Tag Archive: Contacts


Contacts Showing as Numbers Only on iPhone? Here’s the Fix for Not Showing Contact Names!

A frustrating situation can occur where seemingly at random your contacts names are not showing on iPhone, instead only displaying the numbers. When this happens, when you launch Phone app to make or receive a call, you will only see a phone number rather than the contact name, and likewise Messages shows only contact numbers … Read More

How to Add Nicknames to Contacts on iPhone

Want to add and use nicknames for iPhone contacts? Many people use and go by nicknames that are perhaps different from their legal name, and adding those nicknames to iPhone contacts can be a helpful way to keep your address book in order, whether it’s friends, coworkers, service workers, or family members. You can even … Read More

How to Restore Lost Contacts from iPhone with iCloud

Worried about lost contacts from iPhone, iPad, or Mac? If you are looking to recover and restore lost contacts, the instructions here will help walk you through the process by using iCloud to recoup contact information that has gone missing from a device. Contacts are extremely important to stay in touch with your friends, family … Read More

Contacts Showing as Numbers Only on iPhone? Here’s the Fix for Not Showing Contact Names!

A frustrating situation can occur where seemingly at random your contacts names are not showing on iPhone, instead only displaying the numbers. When this happens, when you launch Phone app to make or receive a call, you will only see a phone number rather than the contact name, and likewise Messages shows only contact numbers … Read More

Change How Contacts Sorts and Displays Names on Mac

The Contacts app for Mac defaults to sorting names by last name, and to showing the first name before the last name when browsing through the address book list of contacts. With some minor adjustments, you can change how the Contacts app displays and sorts the address book contact names in Mac OS. You can … Read More

iPhone Contacts Disappeared? How to Fix Missing Phone Contacts in iOS

A strange bug that continues to persist in iOS for iPhone mysteriously causes all phone contacts to suddenly disappear from the Phone app on the device. Most users will never experience the missing contacts bug, but it can be disconcerting if encountered. This missing contacts bug is not subtle and seems to happen at random, … Read More

iCloud.com now lets you stalk contacts with Find My Friends web app

You no longer need an iPhone to stalk your contacts on Find My Friends. Apple updated iCloud.com this morning with a new web-based app for Find My Friends that lets you keep tabs on the location of all of your contacts’ from the comfort of your Mac or PC. Find My Friends is a free […]

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Gmail now lets you block contacts, unsubscribe from mailing lists

Google has added two awesome new features to Gmail that every email client should provide: the option to block contacts you don’t want to hear from, and the ability to instantly unsubscribe from mailing lists you no longer with to be a part of. “Sometimes you get mail from someone who’s really disruptive,” Google writes on its Gmail […]

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Swipe your way to iOS 9’s suggested contacts

iOS 8 introduced the idea of showing your most-contacted contacts in the multitasking screen. You’d simply double click on the Home button to see the list of the most recent apps as well as a row of the folks you contacted the most across the top. If you’re looking for that feature in iOS 9, […][Read More…]

How to Filter & Mute Unknown Senders Messages from Known Contacts in iOS

iPhone and iPad users can opt to use a new “Filter Unknown Senders” feature in the iOS messaging app which will automatically hush and separate inbound messages that are coming from unrecognized contacts. This is extremely useful if your phone number is publicly listed on a web site like Craigslist, or if you just happen … Read More