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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 16, 2011
    Group contacts now duplicate
    I have 2 groups of contacts
    1 - Joint contacts
    2 - work contacts

    Then there is
    All Contacts.

    "All contacts" now has at least 2 of every name sometimes 3.
    the individual groups are fine - no duplication at all

    In "all contacts" - the word iCloud shows in-between <ALL CONTACTS AND EDIT
    i.e. <All contacts iCloud Edit
    When a contact is Triplicated iCloud shows as indicated above in 2 of the 3 triplicated contacts but the 3rd one has <ALL CONTACTS INFO EDIT >
    Has anyone else come across this in this forum or others and if so can you suggest a resolution?

  2. #2

    DavidHH's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 28, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    21.5" iMac i5 2.9 Ghz, 15" MBPro i7 2.0 Ghz, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, ATV2, ATV3, iPad2, iPad Mini
    Take a quick look in your:
    System Preferences
    Mail, Contacts, Calendars

    Look to see how many iCloud account entries you have listed on the left side.
    My duplicates were fixed when I deleted one of the iCloud Account entries as I knew I only had one iCloud account.


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 08, 2012
    MacBook4,1; Intel Core 2 Duo; 2.4 GHz
    Contacts FUBR
    Me Too! My Contacts file, synch'd between my MacBook Pro and my iPhone SE are a disaster. Groups are duplicated or triplicated. Individual contacts also are duplicated or triplicated. Some contacts have large numbers of email addresses copied from other contacts, others have large numbers of phone numbers, or addresses, etc. Have tried and failed to upload a screen shot showing several of these problems. Activity monitor shows Contacts hogging CPU [close to 100%!].
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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Assuming you're using iOS 10.....

    Open your contacts app. In the upper left corner you should have "Groups". Tap "Groups" and that should open to another page where your groups are displayed. From that page you can select which groups you wish to display on your SE. Just make sure that the group names are the same as you show on your MacBook Pro. Then when you sync, you can sync by groups and that will avoid the dupes and triplicates. I had the same problem as you until I figured out that I was syncing all my groups together rather than separately.

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