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Re: Syncing issues with Maverick OS X 10.9
I had the same problem. I started with all my contacts in Mac Lion's Address Book correctly synced to my Galaxy S3 via my Google account. All additions, modifications and removals were transmitted to all devices: Mac, S3 and Google. Then came Mavericks.
No syncing: without any warning whatsoever, Apple decided that I don't need to sync my other devices anymore. What's the solution, or let's say the best workaround, that I found with which I can live? Throw away the ****ty Apple local versions of all contacts. I did the same with iCal a few years ago to be able to sync my appointments with my... iPod. Yes, that's right! Syncing exclusively via Google was always working. So I ended up with iCal working exclusively with my Google account events: no Home or Work local calendars for me.
I've done the exact same thing with Mavericks Contact.
1. System Prefs»Internet Accounts: make sure Contacts is checked for the Google account you use with your Android phone.
2. You now have two different sources for your cards: On My Mac which is local and "Google account" with the contacts from Google.
3. All additions, modifications and deletions that you make on the cards from the Google account are transmitted to Google on the fly, whereas the same actions for the cards under On my Mac source remain local.
4. The modifications that are made on Android, or Google account, are not synced to Mac. To see the changes in Mavericks Contact, you'll have to close and reopen the application.
You can add Groups under your Google account the same way that you are able to do under On my Mac. If you decide to create Smart Groups, you are still able to use the criteria Member of "one group under Google account", since these will list there.
5. So, I decided to recreate all my groups under the Google account and copied the content from all my local groups using DragnDrop.
6. I then modified my Smart Groups to change those which were dependent on local groups (you won't be able to delete a local group if a smart group is refering to it).
7. Last step: I deleted all my local groups and contacts. The reward: the source On my Mac simply disappeared from the left panel so that the only All Contacts listed is under my Google account. No mess.
This workaround is liveable for me. When I use my phone or the web to edit my contacts, I'm away from my Mac and I don't need an immediate refresh. If you depend on the information in Mavericks Contact and another person may change it from the web, this workaround may not be good for you.
I hope this can help some of you. Have a nice day.
PS: Maybe you will find my English a bit funny, but that's the best I can, since I am usually writing in French.