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Old 05-07-2009, 10:54 AM
zlee1 zlee1 is offline
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iPhone + Address Book

I would appreciate it if an iPhone user could answer my question:
I currently have:
2008 E70 and AT&T Blackberry 8300.

My phone pairs with no problem. I use MS Outlook 2007, on a MAC, under Parallels. I have 1000 contacts. I made a BMW Category. Under the bluetooth options, my blackberry is set to send ONLY the address book entries in the "BMW" Category. Works great.

I would like to change over to an iPhone, and I would like to discontinue Outlook and move over to Mac Address Book. As far as I can tell, there are no "Categories" in Mac Address Book. There are "Groups." If I make a new "BMW" Group, is there a setting on the iPhone to send ONLY that BMW Group to the Car? I really do not want to send 1000 contacts.

Thank you for your help.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:26 AM
DanIt DanIt is offline
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You might want to try to find the answer here: http://discussions.apple.com/categor...categoryID=201

While it looks like you can create a group in Apple's Address book application and sync that to the iPhone. I couldn't find any reference to then only syncing the addresses to the BMW with that group name. I would guess it would be similar to how the car knows about the categories in the Blackberry at that point.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:54 AM
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I have a 2007 335i Coupe, and I'm pretty sure we have the same iDrive setup. Paired with my iPhone 3G, it transfers all my contacts alphabetically (including all the different numbers for each contact). Unfortunately, it does not sort by groups.
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