Yet again, I'm deleting all contacts from my iPhone and trying to reinstal the ones on my Mac (Air, Yosemite, iPhone 3GS) from iCloud. Yet again the whole business is hideously hinky. This time there's an added pleasure. I have a contact - let's call her John Smith - on both phone and Mac. The Mac has more information, which I'd like to show on the phone. On the phone, if I search for her name - either John or Smith - it comes up (though with the minimal contact details I entered on the phone when we first met). But if I look for her in the address book's list under Smith, I'll find James Smith, Jinx Smith, Joseph Smith, but no John Smith. I can probably find a workaround - delete the contact on the iPhone and then delete all contacts, turn the phone off, turn it on again, dance three times around the magic circle, turn contacts on again… But why is Apple's address book so awful? And why can't you have simple, user-friendly, old-fashioned-Mac-style things like a Sync button and text that you can change the size of so you can read the information in the first place? ---------- (Note, it didn't work. Poor John Smith's address is on the Mac, but not on the iPhone now. And lacking a 'Sync' button, I don't know how to transfer it. Is there any way to go back to syncing through iTunes, which worked?) I tried sending a Vcard to myself as an SMS, and managed to force the iPhone contacts list to accept John Smith's address that way - but I don't want to have to do this with every contact I change.