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

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Sync birthdays from Facebook to Android contacts

Many people want to have their Facebook contacts synced with their Android contacts, including information such as birthday and so on. I have the official Facebook app installed on my Android 2.3.3 ...
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Manually Sync Outlook 2010 contacts/calendar only from Windows PC to Android cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S II) via USB cord only

How do I manually Sync Outlook 2010 contacts and calendar only from Windows PC to Android cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S II) via USB cord only. I do NOT want to use any kind of web based product, i.e. ...
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Contact sorting in ICS? (Galaxy S alpha version)

I can't seem to find the sorting options in the contact list. Currently, the contacts are sorted by first name and displayed as "firstname lastname". I'd like to change it to be sorted by last name ...
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Editing multi-line text in address book fields

I often have multi-line text in my address book, in fields such as notes or the first line of the address. Editing this seems near-impossible, as the text entry field only shows one line at a time. ...
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Google contacts stopped syncing

I've had my HTC Evo since it came out a year ago. My Google contacts synced flawlessly numerous times during this period. I rooted my phone on 5/23 with unrevoked, and everything still seemed to be ...
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Received messages are not showing names of contacts on HTC Desire S

I just bought a new HTC Desire S (so no custom ROM has been installed or rooting done). Everything else seems to be working fine, except in messages the names of at least one contact are not ...
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Restoring contacts after X10 mini pro upgrade to 2.1

I just upgraded my X10 mini pro to Android 2.1 . As suggested in the instructions did I perform a backup which seems to have created an file (~ 160 kB) with extension .sbf in /sdcard/data/backup/ on ...
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How can I merge my social network contacts with regular contacts in android

Suppose, that I have a contact Ann Fisher in my phone (it's syncing with my google account). And suppose that this Ann Fisher has google plus account Annie Fisher. How can I tell my phone, that this ...
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Export or backup contacts with pictures

When exporting contacts from the standard contacts application to the disk and importing them to Thunderbird - the pictures are missing. I'd like to export all contacts with pictures though. Is ...
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Will google accounts automatically update my friends addressbooks

I was with Verizon Wireless when I had my HTC Eris (now due to issue with VZW and upgrading my phone I cancelled with VZW). I moved over to sprint and to a phone OS that shall not be named, but now I ...
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Filter contacts by account

I have a number of mail accounts on my Samsung Tablet. Contacts stored online are synced with the local tablet contacts and visible in the stock Android Contact app. As different accounts are ...
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Owner's photo in the pull down menu

In 4.2.2 how can I put a picture in the pull down menu like this?
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What determines the order of my contacts on the frequent contact toolbar?

I am seeing a contact in recently contacted friends in whatsapp to whom I have not sent a message for a week now. All the other contacts are chronologically arranged except for him. Why is this ...
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Copy contacts from iCloud to Android phone [duplicate]

Just went from an iPhone to an Android phone. How do I get my contacts that I have on iCloud on to my Android phone? I looked at SmoothSync, but what's the point in paying for that when I know there ...
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Is there any (open) standard for importing/exporting contact from/to any mobile phone?

Is there any open format for importing and exporting from/to any mobile phone. It doesn't have to be a smartphone, it could be a basic mobile phone. If any such thing exist, does is also support ...
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Sync Google contact photo to Android phone

I created a contact a while back of a friend, just her name and mobile number. Today I added her Gmail address to the phonebook in her contact card. When I go into Gmail Contacts I see her Google+ ...
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My Android phone screen is un-usable, how do I transfer all my data to a new phone?

My current phone (Samsung Galaxy POP) running Andoid 2.2 has all its data including contacts and messages stored in the SD card + SIM card. However the touch screen of that phone has been damaged and ...
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How do I find out which number an SMS is from, out of all the numbers associated with the sender?

In the messaging application it says who is the sender of each message, but it doesn't say the phone number the message was from. From each thread I can get to the corresponding contact, but some ...
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Synchronisation of contacts and calendar suddenly stopped working

While working fine for almost a year now (since I've installed CyanogenMod on my device), a couple of days ago synchronisation stopped all of a sudden: Network indicators turned white (no longer green ...
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vCard sent to my android from an iPhone arrives as text message

Is there any easy way to save a contact which has arrived like <Subject: PXT> - BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:3.0 PRODID blah blah blah Into the contacts? I believe it happens when someone "shares" a ...
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How can I import / export contacts as VCF in Sony Xperia Tipo Dual

I'm using a Sony Xperia Tipo Dual with ICS. I need to backup my contacts with or without linked contacts. Does anyone know the exact procedure to export contacts in VCF format; either directly to PC ...
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How to sync contact photos from phone back to google contacts?

I have updated my contact photos in my phone and then I wanted to update my google contacts. The sync of contact data is working fine, but the photos aren't being synced. Is there anyway I can fix ...
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Why I can't sync contacts with Twitter/Facebook accounts in Jelly Bean 4.1.1?

With my Samsung Galaxy Nexus I can't sync my contacts (from Google Contacts) with those from Twitter/Facebook. My accounts are up and running, but when i tap "Sync Now" nothing happens. It says "Last ...
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Samsung S3: Only retrieve “contact with number” in contact search

Synchronizing my phone with my gmail account it has imported, not only the contacts, but even all the people who I just wrote one mail in my life (even without phone number). I have hidden this ...
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Local Address Book

Disclaimer: I'm new with Android. I have a 2.3.6 device. So I'm on my phone, I hit the little address book button. I can see I have "contacts" Three of them. Yay. One has a little phone icon. ...
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Is there a desktop / web app to manage Android contact linking?

Contacts on my Android phone come from different sources (Google account, Facebook, Skype, Windows Live etc.) and I can link them manually using the People app or how it's called. The user interface ...
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How can I group duplicate contacts from different sources (Google, WhatsApp, etc)?

I have installed an ICS ROM (Virtuous Inquisition 4.0) on my phone. In my address book I am syncronizing all contacts from my Gmail, Google+ and WhatsApp accounts with the consequence that some ...
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Change sort order of contacts

I have a HTC Legend with Android 2.2. My contacts usually have first name and last name filled in. The ordering and display consists of <first name> <last name>. Since I know most of my ...
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Sending all contacts *with number* via Bluetooth

I would like to transfer all my contacts to a different phone from my Android 2.2 device. In my phonebook I disabled showing contacts without numbers. When I choose sending via Bluetooth however all ...
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Xperia Arc Social Phonebook Add Contact Problem

On my phone add new contact is failing by unexpected closure. The logs of that operation is; 10-13 08:06:57.801: INFO/CustomizationProvider(1340): No configuration file: ...
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Is there a complete conversation convergence app?

I was very impressed when I saw the first demo of WebOS quite a while back. I loved the way they integrated SMS, email, and social media all into one stream. Their point was that the most useful view ...
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google contacts not shown

When I log onto GMail on my HTC Desire, I can't find a way to access my GMail contacts. I read that there was some link on the left of the screen. I see none. I am now at a loss
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How can I set a custom ringtone for a contact when using Google Voice?

I use Google Voice for all incoming calls. When someone calls me, their contact information (picture, phone number, name) shows up on the screen. However, the ringtone that is used is not the custom ...
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How can I sync Facebook contacts on a Droid X?

I used to have an original Droid and now I have a Droid X. My original Droid had an option on Facebook to sync with contacts, but with my Droid X and the new Facebook app I do not see that option. I ...
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Manage Contact Groups on Droid X

On the Droid X I'm able to create contact groups. However I don't seem to be able to add/delete group members. What am I missing?
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Outlook contacts ALWAYS sync with my phone?

I have a Milestone and I only want my Google contacts to appear in the contacts list, on my phone. The native (corporate)'email' app is synced with my work email (Microsoft Exchange) and calendar; ...
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FastScroll contacts with multiple languages

Some of my contacts are in one language, some are in another. I want the Contacts app to show a fast scroll index on the right for both languages. Currently, it is only like that if the display ...
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unable to restore contacts after changing ROM

I have changed the ROM on my samsung galaxy Note 2 , i have installed the cyanohgen mod. i need to restore the contacts from my old sansung kies .sbp file backup onto the new CM rom
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Send email by selecting multiple users from Contacts app

When I need to send email to multiple users in Gmail app I explicitly need to type in their addresses. Is there any way to select multiple users from my Contacts app and put them into the To/Cc/BCc ...
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Backup SIM message and contact without transfer to phone

Is it possible to backup the message (e.g. SMS) and contacts inside my SIM card to my external SD Card without transferring them into my Android phone?
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How do I have the contacts name only once a text comes?

on my samsung android 4.3 I turned off in messages settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the ...
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How do I disable faces on contacts?

On an older version contacts without images are a solid color. Now its a solid color with a blank face drawn on top of it. It's irritating. How can I disable it? I also would like to disable the ...
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Why is my Android phone always showing “contacts storage space is low”?

My Android phone is always showing "contacts storage space is low". Even if I delete all of my contacts in the phone, I still get this message, and I can't store any new contact now. What is more, my ...
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How can I make voice search know that a certain first name is always that specific contact?

I have a Nexus 5 with the Okay Google search feature. I can theoretically use it to send text messages hands-free. However, my wife has a common name, and I have several other contacts with the same ...
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Start Skype voice call from addressbook in ICS

I have ICS and Skype 4.4. Some of the contacts in my Android addressbook have a "Chat" contact of type "Skype". When I have Skype open, is there a way to start a voice call to this Skype contact ...
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MS-Exchange contacts are not synching even though mail and calendar syncs fine

For a while now my contacts quit synching on Android with an Exchange 2010 server. Calendar and Mail syncing still works, both directions. This problem is described elsewhere ( e.g. here ) and I tried ...
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Can I make S-Voice use my Exchange server contacts?

Unfortunately, S-Voice doesn't recognize any of my friend's full names. When I say "Call [First Name] [Last Name]", it recognizes "Call [First Name] [Some dictionary word that sounds similar to Last ...
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Combine SIM contacts to single contact back in phone

I have researched on the net for this and have come accross useful apps like Merge+, Duplicate contacts, etc. But they don't exhibit the feature that i am looking for.. When we copy contacts from ...
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How can I recover lost Contacts on Galaxy GT-NT7000. Contacts and Dialer App became very slow and battery runs down fast,

This is a RAM issue and lost contacts issue (contacts not saved under Google). The log of text messages with all contacts, since start, is all, still there. My Android version is 4.2.1. I have had 3.5 ...
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contacts crashes sporadically

Sometimes, when I click on the phone icon on my Galaxy S3, it freezes for a second and then says that the app Contacts has crashed. Afterwards I can reopen contacts with no problem. This happens ...