iMessage on Mac not showing contact names

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  1. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    This cracking, seems to have worked for me, thank you so much!
     
  2. athand macrumors member

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    It worked for me too! Big thanks, it was the most annoying MacOS bug and still not fixed by Apple
     
  3. robrobedin macrumors newbie

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    This worked for me!!! big tick.. thanks
     
  4. blythy macrumors member

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    This worked perfectly, thank you
     
  5. Junsu Park macrumors newbie

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    I don't get it. Pls help. I am on my MacBook and no such thing as contact card. and number 1 was not clear.
     
  6. Knightcastle macrumors 6502

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    What a hero.
     
  7. cochinet macrumors newbie

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    Wow! that worked pretty well. Thanks!
     
  8. Aggamemnon macrumors member

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    Brilliant, thank you very much!
     
  9. alisonthursby macrumors newbie

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    The solution with downloading the IDS Region hasn't worked for me. If I type in R:UK +4400000000000 it won't work. and says

    -bash: FixIDSRegion: command not found

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong?
     
  10. Aggamemnon macrumors member

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    Are you doing ./FixIDSRegion from the directory you downloaded it to?

    the ./ matters because FixIDSRegion isn't on your $PATH.
     
  11. alisonthursby macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I really don't know what I'm meant to be writing - have tried to follow. This is what I've wrote, the FixIDSRegion is saved in my downloads.

    Last login: Thu Apr 5 07:02:03 on ttys000

    Alisons-MacBook-Air:~ Alison$ /Users/Alison/Downloads/FixIDSRegion

    Usage: FixIDSRegion country phone_pattern

    Examples:

    USA: FixIDSRegion R:US +10000000000

    France: FixIDSRegion R:FR +330000000000

    Italy: FixIDSRegion R:IT +390000000000

    Alisons-MacBook-Air:~ Alison$ ./FixIDSRegion

    -bash: ./FixIDSRegion: No such file or directory

    Alisons-MacBook-Air:~ Alison$
     
  12. Aggamemnon macrumors member

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    Do exactly this:

    ~/Downloads/FixIDSRegion R:UK +4400000000000
     
  13. alisonthursby macrumors newbie

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    Ahh that worked :D thanks so much!!
     
  14. kalsta macrumors 68000

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    Mate, this is brilliant. I can't thank you enough. I'd scoured the Web for a solution previously, and even talked with Apple Support here in Australia, but came up empty every time. Thanks for your explanation in the README file too. The people who really need to read it are the software engineers at Apple! (I wonder if fixing this might have been higher on Apple's priorities had it affected US customers?)

    Australian users, the following worked for me:
    ~/Downloads/FixIDSRegion R:AU +61000000000
     
  15. jinga macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue and think I have multiple contacts lists. How did you add them to MAC - I have LOTS of them so can't do them one by one. How did you know that you only had one contacts list on your MAC? where di you check? Many thanks
     
  16. MJalove macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem. I could only see phone numbers on my MacPro in Messages. To fix it, go to Settings>Messages on you iPhone. There is a section called TEST MESSAGE FORWARDING. Make sure that you MacPro is listed here and turned on. Restart Messages on your MacPro and that should fix it.
     
  17. Hicksmat1976 thread starter macrumors regular

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    er - no. but thanks. this is an advanced issue, and the solution isn't going to be as basic as that, no offence!
     
  18. rivertrip macrumors member

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    I added the country (United States) to the addresses of the contacts that did not display properly. This fixed the problem for me. YMMV.
     
  19. Jeffers2018 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I think I found a workaround to this (for me at least) - It seems that Messages (macOS) is referencing the entire phone number including the country code. Any numbers in the macOS contacts app that haven't got the country code included (in my case +61) come up without contact names. if you add the country code to the contact number, the contact name appears in messages. My guess is that it has something to do with the telco that you're with sending the full number to your phone, and messages not being smart enough to interpret it...

    hope that helps.
     
  20. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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    I wish people would read the whole thread before posting their "solution".
     
  21. roundaboutmusic macrumors newbie

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    This is so fantastic -- worked perfectly for me. Thanks guys!

    With the recent release of messages in iCloud, I've been worried that i would get duplicates due to iMessage on OSX malfunctioning. Hopefully using this little tool to fix the issue before installing iOS11.4 will prevent that.
     
  22. pedromagico macrumors newbie

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    Just tried
    ~/Downloads/FixIDSRegion R:BR +55000000000

    It said "Done" but nothing has changed.
    Even tried the manual workaround of adding +55 to the number, but nothing.

    • Some contacts appear the name
    • Some appear only number
    • Some appear number but the image shows their initials

    Im so annoyed.. Tired of figuring it out who is who.
     
  23. AmanO macrumors regular

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    I have read the entire thread. There are at LEAST two separate causes for this.
    People NOT in the +1 area seem to have the best luck getting it corrected.

    I an in the US and did not. I can create a contact in OSX with the code and it does not transfer to the phone. All my contacts have the +1. That is not the issue, for me.

    Has this worked for anyone in the US?
     
  24. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I've logged into my MacRumors forum profile for the first time in many years just to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for this!
     
  25. wooties macrumors newbie

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    I literally signed up to this forum just to say thanks this worked perfectly!
     

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