Contact sync between iPhone/Macbook

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Matt-Man-Plus, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Matt-Man-Plus macrumors regular

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    I'm having a problem with contacts between the two devices. In iTunes, I have "sync address book contacts" checked off and under it i've checked off "all contacts". But if I make a new contact on my iPhone and then sync to iTunes, the contact doesn't show up in my contacts on the Macbook. Am I wrong to assume that if you make a new contact on the phone and then sync it, the new contact should be there in the contacts list on the computer? BTW, i do not have anything checked off in the "replace information on this iPhone"
     
  2. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Mines syncs fine. Ensure u dont have the check mark that says "replace items on iPhone". I believe it's under the Info tab
     
  3. Matt-Man-Plus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I deffinitey don't have anything checked in the "replace information on this iPhone". Would it make a difference that my iTunes library is in the shared folder? I wouldn't think that would make a difference. My "notes" sync just fine. Anyone have any insight on this? I just tried it again. Created a new contact on the iPhone called "test". Synced with iTunes and cannot find it anywhere in my contacts on the MacBook.
     
  4. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    You don't, by any chance, have groups set up in Address Book.app, do you?
     
  5. Matt-Man-Plus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have groups. I have "all contacts" selected though.
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    When I had my contacts split into groups, I had to select the individual groups, to make ti sync correctly. That will also create groups on your iPhone.
     
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    One thing I did was to tell iTunes to add any contacts created on the iPhone to a contact group called "from iPhone". This way, when I add a contact on my phone, I can use this contact group on my Mac to easily re-organize them into the correct groups. Currently, the iPhone will not let you edit groups on the phone itself. The only way to add a contact to a particular group on the phone is to be in the group u want when u add the contact. Because that is so cumbersome for me, I just have iTunes add all contacts created on the phone to this new group which I reorganize later

    See if you can do something similar to this in your iTunes settings. Also, are you sharing this contact list with another user? You mention it was a shared library.
     

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