Curious for best practices with managing and synching contacts across my iPhone 
and windows based computers where I use Outlook to read mail and manage email 
contacts. Until now, I would occasionally add phone numbers to my phone 
directly.  After I started including my work Outlook account on my phone, my 
work contact would be visible, so I found it easier to add and edit contacts on 
my work laptop in Outlook knowing they would show up in my phone.  This is 
great until the day that I no longer work at my company -- which I am not 
currently planning.  Before my home laptop died this summer, I had personal 
contacts in Outlook on my home computer, but only used that for capturing 
emails.  When my laptop died, I had to have my iPhone pull in my Hotmail 
contacts so that I could reach people.  Now I see that I have cases where I had 
entered a phone number in my phone, but there is a second entry in Contacts 
from where an email address pulls in from Hotmail.  If I combine those two in 
my phone, does that mean that I would no longer have access to the email 
address from Outlook on my personal computer? Or, is the best practiced to go 
back and move the phone number entry into the entry that comes over from 
Hotmail so that I maintain the entry in places via the Hotmail link to my 
iPhone?  If the recommendation is to always enter new contacts on the laptop, 
what do you do when you are on the go and have a new phone number to add?


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