Anyway to have iCloud contacts replace iPhone contacts?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mechanesthesia, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. mechanesthesia macrumors member

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    I spent many hours on iCloud.com deleting hundreds of contacts I didn't need. I've specifically been waiting for something like this, because it takes way too long to delete contacts on the iPhone since there is not batch deleting option.

    So afterwards, I come to find out, that Apple create 3 different address books! One on the cloud, one on the PC, and one on the phone!!!

    Why! :(

    Is there anyway to have the iCloud version override the version on your phone or something?
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Is Contacts flipped to on under Settings>iCloud>Contacts?
     
  3. mechanesthesia thread starter macrumors member

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  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    What are the names for the 3 sets of contacts? Have you tried just adding them to iCloud and deleting the other sections?
     
  5. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    If you delete contact on you computer, it should sync with you iphone's icloud contact, that's how it work on mine.
     
  6. mechanesthesia thread starter macrumors member

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    iCloud
    From PC
    And All Contacts, which is on your phone
     
  7. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Are they the same? It appears you were syncing contacts with your PC. If your contacts are the same across both sets, I'd plug into iTunes and uncheck the sync contacts box which should cause them to only sync with iCloud.
     

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