Contacts on MBP won't sync to iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by skaupert, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. skaupert macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012
    Contacts in Mountain Lion won't sync to iCloud. iCloud is on for Contacts, the Groups list appears under 'iCloud', but the little wheel keeps spinning, and nothing syncs. iPhone and iCloud work together just fine, but groups and addresses I add on my MBP don't make it up to iCloud.

    A cursory look at the log reveals some kind of CardDAV error, but several attempts at turning off iCloud, clearing caches, trashing plist files, etc. and turning iCloud back on in hope for a merge option have yielded nothing.

    It seems that whatever server address my Mac has for my iCloud is wrong, and so far, nothing has been able to correct it.

    (Side note: before upgrading my MBP to Mountain Lion, I switched my MobileMe/iCloud sync account from my Apple ID, to the Apple ID I've been using forever for my iTunes account, so I can use a single Apple ID going forward. Note that the switch presented no problem for iCloud and my iPhone)

    Anyone out there with an idea what file/setting may hold the key to this problem?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Could be that the contacts are stored in the On my Mac section of Contacts and not in the iCloud section. Hit the expander to bring out the left panel and check.

    If you add a new test contact to iCloud in Contacts, does that sync?
  3. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816


    Dec 15, 2010
    I am having the EXACT same issue with ML contacts. I created a test contact in iCloud on the Mac and it syncs to iCloud just not to my Macs address book.

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