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

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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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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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Turn off syncronisation of contacts in CyanogenMod

I want to use my phone with the google calender, but I don't want to upload all my contacts from my phone to google. How can I achieve this? I said in the contacts App under Settings that the App ...
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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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How do I add a phone number to contacts from the text message app?

I have a text message sent from a phone number that is not yet linked in any other method. Is there a way to use this message's number to create a new contact or modify an existing one directly from ...
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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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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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Contacts Sync problems: phone contacts not syncing to Google

I had some problems syncing my GMail contacts onto my phone, so I: did "Clear Data" for the Contacts app re-imported all my Google contacts from a CSV file into the "Google" account on the phone. ...
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How can I hide some contacts from dialer?

I am playing around with my brand new Motorola Defy and trying to find a way to manage my contacts. Of course it synced every contact in my Google account... I want to hide some of them, you know, ...
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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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Convert number in call log to Gmail Contact

When I get a call from some number I know I want to convert it into a contact. I expected to be able to do something like long press, then type the contact name, but when I long press and select add ...
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How can I have a separate birthday calendar without shoving all those contacts onto GMail?

I have the HTC Sensation XL if that has any significance on the issue. I'd like to have the birthdays of my contacts show up as appointments in my calendar automagically. What I don't want is to put ...
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Sort contacts by different field (not first \ last name)

Merging the gmail contacts with the phones address list has many advantages, but also one nagging problem. While the gmail contacts contain full names, and in English, I want the display name in the ...
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Sync birthdays between iCal and Android

I have an HTC Desire and a Mac (10.6, if that matters) and I sync them via Google Contacts. Many of my contacts in Apple's Address Book.app have a birthday set, but it does not transfer to Google ...
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How do I create a Favorite Contacts shortcut on Droid X?

On the motorola Droid X there is a favorite contacts shortcut. I'd like to add this on another screen but I can't figure out how to create a new one. Any ideas?
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On an HTC Evo, is there any way to sync only 'my contacts' from gmail (not 'all contacts')?

I've seen references to this posted elsewhere, but never a solution. I'd like to only sync the "my contacts" group of contacts from my gmail (really google apps, but should work the same) account, ...
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Facebook non-official app for contact sync

I want to remove official Facebook app from system because its a piece of crap, but I am not doing it because it syncs my contact with Facebook. I add someone friend and I get her phone no. and email ...
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Can I have different default phone numbers for different actions?

Take a contact which has several phone numbers... say Home, Mobile and Work. When I click the QuickContact action to text them, it asks me which number... so I select Mobile. Now, I'd like to set this ...
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Disable SMS (Messaging) icon in for a Contact

When you tap the contact icon for someone, it always offers to let you SMS a phone number. What if you do not want to ever SMS that number, is there a checkbox somewhere that lets you turn off that ...
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ContactManager sort by other Language

It's a Lenovo a7000-a and it uses ContactManager as a phone app. I have the Language of the device set as english but my contacts are in Greek. The ContactManager does not display Greek letters on te ...
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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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Lost all my contacts after flashing custom rom (sg2)

I got a Galaxy S2 as an upgrade from my HTC Hero around January this year. My phone contacts have always been synced to my Gmail account and the backup worked since I got all my contacts on my SGS2 ...
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Received Contact via WhatsApp is stored in Phone - How to move it to Google without losing the image

For some time now I'm experiencing the following issue: When someone sends me a contact via WhatsApp it is stored in my phone and not my Google address book. How can I move this thing to Google or ...
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How to sync contacts in one direction only — from phone to Google?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Android 2.3. I just lost a lot of time after syncing contacts -- executed from the phone. I assumed that all the changes will be transferred to Google account (as initially) but ...
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Skype integration with the native contacts?

I tried adding Skype information to my contacts and there's a gray circle showing up beside the Skype username. I can then deduce that it is indicating my contact as offline. However, there seems to ...
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Is it possible to select default contact picture service?

Here is my problem: I merged all my Google and Facebook contacts in my contact list. When a contact has both a picture on Google and on Facebook, the picture from Google will be displayed. I don't ...
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reduce memory usage of “Internet” and “contacts”

The DiskUsage app shows 14,8MB data used for "Internet" and 11,5MB used for contacts. Is there a way to reduce memory usage? I know I can delete Internet data using the general app settings but I ...
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Is there a Google-less “personal cloud” for contacts, calendar, tasks and images sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? The idea is to cut Google's (or other 3rd-party) proprietary bits out of an Android installation, while ...
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Always see last-viewed group in Contacts

Whenever I view Contacts it always defaults to the full list. Is there a way to make it show the last-viewed Group of contacts? Or at the very least a specific group? Thanks for any help!
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What's an alternative to the KitKat-People's app groups view in Lollipop's Contacts? [closed]

In Android KitKat's 'People' application I was able to access my contacts per group assigned, as shown below using my Nexus 5: The new 'Contacts' application since the Android Lollipop upgrade does ...
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Why are my Contacts icons on my phone with different colors?

Example: Why is that? Does each color mean something? What is this? Thanks.
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How do I keep my contacts separate?

How do I keep my Gmail contacts off my phone (Samsung Galaxy S if it matters) and at the same time keep my phone's contacts off Gmail? I don't normally do email from my phone, and when I have had to ...
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how to link contact with facebook, gmail etc?

I am on cm7 & HTC Desire. Old HTC Sence was linking my contacts with Facebook, Gmail etc. It gave me good suggestions what could be linked or an easy way how to link a contact item with some other ...
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How can I merge duplicated contacts that are different only in one letter?

I use "Contact Remover Plus" to merge duplicated contacts. But I want also merge contacts that their names are different just in a letter. How can I merge these duplicated contacts? I am looking for ...
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How do I find my contacts?

My contacts have dissapeared from my phone, over night, for no reason. (Galaxy S) Althoug nothing else in the phone has been affected. The messages still exist, the history is there, but only listed ...
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Joined Google Contacts do not sync

I can join two contacts on my Android phone, regardless of where the contact is from (Google Contacts, Qik Video, Skype, etc). But when I join two Google contacts, I expect to see the contacts merged ...
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Merging duplicate contacts - is my phone broken?

I just got my Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) and I'm having the usual trouble with ridiculous amounts of duplicate contacts. I've tried the following methods to no avail: My mom told me to go to ...
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Same phone number with different code problem

There is a strange bug/issue with almost all phones (non-android phones too). If two different contacts have same numbers with different starting code they appear as one contact. In call log both ...
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How can I choose which contacts to sync from Facebook to my HTC Desire HD?

In relation to this question, I asked if there is a way to choose which contacts get synced and got a suggestion to post this as a new question. So here it is. How can I manually choose which ...
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Merge Skype and Gmail contacts

I recently installed Skype on my phone, and so all of my Skype contacts are added to the full list of contacts in my phone. However, most of these contacts are redundant. A few of the redundancies ...
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Share (through share menu) directly to own email address

I often send over images etc to my own email for forwarding or printing or what ever. Problem is I have many contacts, and I have to type quite a bit to find my own email address. I would really ...
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How do I edit/add a birthday in the `people` app Cyanogenmod 11?

I have Cyanogenmod 11 M8. I keep my contacts on the phone, not sharing them in the cloud, I prefer to run only AOSP software and FOSS applications from F-Droid. Somehow I can't add/edit birthdays in ...