MacOS: Names not showing up in Messages/iMessages.
I'm usually texting via my Mac most of the time. So when I receive a text from a known number and it's not translated/associated to a name, it raises questions for me. Why? Long story short, one of my accounts (gmail) in this case where most of my contacts are stored wasn't syncing properly. Don't know why, but here is what you can look for to resolve the issue.
Things to Check:
- Launch the Contacts App
- Preferences > Accounts
- Make sure all accounts are enabled
- In my case, one gmail account showed enabled, but this "fetch" dropdown was missing. I had to re-enable this particular account in systems preferences for it to 'wake-up'. See Step 2.