View contacts and groups
View individual contacts and show groups so you can see the contacts in a group.
See a contact: In the list of contacts, select a contact. Contact information is shown on the right.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Show me Jane’s information.” Learn more about Siri.
See a contact in a separate window: Double-click a contact in the list, or select a contact and choose Card > Open in Separate Window.
See groups: Choose View > Show Groups to see groups in the sidebar.
See which groups a contact belongs to: Select a contact, then press the Option key. Groups that include the contact are highlighted in blue in the sidebar.
See all contacts: Select All Contacts in the sidebar. This list compiles contacts from different accounts into one list.
See the contacts in a group: Select the group in the sidebar.
See contacts in a network directory service: Select the directory in the sidebar, then search for a contact.
You can change how contacts are shown and sorted in the list by setting options in General preferences.
Contacts shows suggested contacts found in other apps, such as Mail. If you don’t want to show these suggestions, choose Contacts > Preferences, click General, then deselect the option.
Tip: Quickly search your Mac for emails, messages, events, and documents that mention a contact: Control-click the contact in the list, then choose the Spotlight command.