1. luweez's Avatar
    I have an IPhone 6S and I use the notes section of many of my contacts.

    I’ll enter some info, add a space, add more info, maybe a few lines and then close it.

    When I open any one of my contacts and read it’s notes... spaces have disappeared and have been replaced with
    N\ or any combination of these two characters. And of course it syncs across my devices.

    It’s been bugging me for months if not a few years.

    Anyone else have this issue and know how to fix it ( aside from what is occurring to me this very moment… Don’t add spaces)??
    11-29-2017 12:25 PM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Do you sync with Exchange? I have contacts that are in iCloud and spaces and other characters all sync and look fine, but the contacts from Exchange are sometimes messed up. The translation to Exchange messes with some characters.
    11-29-2017 12:33 PM
  3. luweez's Avatar
    I sync with cloud but now that I ask I better double check. Thx
    11-29-2017 12:43 PM
  4. dpscott's Avatar
    Have you got a photo? I use my notes section all the time and never seen this
    11-29-2017 12:58 PM
  5. luweez's Avatar
    Have you got a photo? I use my notes section all the time and never seen this
    Can’t see how to post a pic. I’ll check it out more
    11-30-2017 10:56 AM
  6. luweez's Avatar
    Here’s a cut and paste segment and it’s a doozy:

    3 line items:

    7w0a382\\\\\\\NN\\\\\\\N\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\N\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\N\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\NiPad 4343\\\
    11-30-2017 12:44 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Here’s a cut and paste segment and it’s a doozy:

    3 line items:

    7w0a382\\\\\\\NN\\\\\\\N\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\N\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\N\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\NiPad 4343\\\
    Have you been syncing anything to Notes from your computer? Have you tried swiping Notes out of multitasking? I've never seen that.
    11-30-2017 06:12 PM
  8. luweez's Avatar
    To be clear do you mean the iPhone app like Contacts, Reminders, and Notes? And by syncing to my computer do you mean as opposed to just cloud?
    If so I use the hell out of notes and actually I do both, mostly cloud.
    And if so, good call
    11-30-2017 06:47 PM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    Have you been syncing anything to Notes from your computer? Have you tried swiping Notes out of multitasking? I've never seen that.
    To be clear, the OP is talking about the notes field in individual contacts in the iOS stock Contacts app, not the iOS stock Notes app.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    11-30-2017 08:35 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    To be clear, the OP is talking about the notes field in individual contacts in the iOS stock Contacts app, not the iOS stock Notes app.
    Gotcha!
    11-30-2017 08:45 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    To be clear do you mean the iPhone app like Contacts, Reminders, and Notes? And by syncing to my computer do you mean as opposed to just cloud?
    If so I use the hell out of notes and actually I do both, mostly cloud.
    And if so, good call
    I thought you refered to the Notes app. But you mean in the Notes section of a contact card? I never had issues there. No idea what may cause that.
    11-30-2017 08:53 PM
  12. luweez's Avatar
    I thought you refered to the Notes app. But you mean in the Notes section of a contact card? I never had issues there. No idea what may cause that.

    Yes I mean notes section of the contacts - and now I have to re-read the dang thread. I think the last mssg is know one knows why I get /N in that notes section
    12-01-2017 11:49 AM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes I mean notes section of the contacts - and now I have to re-read the dang thread. I think the last mssg is know one knows why I get /N in that notes section
    Does it show in all your contacts, or just some?
    12-01-2017 12:29 PM
  14. doogald's Avatar
    Yes I mean notes section of the contacts - and now I have to re-read the dang thread. I think the last mssg is know one knows why I get /N in that notes section
    See this forum thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads...tting.2060112/

    This is probably why somebody asked if you are syncing with Exchange. I assume not. However, that thread suggests that maybe it's because of unicode characters in the notes field? So, are you putting any special characters into the Notes, such as a bullet, emoji, etc.? Are you just typing information in, or cutting and pasting from someplace else, which may use a different typeface or font or something?

    It may be worth calling AppleCare or getting a Genius Bar appointment to see if Apple can sort this out for you.
    12-01-2017 02:35 PM

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