Syncing address book

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by stampax, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. stampax macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Hi all, thanks for looking at and any possible help.

    I've just signed up to mobile me, and made some changes to my address book, including a new smart group. This synced fine (and instantly i might add - impressive) to my macbook, but doesnt seem to show up on my iphone at all.

    Any ideas?
  2. Rich1963 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    The address book and calendar don't work off of push, but instead work off of the fetch feature. If you go into settings (sorry, but I don't recall exactly where at the moment) and find the push/fetch settings, change fetch to manual. What this does is every time you launch calendar or address book on the iphone, it checks for changes. Otherwaise, it is a time/ minute based system. The flip side, however, is not true. The method by which it sends information from the iphone back to the cloud, and eventually to your computer, is a little more convoluted.

    I will give you a word of warning about the iphone, mobileme, and your computer. If you sit there watching every change, waiting for the status of every email to change from new to read, and new address book contacts to pop up, you will drive yourself nuts. It doesn't always work instantaneously (but sometimes does), and as long as the desired effect is there within an hour or so, my advice is just accept it does work well. You'll be very pleased with it. I am.

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