Delet­ing dou­bles

Mac Format - - APPLETALK -

Some­how dur­ing a sync­ing process, my lists of con­tacts on my iMac, iPhone and iPad have be­come du­pli­cated. How might this have oc­curred and how can I re­move the con­tact du­pli­cates? Do­ing it in­di­vid­u­ally is te­dious. Brin­ley Hughes Du­pli­cates oc­cur be­cause of bugs in apps, for­mat dif­fer­ences be­tween Win­dows and OS X, iCloud com­mu­ni­ca­tion er­rors and lots of other things be­sides. There are lots of com­mer­cial apps on both the OS X and iOS app stores that will re­move du­pli­cates. But you might not need one be­cause the OS X Con­tacts app has a pretty de­cent du­pli­cate-merg­ing fea­ture built in. Just click Card > Look for Du­pli­cates…

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