I would like to force a fresh download of all my google contacts to my phone (and before delete all the google contacts I do have on my phone ... as the sync on my phone got confused and keeps creating thousands of duplicates which is kind of annoying and slows my phone down quite a bit ...
Is this possible? I guess, I should not delete the contacts on my phone, as might cause to delete the contacts in my google account as well.
Does anyone know where the contacts are cached on the phone? And is it possible to delete the cache in order to force a re-sync?
There are a couple of apps that seem to relate to contacts:
- com.android.providers.contacts "Kontakte-Speicher" (Contacts Storage)
- com.android.contacts "Kontakte" (Contacts)
- com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts "Google Kontakte
synchronisieren" (Google Contacts Sync)
Which of those does store the google contacts? Are the contacts stored in the data memory or in the cache?