iSync - Sony Ericsson W580i - Remove Dashes as Last Names

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  1. m i k e macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    I used the iSync plugin from to sync my Sony Ericsson W580i with iSync. Everything went well except for the fact that with contacts that I have input no last name in Address Book they display on my phone with the first name as expected and then a dash ("-") in place of the empty last name. How can I remove these dashes? I have read but it just states what is happening. Anyone have a fix?
  2. JoolsG4 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2007
    To avoid the dashes, just make sure each contact has a first and a last name. That's the only way around it.

    It's because Sony Ericsson phones only have a single 'Name' field, unlike the Mac Address Book which has separate 'first name' and 'last name' fields.

    iSync automatically adds the '-' so it can sync back properly and know which word in the single field is the last or first name.

    It affects all phones that have a single 'Name' field.

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