1. THX010's Avatar
    Okay, I have iPhone 5 running 7.04 and my wife has a 5c running 7.04. My son also has a 5c running 7.04.

    I notice in his contacts that he can select "iPhone" or "Mobile" for a phone (among other choices) whereas on mine and my wife's we do not have the "iPhone" option to select.

    Anyone know why the difference?

    And

    Is there a difference in selecting "iPhone" over "Mobile"?

    Thanks
    12-26-2013 09:54 AM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    If he's using iCloud to store his contacts that will be the difference. There's really no difference, as far as your phone is concerned, between mobile and iPhone. It won't stop your iPhone from sending iMessages or FaceTiming someone else's iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
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    12-26-2013 09:57 AM
  3. THX010's Avatar
    Okay. That makes sense. He does have his iCloud activated whereas we don't. We back up locally on a regular basis.

    Many thanks
    12-26-2013 10:01 AM
  4. acerace113's Avatar
    If he's using iCloud to store his contacts that will be the difference. There's really no difference, as far as your phone is concerned, between mobile and iPhone. It won't stop your iPhone from sending iMessages or FaceTiming someone else's iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
    Ummm... I don't use iCloud and I have the iPhone label when creating contacts:

    Contacts question - difference between devices-imageuploadedbytapatalk1388111765.183973.jpg


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    12-26-2013 09:36 PM
  5. rayz336's Avatar
    Ummm... I don't use iCloud and I have the iPhone label when creating contacts:

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    How are you syncing your contacts? I know that label didn't appear when I was using Google.
    12-26-2013 09:38 PM
  6. acerace113's Avatar
    How are you syncing your contacts? I know that label didn't appear when I was using Google.
    Mine aren't synced anywhere only stored locally.


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    12-26-2013 09:40 PM
  7. rayz336's Avatar
    Mine aren't synced anywhere only stored locally.


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    I would guess that it's only an option when storing on device or iCloud
    12-26-2013 09:43 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Strange... If it's not causing a problem then there is nothing to be worrying about.
    12-26-2013 09:57 PM

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