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  1. spoondawg

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    Hello everyone! I am Larry and new to this site. I have an iMac, iPad(1), and soon to be updating to the iPhone4S from iPhone 3G. I have done this primarily for business.

    I got started using MobileMe when I first got the iPad. It took my 3,000+ contacts and multiplied them by 10. I am hoping iCloud corrects this issue, but I am wondering if I should clear my contacts on the iPad and start over. Does anyone know how to erase the entire contacts list?
     
  2. twerppoet

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    If you are syncing with a service, all you have to do is turn off Contacts for that account and choose Delete from iPad when prompted.

    If you are still using MobileMe, I recommend going to me.com before you update and using the export feature to export all your contacts as a vCard file. I didn't have any problems migrating from MobileMe and iOS 4 to iOS 5 and iCloud, but with 3000+ contacts you probably shouldn't take any chances. Not that I did. I also had backup file from MobileMe, just in case. Actually, I think I made them using the iMac programs, but close enough.

    If all else fails, you can mail the vCard to your iPad later. Tapping and holding a vCard attachment in Mail gives you the option to import it into Contacts.
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad


    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.

    Apple - Support - Manuals

    Please read the rules too!!

    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    Tim
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