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    Default "My Info" under settings/contacts?

    when you go to settings/mail,calendar,contacts/my info what does that mean? my name is there and when i click it, it brings up my name and my contacts? i can also select other peoples names. what does this feature do?
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    I believe whatever you set there will be used as your default info for auto-filling forms... just a guess though...
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    because i remember last night when the software finally downloaded i got an option to click on my name from my "mac or my name from my "iphone" and i forgot what i clicked and what that box actually meant
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnapThrow View Post
    I believe whatever you set there will be used as your default info for auto-filling forms... just a guess though...
    This is the correct answer.
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    so what did that window that came up with my name in both boxes mean?
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    Default My Info isn't my info.

    How can I change My Info under settings on my iPhone? It's not my name, it's my brothers name for some reason and he has never even touched my phone or has anything to do with my account. Does anyone have any advice on how to change this?
    Thanks!
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    In the settings.

    This info is also used by Siri in the 4S.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
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    Exclamation iPhone 4 under settings and my contact info

    I just realized under my settings mail, contacts, calendar... Under my contact was infact not my contact info, but another person on my contact list. What has this been doing? Has any of my info or this persons info been going to them if other places? This is quite concerning. :/
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    On my: settings/mail,calendar,contacts/my info, it states "None" (in gray). When I click this option, it brings up my contacts folder - I'm guessing to choose a contact to display under "my info". I don't have myself as a contact in my own contact book . . . . and don't see a reason why I would need to.

    This feature isn't crystal clear to me either . .
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    It auto-fills your information in forms, tells Siri your name and any relationships you have, and works with Find my iPhone to list your home, work, etc. It doesn't send information to anyone else, or overwrite things on your computer. It just tells your phone who owns it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laelipoo View Post
    It auto-fills your information in forms, tells Siri your name and any relationships you have, and works with Find my iPhone to list your home, work, etc. It doesn't send information to anyone else, or overwrite things on your computer. It just tells your phone who owns it.
    I see. Thanks


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    No problem
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    Default Same problem.

    I also have someone else's info under My Info. When I click on it, it takes me into contacts, just like others have described. This makes no sense!
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    Smile My Info resolution

    I too had this problem and just figured it out. If you have not added yourself as a contact in your contacts do so now. Once you've done that when you click on my info find your name in the contacts and select it. It will update your information *sigh of relief* have a good day folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laelipoo View Post
    It auto-fills your information in forms, tells Siri your name and any relationships you have, and works with Find my iPhone to list your home, work, etc. It doesn't send information to anyone else, or overwrite things on your computer. It just tells your phone who owns it.
    Tks for the explanation laelipoo.
    It helped.
    Good Luck
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    Default Re: "My Info" under settings/contacts?

    Except now the autofill no longer works after upgrading to IOS6. A link in the 6th comment explains why, here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
    Anyone here have ideas? Also not sure why the URL link I posted isn't clickable.
    Last edited by Cartoonipad; 01-02-2013 at 07:50 PM. Reason: Link not working
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    Default Re: "My Info" under settings/contacts?

    What dose my info under Mail,contacts? What answer should I give and why?
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    Default Re: "My Info" under settings/contacts?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisabechert View Post
    What dose my info under Mail,contacts? What answer should I give and why?
    It's just so that your phone knows who you are, I think it's mainly useful for Siri.
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    Default Re: "My Info" under settings/contacts?

    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    It's just so that your phone knows who you are, I think it's mainly useful for Siri.
    Correct. You should create a contact record for yourself and My Info should point to that contact record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnapThrow View Post
    I believe whatever you set there will be used as your default info for auto-filling forms... just a guess though...
    I bought a used phone.
    How do I remove previous owners name in my info
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    Default Re: "My Info" under settings/contacts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emma-lee Andrews View Post
    I bought a used phone.
    How do I remove previous owners name in my info
    Settings → Mail, Contacts, Calendars → My Info

    I'm surprised that the "previous owner" didn't restore the device prior to selling it....��
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    Default Re: "My Info" under settings/contacts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emma-lee Andrews View Post
    I bought a used phone.
    How do I remove previous owners name in my info
    First delete the previous owners contact card if there is one.
    Then create your own contact card with your number, email, etc.
    Then go to Settings > Mail, Contacts and Calendar > scroll down to the Contacts section > Tap "My info"> then tap your name in the contacts list.

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