iCloud Contacts Sync Question

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by biggy52, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. biggy52 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2009
    Tanzania (East Africa)
    Can anyone enlighten me i can sync only selected groups in my contacts per device?. I have groups in my Address Book like WifeContacts, Mine, Mom.

    I want my iphone to sync contacts on the cloud with "Mine" Group
    Wife with "Wife" and Mom with "Mom" groups.
    But i want our home ipad to sync with all the 3 groups.

    Is that possible? or will that be possible.

  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    You do know that pretty much everyone here only knows what has been released during WWDC right? I do not think anyone can answer the question of what will be until more details are released.

    As far as now, I do not think you can synch just a certain group. I looked and cannot see any option to synch a subset of your address book, it seems to be all contacts or none, but maybe I missed something.
  3. biggy52 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2009
    Tanzania (East Africa)
    I know its too early, im just very curious, because i bought MobileMe subscription for this. But it wouldnt allow. I was just hoping really really hard this would be possible. If anyone does find out anything relevant to this, please do enlighten us here!
  4. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    the only way to currently do this is with a wired sync

    not possible now via mm, have to wait and see if iCloud allows this
  5. karthik.k macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011
    San Francisco
    I think this article would help you on this:
  6. Otterkop macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2008
    Only options to sync selected groups to iCloud is to create more accounts in your Address Book (See prefs / Accounts). To me easiest is to use a free Yahoo account.

    Thing is you can open all accounts in your Address Book and you can maintain contact as easy as before. And ... the advantage ... iCloud will only sync contacts within the iCloud account. Fun part: if you would accidentally want your other contact info as well? Just 'open' your secondary account on your iOs device
  7. zambombazo macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2012
    Hi, has anyone found a satisfactory answer to the issue?

    I am in the same situation. Want to sync selected groups for different devices
  8. Otterkop macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2008
    iCloud syncing


    iCloud doesn't sync selected groups. Its weird but reality. I posted on the above link some ideas how to solve the problem. Use a Google / Yahoo account to maintain part of your contacts and iCloud to do the others.

    You can connect every device to both iCloud or Google / Yahoo. Hence, you would have the possibility to distinguish between groups. In both situations your contacts would stay in sync.

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