Contacts created on iPhone not syncing with iCloud

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ben1390, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I'm a recent convert to the world of Apple and have got myself an iPhone 5 however I have encountered a problem, when I create a contact on my iPhone it won't sync with iCloud but if I create the contact on iCloud it will sync correctly with my iPhone.

    I have tried turning the Contacts off and then back on in the iCloud settings and running a manual iCloud backup from my iPhone but to no avail.

    Can anyone help me with this issue please?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Hertfordshire UK
    #2
    Go to settings, Mail,Contacts,Calenders, scroll to Contacts and check your default account settings in there. I had a similar problem and mine was set to Outlook (as thats how I used to sync prior to iCloud).
     
  3. ben1390, Nov 23, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012

    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Hi Kelcoshows,

    Thank you for your fast reply,

    I have now changed this to iCloud and ran another manual iCloud backup but again to no avail. Any other ideas?

    Edit: I've done some more digging and it seems there are two separate contact groups, once called iCloud and one which is my name. Is there a way of moving all the contacts to under the iCloud "umbrella"?

    Thanks in advance
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I'm not sure how to move a contact from one group to another. Changing that setting just means future contacts get saved to iCloud. Maybe if you made an amendment to a contact not in iCloud in would then move it to iCloud on the re save?
     

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