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My Nexus S has just been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, and I notice that in contacts there is a new space for "me". Is there a way to assign the existing ordinary contact for me (a contact with my name and details that I sometimes use for sharing with people, and sync with Picasa Photos etc.) to this slot?

It seems related to this question, but that is about the similar HTC specific feature found on some phones.

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Same problem here. For some weird reason, it is also not possible to first create the new 'me' and then merge it with the old contact. –  user10769 Dec 19 '11 at 21:11
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After trying forever (the "me" profile was never synced and could not be merged), this worked for me:

Install the Google+ app. Set it to sync contacts. Open your contacts again; your contact will now be set as "my profile". Seriously.

source: https://makandracards.com/arne/7763-android-4-0-how-to-set-me-contact-to-your-existing-contact

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I searched for days and apparently the answer is : no you can't. The "me" contact can be synced with third party apps ( Google+, HaxSync... ) but for an unknow reason you can't merge a "normal" contact with the "me" contact... Maybe with Jelly Bean the problem will be solved.

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As a reference, Jelly Bean didn't "change" this. –  Martín Marconcini Jul 25 '12 at 1:54
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Not quite the same as "existing contact", but upon installing the Google+ app the phone synced the "Me" contact with everything in my Google+ profile. This was on my Galaxy Nexus on ICS 4.0.4 with the latest Google+ app.

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Pull up the contact, open the menu and choose edit, then open the menu on that screen and choose join. You can then choose a contact to merge it with.

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Join is not an available option on the "me" contact :( –  user10943 Dec 25 '11 at 7:13
    
Oh. Hm. That's odd. Can you do anything with it from your Google account, accessed through a web browser? –  SaintWacko Dec 25 '11 at 19:08
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