Contacts Help

Welcome to Contacts

Keep all your contact information in one handy place.

Contacts window showing the sidebar with groups such as Book Club and Cycling Group and the button at the bottom of a contact card for adding a new contact or group.
The window for adding Internet accounts to the Contacts app.

Gather contacts from all your accounts

If you keep contacts in other Internet accounts—such as iCloud, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Yahoo!—you can access all of them in Contacts. To add your contacts from an Internet account, just choose Contacts > Add Account, select the account type, then click Continue.

The window for adding a Smart Group, with a group named “Book Club” that includes contacts who have the word “book” in their Note field.

Create groups automatically

Create a Smart Group by identifying something that some of your contacts have in common. For example, you could create a Smart Group called “Book Club” that includes any contact with “book” in the Note field of their card. Choose File > New Smart Group to get started.

The Contacts window with the Map button next to the street address.

Show it on a map

See a map that shows the location of a contact’s address. Move the pointer over a street address, then click the Map button that appears near the right edge of the window. The location opens in the Maps app.

Find out more about gathering contacts, creating groups automatically, and showing a map with your Mac.