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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

31
votes
10answers
58k views

How to move phone contacts to Google?

When I create a contact on my Android phone, I can choose to store it to the SIM, the phone or to Google. If I choose phone, is there an easy way that I can move or copy that contact to Google (so it ...
29
votes
4answers
9k views

Use existing contact for “Me” in Ice Cream Sandwich

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 ...
21
votes
14answers
40k views

How to edit the “ME” contact?

On my Galaxy Nexus running (stock, non-rooted) ICS, there is a contact entry for "ME". This is different from the contact entry farther down the list with my actual name on it. And the contact for ...
18
votes
3answers
5k views

Contacts with and without international extensions

I'm in the UK. My Nexus S received its update to 4.0.4 yesterday, and I now have the following problem. If I have a contact with (say) the number 07123456789 and I receive a text from this contact, ...
18
votes
3answers
7k views

How do I sync only “My Contacts” from Google on Samsung Galaxy S?

Is there any way that I can limit my Galaxy S to only download & sync contacts from the google account that are in "My Contacts"? Right now, it downloads everything, in particular, contacts in the ...
17
votes
7answers
6k views

Add contact without using “Google account”?

When I got my phone, I imported my old contacts by writing a small program that uses the contacts API. That worked great, and all my contacts were stored locally on the phone (sync with Google is ...
16
votes
5answers
3k views

Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol?

I've been toying with the idea of getting away from syncing my contacts and calendar with Google. I'd like more control over my data. I've heard that Funambol might be a good solution to this and I'm ...
15
votes
6answers
96k views

How can I manage contacts on my SIM card with an Android phone?

How can I add and manage contacts on a SIM card with an Android phone (HTC Magic)? I'm aware of 1 application which is capable of doing this but it cost 4€ for SIMPLY managing SIM contacts o_O
14
votes
4answers
6k views

How can I set a default contact for a phone number?

In my contact list I have a number of contacts that share the same home phone, because they are family members. For instance: my mother my father my brother the family's house I keep the home ...
13
votes
5answers
698 views

How can I send a contact from one Android to another?

While I can chose Share by a contact on my Droid's contact list, the Droid on the other end seems unable to open, or really do anything with, the resulting attachment if I receive it via Gmail or the ...
13
votes
1answer
706 views

Can I make home screen contact icons update their picture?

I was just wondering if anyone knows how to make contact icons on the home screen update their picture when the contact's picture is changed, without needing to delete the shortcut and recreate it. ...
13
votes
4answers
7k views

Is it possible to display nicknames in the contact list?

Is it possible to use nicknames, instead of first+last names, as the contact's display name in the contact list and/or the incoming/outgoing call view? Device is Samsung Galaxy S 2. Edit: to be ...
12
votes
8answers
99k views

How do I transfer numbers/contacts from Windows Mobile to Android?

I finally activated my Android phone and would like to import numbers / contacts to the new phone. I forgot to ask the store rep and figured since both of them can be hooked up to a computer I can ...
12
votes
6answers
5k views

Changing contact to canonical form (adding + country_code)

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2. Is there any automated way or app to change all my contacts with appropriate country code into canonical form. I just found that lot of my contact are there without the ...
12
votes
1answer
205 views

Default contact for a number

Is there a way to set a default contact for a specific number, which happens to be bound to multiple contacts? I.e. for some reason Alpha and Bravo share a telephone number. Currently if I try to ...
11
votes
6answers
16k views

“Show only contacts with phone number” - Filter missing in Android 4

The stock contacts app of Android 2.3. (and older versions) had a filter that displays only contacts with a phone number, accessible under Menu -> Display Options -> Only contacts with phones. ...
11
votes
2answers
36k views

How can I get Facebook and Google contacts to sync in 4.2?

In the People app (i.e. Google Contacts), the "Accounts" area has an option for adding Facebook contacts, which I've checked. In Settings->Accounts->Facebook, I've checked "Sync Contacts," yet ...
11
votes
2answers
704 views

How can I search for a contact by its phone number?

Is it possible to search for a contact by phone number in Froyo ? How ?
11
votes
3answers
3k views

Is there any contact information on the SD card?

I found an sd card that was definitely in someone's android phone. Is there any file within the card that would have it's owner's info, so that I might contact them somehow and return what they've ...
11
votes
1answer
2k views

Sync only Gmail “My Contacts” group on android 2.3

I have more then 2k contacts on other contacts, but i only want to sync the "my contacts". Any hints?
11
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I store contacts on my SD card? How?

I have 400mb of internal storage on my HTC, 100 of which is consumed by my (extensive) contacts. I am constantly low on storage--is there any way to store my contacts on my SD card? I looked in the ...
10
votes
11answers
18k views

How do I send a contact via SMS?

I would like to send two contacts (name+phone nr) to one of my contacts. This is a simple menu-option on my old Sony Ericsson. How can I do this on Android? I'm not in the same building as the ...
10
votes
4answers
1k views

How do I transfer iPhone contacts to an Android phone?

I know someone who just got an Atrix 4G and previously had an iPhone 3GS. I was asked how he could move his contacts from the iPhone/iTunes onto the Android device. I have never owned an iPhone and ...
10
votes
2answers
6k views

Google Now and pronouncing/recognising contact names

One of my contacts has an unusual name which Google Now has never been able to understand. How can I get around this (apart from asking the person to change their name)? I'm using "send sms to ...
10
votes
2answers
11k views

In a Google account (sync), what is the difference between Contacts and People details?

For a Google account, you are allowed to sync Contacts and People details. What is the difference between these two?
10
votes
6answers
44k views

How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact?

If it matters any I have an HTC Desire Z with the original Sense install. We have this monitoring service at work that keeps an eye on the various servers and starts frantically SMS'ing me whenever ...
10
votes
4answers
16k views

WhatsApp contact's icon not showing

I have WhatsApp installed on my HTC Sensation running Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). I also have other social contact related apps such as Google Voice, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. For my Google ...
9
votes
4answers
3k views

Proper PC Suite for android?

I was expecting Android Phones to have some powerful PC Suite, but apparently not. I'm looking for application that can: manage my phone files (audio/photo), calendar (ms outlook independent) ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Where do these strange contacts come from?

I recently noticed that in my phone contact list (which is synchronized to the Gmail contacts) there are many contacts that I don't remember adding and that I don't even know. Has anyone else ...
9
votes
5answers
16k views

How can I sort contacts by date added?

Is there a way to sort contacts by date added, or at least see contacts that have been recently added? I'm running android os 2.2.
9
votes
2answers
70k views

Where is the data for “Contacts Storage” located?

Settings -> Applications -> All tells me that "Contacts Storage" uses 2.5MB which must be my contact data. Since I had to revert to 4.03 after a faulty update to 4.1 my contacts seem inaccessible ...
9
votes
5answers
101k views

How to transfer BlackBerry 9700 contacts to Android phone?

I have a BlackBerry 9700 BOLD and a Samsung Galaxy SIII and I need to transfer as much of my contact info from the BB to the Galaxy SIII. I already know that if I save numbers on my SIM card they will ...
9
votes
1answer
4k views

Is it possible to merge contacts from different sources and upload them to GMail?

I'd like to merge contacts from different sources -- i.e., imported contacts from phone, from sim card, and from my gmail account -- and upload the ultimate contact on my gmail account. For instance, ...
9
votes
2answers
4k views

Can I create a contact in a particular contact group on Android 2.2?

Is there a way to add a new contact into a particular contact group which I have in my Google contacts? Similarly, is there any way to move contacts from one group to another? It seems as of now, I ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Limit sync'ed address book entries to bluetooth car-kit

Is there an app (because I don't see it as a feature) to limit the address book entries to a particular category when accessing via bluetooth? My car will only take 1000 phone numbers, but my address ...
9
votes
6answers
398 views

Can't write an SMS for some of my contacts

I'm using an LGP500 Android Phone (Android 2.2). In the default SMS application, when I select a discussion, I see the previous SMS (both sent and received), and there's a text area at the bottom of ...
8
votes
3answers
883 views

How can I add a photo to a contact?

It seems like this should be possible - how can I add a profile photo to a contact that I manually created? At the moment they're all boring silhouettes. In my Contacts, the only ones with photos are ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

How do I transfer my phone numbers to an Android phone?

I just bought a new Android Phone (HTC Hero), but I need to import my Outlook contacts with all their phone numbers. Any directions as to how to do this?
8
votes
2answers
3k views

Good idea to transfer all phone numbers from SIM card to google contacts?

I am new to the whole smartphone thing. Currently all of my telephone contacts are on my SIM card. I suspect it makes sense to move all my phone numbers from the SIM card to my Google contacts (i.e. ...
8
votes
1answer
484 views

Can I use the Google Market without syncing other Google data?

I have HTC Wildfire phone. I want to access Google Market, but I don't want to import any data from my Google Account. I don't want contacts or any other data from my Google Account on my phone. Is ...
8
votes
2answers
796 views

Trying to solve Problem: Huge Contacts Database

On a HTC Sensation running ICS 4.0.3, something caused my contacts database to rapidly grow. The DB is now 580 megabytes and growing (sometimes over a megabyte per hour) despite the fact that I: ...
8
votes
2answers
226 views

How to synchronize birthdates from contacts with google calendar on HTC Hero?

I'm aware of the fact that the standard contacts/calendar app does not support birthdates synchronization (Android issue 1211). But may be there is some third-party software which can make those ...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

With Google Now, can I ask for directions to one of my contacts?

I understand I can send an SMS or email to a contact, but I can't figure out how to ask for directions to the contact. Is there a voice command for Google Now that will pull up directions to a ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Reducing the memory usage of Contacts Storage

I have an HTC Desire running 2.2 and have noticed a lot of low memory warnings lately. I think this is due to my Contacts Storage taking up 33+ mb of space. How can I reduce or limit the amount of ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

Android phone<->Google contacts - usage model and best practices?

I am finally forced to admit that I'm completely flummoxed by the communication between my android phone and my google account's contact list. I have tried various usage models and experienced ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

Separate ringtone for calls from numbers not in the contact list?

Good old Siemens phones had a feature that allowed you to set a single ringtone for all calls coming from your contacts, and a single ringtone for all calls coming from numbers not in your contact ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I hide contacts in HTC Sense?

How do I hide contacts that I sync from Google Contacts in the Sense? I removed them from My Contacts and filed them under an "Archived" group. I want to keep them, but not show up. I can go to the ...
8
votes
1answer
424 views

Number recognition of company number ranges

I would like it, if it was possible to program a number range of a company in my phone as a pseudo-contact. For example, I know my company has a thousand telephone numbers in a block. I have a number ...
8
votes
1answer
938 views

How do I change the default phone number?

The phone is a Galaxy S 2.2. I set up the phone for my wife using my SIM card. Now she is using the phone with her own SIM card, but the phone still displays my phone number in the system settings ...
8
votes
1answer
968 views

Is it somehow possible to change MANUALLY the format of a telephone number?

In this question Is it somehow possible to change the format of a telephone number being displayed ? @Edelcom asked to change the format of telephone numbers, but he could get his wanted format just ...