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Nexus 5x (yes, still running) Oreo 8.1 Google Contacts 3.2.5.222172751

I had a friend's name misspelled in my contact list and wanted to fix it. Ordinarily (and on all my other contacts) there is a blue edit button in the bottom right of the interface that displays contact info, but for this contact it's missing.

When I open the contact from the Google search bar (Google app) it shows the words "read only" at the top.

I think I created the contact in the normal way (rather than through another app).

Yes, I could delete the contact and create a new one. That would be quite easy, but that's not the answer I'm looking for.

How do I fix the contact settings? Or if somehow not possible, what in the world? What is a "view only" contact?

  • I am guessing that this contact was created through some app (hangouts or something else) though you think it is not the case. Hence probably not editable. Go to contacts on web and check if that contact is there. If not, it confirms guess – beeshyams Dec 14 '18 at 11:35

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