Messages doesn't show contact names, just numbers

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CobbFC09, May 8, 2014.

  1. CobbFC09 macrumors newbie

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    So whenever I use Messages my contacts aren't stored. I have Contacts enabled in iCloud, yet none show up.

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    Honestly have no idea what's wrong. Kinda frustrating that something that seems so easy isn't working.
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    Addresses from a message in Messages or an email in the Mail app are not automatically stored in the Contacts app - this is so the info can either be Added to an Existing Contact, or used to Create a New Contact, or ignored altogether if you don't want it in Contacts.

    Once an address has been entered, it is highlighted in blue. Click the name to open a drop-down menu that lets you decide what you want to do.

    (Note that Mail does save/match email addresses from within the Mail app, but you have to consciously put them into Contacts if you want the address to be a contact. Could you imagine if every bit of spam you got was put into Contacts?)
     
  3. CobbFC09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess I was under the impression that I could sync my iPhone contacts to the Messages app, but it appears that Apple removed the Info tab that used to allow that and now make you use iCloud.
     

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