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LinkedIn iPhone app destroyed my Address Book

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by Sandy Santra, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    I was perusing my "Connections" panel in the LinkedIn iPhone App last night on my iPhone 4. Little did I know that in the background, LinkedIn was SYNCING my LinkedIn Connections with my iPhone Contacts!

    Now I have dupes and incorrect entries all through my Address Book on my iPhone, MobileMe, and my Mac.

    LinkedIn has no direct dial support, they won't answer my email, and they seem to have no help forums.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get to the bottom of this? The LinkedIn iPhone app doesn't even have a settings panel, as far as I can tell. Their mobile page says: "Connections: Browse your LinkedIn connections just like your iPhone address book and download right to your iPhone" but doesn't tell you how to turn this off.

    Any help appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    #2
    May be restore contacts from time machine backup (if you have one)?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    Yup, I could do that. But what I need to find out is whether the LinkedIn app is going to sync to my Address Book every time I open the app.
     

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