Inconsistent contact info ordering

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Kurt871, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Kurt871 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey everyone - I'm encountering a problem with the way iPhone sorts contact information. In Address Book on my Mac, my contact info has this order:

    Home
    Mobile
    Work
    Other

    But when it syncs to the iPhone, it puts it in a seemingly random order, usually not the same as it is on the computer. For example, that same contact on the iPhone might look like:

    Mobile
    Work
    Home
    Other

    This is really annoying and inconsistent; anybody have any ideas on a fix?
     
  2. Kurt871 thread starter macrumors member

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    #2
    No one else's does this, it's really just me?
     
  3. whiteshadoww macrumors regular

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    Santa Monica, CA
    #3
    I'm experiencing something similar for Outlook 2007. I had four numbers on the iPhone, switched the label (from home to mobile etc) and then after a sync, two of the four numbers on Outlook 2007 disappeared (no changes to iPhone).

    On a related issue, items entered in on the iPhone calendar only appear on Outlook "Today" screen and not on the actual day the event will take place. Very strange indeed.
     
  4. Kurt871 thread starter macrumors member

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    Very strange. Hopefully some of these sync issues get addressed in an update. Anyone know of any in-the-meantime workarounds?
     
  5. whiteshadoww macrumors regular

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    There was another thread about the calendar items workaround. When entering an event in the iPhone, make it a reoccurring event (with the start date and end date the date of the event) and then it will show up in Outlook.
     
  6. Kurt871 thread starter macrumors member

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    #6
    Unfortunately, I can confirm that this bug (along with the iCal color-syncing bug) was NOT fixed in the 2.0.1 update. Fingers crossed for 2.0.2 or 2.1 or whatever update is next.

    :(
     

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