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Q. I have thousands of contacts in my MobileMe account and I am having trouble editing them. If I edit them on my iPhone, iPhone or my Mac the old contact records keep coming back. How can I edit them and stop the duplicate address?
A. One of the great things about MobileMe is that you can sync your contacts and calendars between your Macs, iPhones, iPads and even with a PC. The MobileMe account is the central point that connects the accounts regularly throughout the day. The problem you’ve encountered is that while you can add new accounts, removing old ones can be a problem because when the devices with the incorrect contacts sync they will come back.
So your best plan of action is to choose one device that you will edit as the master Address Book while it is not connected to MobileMe. Once it’s cleaned up, sync it with MobileMe and replacing the data then reset the synced data on your other device. That way you’ll stop the old records from coming back the next time MobileMe syncs.
To begin disconnect all of your devices from MobileMe by signing out from System Preferences (or the MobileMe control panel on Windows.) You can also disconnect your iPhones (iPads and iPods) from MobileMe. You can set the iPhone to Airplane mode so that it won’t connect to MobileMe. When you switch “off” Address Book syncing on the iPhone, you will be asked what you’d like to do with the exiting contacts; either “Merge with MobileMe” or not. Since you are going to replace these eventually you can choose not to merge them. If you do, choose to “Keep the Records” on your device – we will fix them up later.
Choose one computer to edit the records in your Address Book. Once you have completed editing your contacts it would be wise to back up by creating an Address Book archive file (From the File menu choose Export… Address Book Archive…) It should go without saying that you should back up the information on your Macs and sync you iPhones with iTunes before you start. There is no way to back up the information stored on the MobileMe servers. (The info synced on your Mac is the backup.)
If you need to restore the records you can replace the entire Address Book from this file. You can also restore from the archive all of the contacts on you additional Macs from this newly created archive – so all you contacts will be the same. Note: restoring from the archive will replace the existing contacts.
Now you can connect your Mac with the master Address Book to MobileMe. Again using the System Preferences connect to your account. Once you reconnect to MobileMe the service will notice that the records have changed and you will be asked how to sync the records. Do not choose “Merge Records” or you will restore the incorrect mix of records. Instead choose to replace the records on MobileMe. (You did remember to create the archive above, didn’t you?) This will delete the files on MobileMe’s online and replace them with those on your Mac. Be patient this will take a few minutes.
If you have more than one Mac, you can choose to replace the contacts on the second Mac by restoring them with the archive we made earlier. After you have checked that the contacts match on MobileMe and your master Mac you can reconnect the second Mac. If you chose not to restore from the archive, you would carefully choose the replace the contacts on the Mac with the contacts on MobileMe.
Before you reconnect your iPhone to MobileMe, you should choose to remove the contacts. This is done by setting the Address Book syncing to “off”. This is done by choosing the MobileMe account in Mail, Contacts, Calendar view of the Settings app. When you set the switch to off, the app will ask what to do with the existing contacts. Since you have a more reliable set on MobileMe you choose to not to Merge with Mobile Me and then to delete the contacts. You will be asked to confirm the decision to delete.
After a few seconds your contacts on the iPhone will be cleared of contacts. You can confirm this by opening the Contacts app. Go back to the MobileMe account and set the sync switch to “On”. In a few minutes or so your iPhone will sync with MobileMe and the cleaned contacts will be on your iPhone as well.
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