So - is it possible to sync my Mac & iPhone contacts / Addressbook.

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  1. jbrown, Oct 16, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011

    jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    iPhone 4s ( iOS 5 ). MacbookPro Lion.

    So I got my shiny new iPhone - hooked it up and synced everything fine.

    Now I have on my MBP done some sorting of my contacts in AddressBook ( deleting a few, changing the info on others ).

    But I seem to be unable to since my phone and get my changes onto the phone.

    In iTunes I have ticked the ' Sync AddressBook Contacts' button - and synced but no joy. I even tried ticking the ' Replace information on this phone' button - again it did not work.

    Any ideas folks?

    Thanks

    :)


    NOTE: I do not want to go iCloud at this time - I just want the software to work as it should.
     
  2. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thanks - but I don't want to sign up for iCloud yet.:)
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Problem Sorted!!

    Well - I was having zero luck with this problem.

    Followed this thread...but it didn't work ( may be to do with it being a SL fix ).

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=989277&highlight=contacts




    So I called Apple support - and after describing the problem to the lady...she said that she'd never heard of the problem so it must be extremely rare.

    Oh..here we go I thought....deny there is a problem time! :mad:

    But she was helpful..and we went through things.

    1) Tried normal syncing - no change.:(

    2) Tried turning contacts syncing off - then syncing - then turn it on again - then syncing. No joy.:(

    3) Tried adding a contact on the phone and then syncing. New contact turned up on computers AddressBook:) This suggested the problem lay on the computer side.

    4) Tried syncing other programs to see if they were affected. In this case I added a calendar date to iCal on the computer and then synced. It showed up on my phone:)

    At this point she was getting close to giving up!! But carried on.

    5) She had an idea to create a new Contacts Group in AddressBook - then try syncing. THIS WORKED:D:D:D Not only did the new group turn up on the phone - but all my contacts were updated ( like I was trying to do in the first ).:):)
     
  4. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    It's free and it solves the problem you are asking about. Doesnt make any sense to not sign up for iCloud.
     

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