Address Book: Using smart group for iCloud's contacts?

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in macOS edited January 2014
Has anyone able to apply smart group for contacts that are stored on the iCloud?



For example one of the smart group I have is to show all contacts that are not in part of any contact groups. So I will able to filter out any new contacts that I have added using the iPhone. However this seems only applicable to the local contacts. \

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    richehricheh Posts: 6member


    this is what I did and as a general disclaimer I do not guarantee successful smart group merging/syncing FOR OTHERS...it was a fussy procedure and I had to fiddle with it so...


     


    EXPORT A VCARD OF ALL YOUR CONTACTS TO YOUR DESKTOP AND FILE AWAY SAFELY AS A BACKUP


     


    ONLINE


    Go to icloud on you browser and log in


    go to the address book on line


    create the same smart groups names that that you created in you mac address book...COMPLETELY THE SAME


    merge or let it merge


     


    ON YOUR COMPUTER


    in your mac address book you will end up with your original smart groups and also the "icloud" smart groups  and the same smart groups on your iphone


    the icloud groups will be empty...the iphone groups will be empty


    on you mac, in your address book select an original smart group then go over and select all of its contents and drag them to the newly created "icloud" groups


    you will see things start to happen


    things should start agreeing...I had to turn everything off at one point on my phone and then turn it on again to get complete agreement so don't forget to make


    a vcard of all your contacts for safety first...


     


    ALL THE BEST...

  • Reply 2 of 2
    richehricheh Posts: 6member
    I wanted to post again because I found an app that does what's needed
    And then some.

    " Smart contacts for Iphone" that allows you to create and delete
    Groups directly on your iPhone and edit the membership of those
    groups as well....A pretty functional interface that takes a bit of getting
    use to but fits the bill…by pradeep deshmukh (sp)...I haven't
    iCloud winked yet since Installing but it seems to work well w my
    Phone contacts. A key piece of this software is the refresh button.
    Use it often.
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