Names of senders do not display in Messages on my Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by kat.hayes, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    On my iOS devices the names that should display for the sender of a message in the Messages program display properly, however they do not display in the messages on my Mac? What is not set correctly?

    Thanks.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    #2
    You need to sync your Contacts between your iOS device and your Mac (e.g., turn on Contacts in iCloud on both)
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just found the option to enable this in Address Book and that seems to have solved it. I have been storing all of my new contacts in Gmail, and have not touched Address Book for years. Should I continue to only enter new entries/modify existing entries in Gmail, or should I also use Address Book?

    Thanks.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    #4
    If the Contacts app is syncing with Google it won't matter where you add, delete or change contacts. It's a matter of preference which interface suits you.
     

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