Many conversations in Messages went awry for me lately for causes for which I can discover no rationalization. Instead of the profile footage and names of individuals in my contacts, their unadorned cellphone numbers appeared. Worse, for individuals for whom I had each an iCloud tackle and a cellphone quantity saved, their conversations cut up in two–this occurred for my spouse and youngsters’s entries.
The concern seems to be that Messages stopped associating cellphone numbers and not using a nation code for U.S. numbers with their entries in contacts. The worldwide dialing format for a US or Canadian quantity is +1 adopted by the 10-digit quantity, like +12065551212. The UK is +44, and so forth. (You can discover a full checklist on-line.)
Thus, Messages checked out 206-555-1212 and determined it was completely different from +1-206-555-1212. This isn’t a brand new drawback. People have been asking about it in boards for years, typically having the identical abrupt shift with out having made any system-related settings. Some commenters notice it could happen in the event you start syncing with a non-iCloud service, like Google: merged entries may seem to have equivalent cellphone numbers however set off this mismatch.
The answer seems to be easy: add the nation code to the cellphone numbers that present this conduct:
In Contacts, choose an individual who reveals up incorrectly in Messages.
Add the nation code to the beginning of their cellphone numbers.
You can’t repair this straight inside Messages by choosing a dialog with the cellphone quantity as a result of it’s not appropriately related to the contact card. Working inside Messages could create a replica entry.
As you repair every cellphone quantity, you will notice Messages routinely merge conversations cut up throughout iCloud and cellphone quantity identities.
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