yahoo address book to ipad failed

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  1. islandman

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    I would like to transfer my yahoo mail contacts to my iPad. I do not use the yahoo app as I prefer the saved to home screen version as it's easier to log out.

    Having searched for procedure, I went:-
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    Entered - htpps://cardav.address.yahoo.com
    .................@yahoo.co.uk
    My password
    My yahoo account

    The machine sprang into action and after a few mins, told me it had failed.

    Does anyone know why please
     
  2. J. A.

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    Try setting up the Yahoo account using this option,
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    just by entering the email address and the password (and of course your name).
     
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    Will try that after breakfast and report back, thanks
     
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    If you don't want to see your emails in the Mail app Inbox, disable Mail after setting up the account.
     
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    Yes, that has done it. Wherever I'm looking now and may want to send whatever it is, by clicking in the appropriate place, the first letter typed, brings up all those in my address book starting with that letter. Perfect.

    Now to your other post about diabling which I would like to do, but rather than try to disable not being sure of exact route, I will wait for your most welcome advice thanks.

    Ps. I am getting brave and have deleted that account, but all the addresses remain.

    The reason I don't like using the yahoo app, is because it's such an inconvenience trying to log out, whereas using the browser version, there is a drop down that allows me to log out, simple.
     
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    In Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendars, when you tap the account, you're able to turn off features you don't need:
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    My screenshot will not look exactly the same as your Yahoo account, when it's set up on your iPad. This is an Outlook account.
    To disable the email account for the Mail app, put the slider next to Mail to the left, so it will become white and is disabled. That way you use the contacts from Yahoo, e.g., but not the emails.

    I'm posting this just in case you need it for another account.

    The more you get used to your device, the more you'll experience that you can try a lot without "breaking" anything. :)
     
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    Yes, I'm sure you are right. I always get a feeling of achievement when I resolve something that bugs me, whether I've done it alone or with help. Thanks
     
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    J.A. I've now greyed out mail, so that my emails are not visible simply by clicking mail on home page. To see them, user name & password have to be entered. Not that there's anything there I wouldn't want anyone else to read, it's just that it's ME that dictates if they should, not some infernal ipad. ha ha.
     
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    I'm wondering where you were able to grey out mail. The Mail app cant't be restricted, hidden or greyed out.
    Are you talking about Safari?
     
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    I'm thinking he is using Private Mode in Safari to access email. That would require entering the username and password each time, and the gray title bar would fit the description of greyed out; kind off.

    But I'm just guessing, and waiting patiently for the real explanation which, obviously, piqued my curiosity too.
     

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