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iPhone Completes my contacts!
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Oct 8, 2009, 06:05 AM
 
Hi

Just wondering if everyone elses phone does this! I have a contact setup as 'Dad'.... it then after a day or so automatically adds my dads lastname!!

Why... and WTF.... can i not control my own phone anymore???

Rich
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Oct 8, 2009, 07:12 AM
 
What is it adding exactly? Dad plus your last name?

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Oct 8, 2009, 07:13 AM
 
MobileMe sync?
     
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Oct 8, 2009, 07:53 AM
 
Yes... I set the contact as:-
Dad
Russ
Laura

and something/someone/somehow.. changes them to

Dad Surname
Russ Surname
Laura Surname

wired!!
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Oct 8, 2009, 08:41 AM
 
I assume the "yes" refers to a MobileMe subscription?

That is odd.

MobileMe sync should *delete* the surnames from the address book on your Mac, rather than add them back on your iPhone.

How about creating duplicate entries with the short names, and leaving the full entries as they are so as to keep them on your Mac, as well?
     
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Oct 8, 2009, 09:03 AM
 
Yes im on MobileMe! It does remove them at first... but then they return!
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Dec 13, 2012, 04:52 AM
 
I realize this thread is about 3 years old, but it's the only one I could find where someone had the same issue I do! Has anyone found a solution? Is anything different with iCloud?

My contacts automatically adds my brother's surname even after I've deleted and re-entered his information as a new contact!
     
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Dec 13, 2012, 11:06 AM
 
Do you have Facebook sync turned on?


(also, thank you for acknowledging the age of this thread. It's nice to see someone who's aware of forum etiquette, and makes a point of explaining why he's chosen to violate it. For good reason, too, in this case. Welcome to the forums.)
     
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Dec 15, 2012, 10:12 AM
 
I do not have FB sync turned on. I did my best to scrub the contact from all my synced devices and waited a day before adding him back in. So far, so good. I will post again if the mysterious surname reappears! Thanks.
     
   
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