Sharing your Daylite contacts outside of Daylite

How CardDAV works & why should I use it?


Follow the steps in this article or for how to share Daylite contacts and with CardDAV on your iPhone, iPad and Mac. Quickly jump to the section you are interested by clicking on the side bar.

If you want to add appointments and tasks with CalDAV, check out Sharing your Daylite calendar and tasks outside of Daylite

While you can add contacts to other programs, CardDAV does not give you the ability to sync with the databases of other contact services like iCloud.


Cloud Sharing on the iPhone & iPad

Follow the steps below to add your Daylite contacts to the iPhone's and iPad's Contact application.

  1. Open the Daylite App on your iPhone or iPad
  2. On the Daylite Home Screen navigate to Settings > Contacts
  3. Choose Install Contacts Profile.
  4. Tap Install in the top right corner and confirm
  5. Tap Done

Tip: If you want to use caller ID, or add new contacts on the iPhone or iPad follow the steps inSetting Daylite as your default contact and calendar groups on the iPhone and iPad


Success! Now when you open Contacts you should see a Daylite contact group where your contacts in Daylite will appear.



Cloud Sharing on the Mac

Watch the video below to add your Daylite contacts to the Apple Contacts app


  1. Open Daylite on your Mac
  2. Go to Daylite Preferences > Contact Sharing
  3. Click on the ‘Install Contacts Profile’ button 
  4. On the screen that appears, click the ‘Install’ button

Success! Now when you open Contacts you should see a Daylite contact group where your contacts in Daylite will appear.



Cloud Sharing: Other Applications

Any application which supports CardDAV should be able to access appointments from Daylite with the correct server settings. As each application has their own server setting format, review the application's documentation for specific steps.

  1. Log into your Daylite Cloud Account Manager
  2. Choose "My Info" and scroll down to "Calendar and Contact Sharing"
  3. Click "New +"
  4. Add the name of the application or person you are sharing your contacts with then click Generate

Now you can use the user name, password and server address generated to share your contacts. If the port setting is required use port 443 and SSL enabled.


Self-Serve Sharing on the Mac

Follow the steps below to add your Daylite contacts to the Mac's Contact application.

  1. Open Daylite > Preferences > Contact Sharing
  2. Copy the server address listed
  3. Open the Mac Contacts application
  4. Select Contacts >Preferences > Accounts
  5. Click the '+' in the bottom left corner, and choose 'Other Account'
  6. Configure your account matching these settings:

Important: If you make a mistake when setting up the account click cancel and start over. Any attempt after creating the account with incorrect settings will fail with the message Unable to verify account name or password.


Kind: CardDAV
Account Type: Manual
Server: http://your-server-address:6188/
User Name: Your Daylite username
Password: Your Daylite password
Description: Name of server or database
*for SSL options upgrade to Daylite Cloud

Tip: If you are interested in sharing your appointments even when you are out of your office use your servers public address. This also assumes that you have configured your network allowing remote access to your database.


Success! Now when you open Contacts you should see a Daylite contact group where your contacts in Daylite will appear.



Self-Serve Sharing on the iPhone & iPad

Based on your version of iOS follow the steps below to add your Daylite contacts to the iPhone's and iPad's Contact application.

iOS 11

1. Open Daylite Server Admin
2. Go to the Network Pane
3. Locate your Local Address and make note of this
4. Open the settings app on your iPhone or iPad
5. Select Accounts & Passwords.
6. Tap Add Account.
7. Select Other.
8. Select Add CardDAV Account.

iOS 10

1. Open Daylite Server Admin
2. Go to the Network Pane
3. Locate your Local Address and make note of this
4. Open the settings app on your iPhone or iPad
5. Select Contacts.
6. Tap Accounts.
7. Tap Add Account.
8. Select Other.
10. Select Add CardDAV Account.

iOS 9 & Lower

1. Open Daylite Server Admin
2. Go to the Network Pane
3. Locate your Local Address and make note of this
4. Open the settings app on your iPhone or iPad
5. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
6. Tap Add Account.
7. Select Other.
8. Select Add CardDAV Account.

Configure your account matching these settings then tap next:
Server: http://your-server-address
User Name: Your Daylite username
Password: Your Daylite Password
Description: Name of server or database

  1. When prompted “Cannot Connect Using SSL. Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL" tap "Continue"
  2. When alerted “CardDAV account verification failed.” Tap "OK"
  3. Save the account
  4. Now select the account again
  5. Tap Advanced and configure with the following settings:

SSL: Off
Port: 6188
*for SSL options upgrade to Daylite Cloud

Tip: If you are interested in sharing your appointments even when you are out of your office use your servers public address. This also assumes that you have configured your network allowing remote access to your database.

If you want to use caller ID, or add new contacts on the iPhone or iPad follow the steps in Setting Daylite as your default contact and calendar groups on the iPhone and iPad


Success! Now when you open Contacts you should see a Daylite contact group where your contacts in Daylite will appear.



Self-Serve Sharing: Other Applications

Any application which supports CardDAV should be able to access contacts from Daylite with the correct server settings. As each application has their own server setting format, review the application's documentation for specific steps.

Server: Your Server's Address
User Name: Your Daylite username
Password: Your Daylite password
Port: 6188
*for SSL options upgrade to Daylite Cloud

Tip: If you are interested in sharing your appointments even when you are out of your office use your servers public address. This also assumes that you have configured your network allowing remote access to your database.

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