iphone doesn't sync properly with Address Book

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DDiversity, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. DDiversity macrumors newbie

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    Feb 4, 2009
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    My iPhone lists numbers in the format 123/4567890. This non-standard format was created by the iPhone, and does not change, whether I change the International format, or change the format on my desktop data file of Address Book. The "/" symbol causes a problem when interfacing with BMW bluetooth connections, so I must remove it.

    I went to prefs in Address Book on my desktop and changed it so phone numbers would read as (123) 456-7890. All phone numbers in Address Book automatically changed to match that format. But when I sync'd to the iPhone, the format on the phone was unchanged: 123/4567890.

    I then resync'd again, this time instructing the address book to be rewritten from the desktop file (ie, not a sync), but the format with a "/" persists.

    How do I get the format in iPhone to match the (123) 456-7890 format? It is impractical to do this individually, there being 1,200+ contacts, and preferably, without having to wipe the iPhone and reinstall everything again, there being no reason to believe that the above won't recur...
     
  2. aft macrumors regular

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    Sep 18, 2007
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    On your iPhone go to ...

    Settings > General > International

    Select a region format that has the phone number format that you want, mine is United States and I get the (123) 456-7890 format.
    Hope that helps.
     
  3. DDiversity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 4, 2009
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    the problem is in the syncing

    The first thing I did, and wrote, was to try changing the International format. This is not a fix. The problem is in the syncing of data from the desktop. For some reason, the iPhone converts the data to this 123/4567890 unusable format.

    Has anyone else seen this before? Any ideas?
     

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