Built-in app for managing Contacts (names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail). Some manufacturers offer their own customized version.

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How can I show two alphabets in my contact list?

I have a Galaxy S with an interface in Hebrew. Some of my contacts are in English and some are in Hebrew. However, I only have the option to scroll through the letters in Hebrew. The English alphabet ...
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How can I manually extract my contacts from a backup image of Android?

So I recently made an .img using dd of my Froyo installation on my phone prior to wiping and installing a custom Jellybean ROM. Turns out that the contacts were saved locally and not with Google. I ...
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What is the best way to get pictures on your contacts with ICS (Galaxy Nexus)?

Before I bought my Galaxy Nexus I had a HTC Hero. HTC synced the pictures from Facebook to my contacts. This happened on the phone so when i activated my new Galaxy Nexus and synced it my contacts had ...
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How to import contacts from symbian mobile to android mobile?

I had Nokia 5610 ( S40 v5 ) mobile, and recently i got a new Android mobile ( HTC Desire S ). Now, when i put my sim card in my new phone i get all contacts which were saved in SIM memory, but there ...
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Can I import contacts from vcf and NOT sync to Google?

I bought the Nexus S with Android 2.3 and am in the process of migrating my contacts from the Apple Address book. I was able to create and import a vcf file containing all the contacts into Android. ...
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How can you stop your phone from saving contacts to your sim?

I Have a T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. It runs on Gingerbread. I just got my phone and when I first tried to enter a contact I accidentally pressed "Save to Sim" and "Remember This Choice". I really want to ...
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Can apps be controlled through adb?

Can an installed application be completely controlled via adb? For example: Consider I need to to export my Contacts to SD Card. So here there are basically 5 Steps involved 1)Open Contacts ...
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How can I create a downloadable file with my contact info

I'm trying to create a link on my website where you can click and add my info to your phones contacts. Is there a file format that android will recognize & load a contact from?
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How can I save keypad command numbers like `*#*#4636#*#*` to my contact list?

I learned from a previous question of mine that Android has got several system numbers, or "keypad commands," which produce all kinds of information or invoke a system mode. As example: one of them ...
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How do I remove duplicate contacts from Google+?

I have a problem with my contacts in conjunction with google+. Like most, I had already a lot of people in my contactlist, which is synced with the contacts in google mail. With google-plus, I have ...
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A tool for semi-automatic merging of contacts?

An android newbie here --- I've recently got my first Android phone (HTC Desire S) and I'm trying to clean up a mess of my contacts from a sim card (three of them, in fact). For example, a certain ...
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Sync Android contacts to Gmail

I am trying to backup contacts from my phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.2.1) to Gmail account. The procedure I found on the Internet goes as follows: Open Contacts Menu -> Import/Export -> Export ...
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What does the 'Mark as default' option do in my 'Edit' option of a contact

What does the 'Mark as default' option do you can choose in the menu when you select a contact which is present in the phone memory ? I am seeing this on a Samsung Galaxy S phone ( if this should ...
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ZIP+4 ZIP codes in Contacts for Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S)

I have a Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) running Android 2.1-update1. I have ZIP Codes for many of my contacts in the ZIP+4 format (e.g. 99999-1234). However, the field for ZIP codes does not allow any ...
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How do I get my contact list to display busines name also?

How do I get the names in my contact list to be displayed WITH their organization? b/c I have business contacts who I may never remember by name but may need to contact someone from their place of ...
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In google contacts where is the contact for me?

I'm not sure if it matters but my phone has 'HTC sense'. I have all my contacts sync'd with my google account. I have a normal contact called "me" in my google contacts that through various merging ...
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Contacts on Android: Delete limit exceeded

A few days ago I deleted all of my Android contacts (using the "Delete Contacts" app). Not a mistake, I really want to delete them. From that day, Android always shows a notification "Sync: Too many ...
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managing multiple contact sources as gmail contacts

I'm on a google nexus 4 (up to date, non-rooted) and I'm using gmail and google contacts for my contact/messaging needs. Additionally I'm pulling contacts from facebook, linkedIn, xing (German ...
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Transfer *.contact from PC to Samsung Galaxy S 2

How can I transfer my contacts from my PC (win7) .contact (iPhone 4) to Samsung Galaxy S2? I no longer have the iPhone 4.
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How do I copy/move contacts from phone to my exchange account?

My contacts are stored on a (Open-)Exchange server, so they are synchronized between phone, the server and my other mail clients (e.g. on my desktop PC). However, I have some "phone-only" contacts ...
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(How) can I get contacts with no name to display the Organization instead of “Unnamed” on my Android phone?

I have an HTC Evo with contacts that were imported by Sprint from my old Palm Centro. On the Centro, I could have contacts with no name but a business/organization, and the contact list would use that ...
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How can I save contacts on the SIM card alone by default?

Using ICS, is it possible to store and use all my contacts on SIM only? If it is possible I don't really want to copy all my contacts to the phone and I would prefer all the new contacts to be stored ...
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Alternative contacts app, faster than Google's with 2000 contacts?

Google's Contacts app is very slow to load when I want to quickly get a friend's phone number. Is there a quicker/lighter contacts app? I have found nothing fast enough in the Market. My dream app: ...
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How to change the default contact saving location for HTC Desire HD 2.2.1?

How to set HTC Desire HD Android 2.2.1 to save new contacts to Exchange? With Samsung Galaxy S 2.2.1 it's super easy: Contacts > Menu > More > Settings > Save new contacts to... But with HTC Desire ...
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Is there a way to edit contacts birthdays on the phone?

As far as I can tell the default contacts app on the phone does not have a field to enter or edit birthdays. Is there a way to do this? What about other contact apps?
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How to sync contacts with Outlook, WITHOUT Exchange?

Can anyone recommend an app to sync Outlook contacts with Android? I know there are a number of them which sync with Exchange, but I am not using Exchange. I'm looking for something that will sync ...
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What is the best way to delete all contacts on the handset?

I was trying to clean up the contacts on my Droid X and part of the process (after turning off sync) was to delete all contacts on the phone. I didn't have many, so I manually deleted each on (read: ...
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How to delete gmail contacts from contacts app in Gingerbread

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Y phone. I do not want my Gmail contacts in the phone contacts. I have disabled automatic sync. There seems to be no direct way to delete them
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How to unlink contacts?

I had a call from a new number. I went to create a new contact for it but accidentally clicked on the first item in my contact list. Now, it doesn't seem possible to unlink or unjoin them. When I view ...
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Can I generate a QR code for a contact?

I'm pretty sure I remember someone showing me a tool they were using to generate QR codes for individual contacts on their Android. Is there an app that does this either specifically for contacts or ...
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Can you set the colour for contacts in Android 5 Lollipop?

I just upgraded to Android 5.0 which made all my contacts' random colours even more prominent. Is it possible to customize the colour for each contact? For example, if I don't like that Mister ...
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Transfer and import .VCF Contacts

Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300, 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. I have a Nokia phone with .vcf Files of Contacts to be transferred to the Galaxy S3. My contacts are more than 4000 in quantity which I want to transfer ...
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Importing contacts from SIM card results in only mobile numbers, and no home numbers

I needed to reboot my phone, (Galaxy Ace, Android2.3), but wanted to save all my contacts. So I did the following: export contacts to SIM card reboot phone import contacts from SIM card The ...
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Remove Facebook and Gmail contacts

Some time ago I have synced my Facebook contacts (using Facebook for Android app) with my contacts. I also have my Gmail account synchronized. Having all those contacts is too much. I went to Account ...
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Is there a way to allow certain numbers to be called from a locked phone?

When I got my first cell phone I was told to put a "In case of an emergency call XXX" at the top of my list of phone numbers. While I haven't ever benefited directly from that, I have benefited from ...
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How can I add a contact to internal address book (instead of Google Account) on Android 4.4?

I'm using Android 4.4.2 with my new Google Nexus 5. I have a question about adding new contacts. On my workstation I'm running my own cloud system. It is an Apache sever running eGroupware on it and ...
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assign an animated image to contacts

Is it possible to assign an animated image to contacts in my address book? So when a person from my contacts calls me it would play an animated image instead of a static image. I have tried using ...
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Is there any way to sync a subset of my Google Contacts to my Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sync only “My Contacts” from Google on Samsung Galaxy S? My phone started responding really slow during sync and I suspect it has something to do ...
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Looking for application that captures name-card and sync with google contact? [closed]

I'm looking for an Android application that captures picture of name-card and can help to sync with Google contact the contact information in that captured image. If you know one, please share. ps. ...
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Why were some of my contacts automatically merged without notice?

I found several questions here where people want to merge several of their contacts into one. I'm having exactly the opposite problem: On both my Android devices (Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 7), two of ...
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Sync to my own server for contacts, sms and notes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? Does anyone know any effort on Android which can sync contacts, sms or even notes/todos to my own ...
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How do I merge contacts based on phone numbers?

I have been using 2 SIM cards in 2 separate phones and until recently I bought the Alcatel OT-918N Glory, a dual SIM Android phone. Since I had 2 phones before, I am expecting to have duplicated ...
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How do I restore a contact I deleted on my Android phone, but not in GMail contacts?

The contact in question had the wrong phone number in Viber, so I deleted it from Viber. I later found out that Viber had deleted it from my contacts, so I had lost all of the other correct ...
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Email application with notifications only for specified contacts (standard SMTP/POP3/IMAP)

I have a lot of mail traffic on my phone. But I want to be notified only for mail from certain contacts like my family, colleagues/boss, critical automated systems or at least any contact in my phone ...
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Contacts and calendar no longer syncing between google and phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that has suddenly stopped being able to sync my calendars and contacts with GMail. Every time I try, I get the message sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be ...
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Add Google calendar reminder numbers as one contact

I would like to put the numbers of the google calendar reminders as one contact into my phone. This way they will be grouped as 'Google Reminders' in my message overview, instead of a torrent of ...
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Display additional information on the incoming call screen

I have a HTC wildfire running cyanogenmod and I really want to display the Organization for contacts along side their name and picture on the incoming-call screen. Does anyone know of any ...
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CWM Backup / Contact Recovery

So I just rooted using mobile odin lite and the Entropy512 kernel that has CWM recovery. Then I performed a CWM backup. Stupidly, I forgot to backup anything except for my camera data before doing ...
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How can I save all contacts into google account?

I did it using Gingerbread (Samsung Galaxy Ace 2), but with Ice Cream Sandwich (LG L5) I don't see appropriate action for that. Previously I entered Contacts (ok), then selected Settings (ok), ...