How to Merge Contacts Using the Mac OS X Address Book

Save

There is a simple trick to merging contacts in Apple's Address Book on OS X, without having to manually edit or copy and paste the Address Book data between contacts. Here are a few helpful tips.

Apple Mail
(John Ford: Apple Computer)

Things You'll Need

  • Mac OS X
  • Address Book application
Step 1

In an open "Finder" window, navigate to "Applications" on your Mac and double-click "Address Book" to open the application.

Mac OS X Address Book
Step 2

In the "Address Book" application contact list view, locate the two or more contacts that you wish to merge and perform a "shift-click" with your mouse and keyboard to select the multiple contacts you wish to merge.

Multiple contacts to be merged
Step 3

In the "Address Book "menu bar, select "Card" and cursor down to "Merge Selected Cards" and release your mouse button. You can also use the keyboard combination "Command-|" (Shift + Backslash) to perform the merge function.

Merging the contacts
Step 4

Know that the information in the multiple contacts will be merged into one contact file.

Merged contact list

Related Searches

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Related Searches

Check It Out

Geek Vs Geek: Robot battles, hoverboard drag race, and more

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!