Merge contacts with same name and different information (on iPhone or any anywhere)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by luisadastwin, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. luisadastwin macrumors regular

    luisadastwin

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    Antas - Porto - Portugal - Europe
    #1
    After a search I find it amazing that no one has discussed this matter in the forums.

    I have synced contacts information from different sources (Facebook, LinkeIn, etc.).

    After importing a lot of contact information, I have:

    John Smith, mobile 123456789, mail: john.smith@johnsmith.com

    and

    John Smith, (with picture), work 987654321, mobile 123456789

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    So, is there any way to merge the two contacts (with the same name) and have just one contact with all the information (same info not doubled - like the mobile number)?

    John Smith, (with picture), work phone 987654321, mobile 123456789, mail: john.smith@johnsmith.com


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. fabian9 macrumors 65816

    fabian9

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    #2
    Are you on windows or mac?

    on mac, in address book:
    Select the two entries by clicking on one in the list and then Command-clicking on the other. Now click on the Card menu and choose “Merge Selected Cards”. If you have a huge contact list and you suspect some duplicate entries, you can also choose “Look for Duplicate entries” from the Card menu.

    (source: http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/index_files/address-book-tips.html)
     
  3. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

    luisadastwin

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    #3
    Thank you!

    But there's the trouble... I'm on a PC :p

    And actually I was hoping for something more automatic because I have hundreds of that cases :p

    thanks a lot, anyway!

    Cheers
     
  4. JamesMB macrumors 68000

    JamesMB

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    #4
    AWESOME! Worked like a charm! I have just been editing and deleting which was a real PIA. Thanks for the tip.
     
  5. luisadastwin thread starter macrumors regular

    luisadastwin

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    #5
    My brother told me that there's a new app to solve this issue (in App Store)

    DEDUPE

    and yes, it works like a charm :)
     

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