iCloud adding surname info! Annoying!

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Ben1l, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Ben1l macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    I've found that iCloud keep adding certain surname info to some of my contacts. No matter which device I change it on, iCloud changes it back within a few hours. For example I have "Mum" as one of my contacts. I leave the surname blank, but iCloud will change it to "Mum Smith".

    It kinda drives me nuts...

    Any ideas?
  2. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    Same thing here. I have found that if I put a space in the last name field it will stay correct for a little bit longer but it always changes back. This is really annoying. Particularly on "Mom" and "Dad". It is weird to see it come up as Mom Peterson when my mother calls me. People are always asking me why I don't know my parents last name lol.
  3. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    Put your mum's full name in the contact. Then add a Nickname field with the value of Mum. You will be able to search for Mum as you did before, send emails to Mum, use Siri to contact Mum etc.
  4. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    The problem with that is that it still comes up as Mom Peterson when she calls me
  5. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    Yes - I have noticed that this happens with my wife too, as I only have her first name in my contacts. I already know her surname. It's the same as mine. Quite annoying.
  6. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    Ok, I managed to fix the problem using part of this. What I did was as you suggested, I added the nickname. Then after that, I saved the contact, then went back in and deleted the last name (surname). So far the last name had not come back and it has never made it 24 hours before so I am thinking it will stay fixed now. Thanks!!!

    **** Edit**** I didn't use the nickname field after all. I used the relationship field "Mother" with the value as Mom.
  7. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013

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