Why Your Mac Contacts Don’t Sync With iCloud

If like me you’ve been wondering why your Mac contacts don’t sync with iCloud, it could be good that you’re here. You’ve probably tried everything you could find on the internet, as I did. This is what I did that got things working perfectly again.

It was when I looked at this Apple support page that I realised what may have been wrong. I had loaded up some pictures of family contacts from my photo library. They may have been very large. I went through all my 1800 contacts and deleted the picture from any that had a picture. Deleting every picture probably wasn’t necessary but it was the easiest way to determine if it was the problem. It was.

How To Find Contacts With A Picture

I went into contacts on my Mac, clicked on All Contacts and then clicked on File > Export To PDF. Then paged through the PDF file looking for contacts with a picture. As I found one, I simply looked it up in Contacts on my Mac, clicked on the photo, pressed the Delete button on the keyboard and clicked on Done in the bottom right.

After deleting them all I noticed quickly that Test contacts I had added on my iOS devices and also in iCloud.com running in Chrome had appeared in the Mac Contacts app. Interestingly, before trying this, I had noticed that contacts I added on my my devices and iCloud.com had made it down to my Mac, but contacts added on the Mac would never go up to the cloud.

So, if you’ve been wondering why your Mac contacts don’t sync with iCloud, I hope this helps you!


iOS 11 Alarm And Timer Buttons

I use alarms a lot because they work even if you have you phone in silent mode. When needed I’ll also use timers because it’s a lot easier than having to work out the time 70 minutes from now and setting an alarm.

The problem is, the iOS 11 Alarm and Timer buttons are reversed for functionality. When the timer goes off I end up repeating it because the Repeat button is where the alarm Stop button is.

I know, I can go in and cancel a timer but it just seems odd to me.

Just sayin.


App Store Updates Screen Should Allow You To Delete

I have 637 apps on my phone as at February 2017.

Of course I don’t use more than 40 or so on a regular basis.

Every now and then I will into Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage and delete some of the largest ones that I am not using and that’s just to clean up a bit as I do not have a lack of storage, like right now I have 19.12GB available, which is a good amount on my 128GB phone.

I think the App Store updates screen should allow you to delete apps that are due for an update. This is an ideal time when you see an app due for an update and you know you haven’t used it, possibly ever, then just delete it then and there.

I have app updates every day, today there were 21 apps wanting to update.

Obviously I┬ádon’t do automatic updates, I prefer to see what’s being updated and that will often prompt me to try an app I do not use often and see what the developers have done in this latest update.

Anyway, that’s all, I just think it would be convenient to be able to delete apps that are waiting to update.