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Making Address Book sync properly to iCloud

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod

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Use a Mac? Had problems with new contacts created in Address Book syncing over to your iOS devices? Thanks to an obscure setting in Address Book, iCloud doesn’t always work as it should, but fixing it is typically pretty simple. First, open System Preferences, and open the iCloud tab, then double-check that Contacts sync is turned on. Once that’s done, fire up Address Book, and open Preferences. Down at the bottom of the General tab, you’ll see an option for Default Account - click this, and switch it from On My Mac to iCloud. Once that’s done, all new contacts created should automatically appear on all your iOS devices.

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Just wanted to say thank you for this post. I’ve been trying to figure out how to sync my contacts for about 4 hours and this was the only one that worked. Good job. Helped out a lot. Cheers

Posted by Ryan on March 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM (PDT)

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