How to Sync LinkedIn and the Mac Address Book

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How to Sync LinkedIn and the Mac Address Book
Your LinkedIn contacts are a wealth of information. You can contact them more easily if you sync them with your Mac's Address Book. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

LinkedIn, the business networking website, has replaced the Rolodex for professionals around the world. Your LinkedIn contacts represent a wealth of e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and personal information. You can use this information more effectively by exporting your contacts and syncing them with your Mac's Address Book. Once in your Address Book, you can send them e-mails with Mail, talk to them with iChat or further sync the contact information to your iPhone.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Log into your LinkedIn account.

  2. 2

    Select "Contacts," then "My Connections" to open your "Connections" page.

  3. 3

    Click the "Export Connections" link below your contacts list to open the "Export LinkedIn Connections" page.

  4. 4

    Select "Mac OS X Address Book (.VCF file)" from the "Export to" drop-down menu.

  5. 5

    Enter the letters you see in the "Security Image."

  6. 6

    Click "Export." This opens a download window.

  7. 7

    Select "Open with" and choose "Address Book (default)" from the drop-down menu if it does not appear automatically.

  8. 8

    Click "OK" to start the download. Address Book will open after the download ends, and you will see a confirmation window.

  9. 9

    Click "Review Duplicates" to see which cards will be updated.

  10. 10

    Click "Import" to continue with the import process. You can review your contacts after the import ends.

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