worked like a charm and resolved my problem totally. The only issue I had is that, unlike the Computer (Mac OS). the iPad doesn't give constant visibility to what it is doing (feedback), so I wasn't initially sure it had done anything.

     

    When I opened my emailed message with .vcf file attached, and tapped the .vcf attachment icon, I saw activity on the icon for just a few seconds, then it reverted to the original with nothing apparently happening. After about 30 seconds, the secondary menut popped up indicating the transfer of 1200 addresses would be completed, if I approved the action. Another 10 to 15 seconds then transpired before the completed Contact list appeared on the ipad. So you must be patient, if you have a large Addressbook. That's reasonable,but unexpected lack of feedback left me wondering, like so many other things on the iPad.

     

    THank you for the assist. Apparently Apples Mac Genius people did not know this procedure, and I will pass it on to my local Apple Store Instructor.

     

    -- Chuck

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    You're welcome.

  • Chuck Miller Level 1 Level 1

    Glad you "Removed the Content" of your original reply, since it was INCORRECT!

     

    iTunes v11.0.3 (the latest version) under the File>Devices> Sync> iPad>Info>Contacts, >Notes, >Mail, and >Bookmarks specifically states that Syncs are done through iCliud, as previously identified in my original question.

     

    Your original response was of Zero Help, because you did not use the configuration info that I provided. Randers 4,had it correct!