I have contacts from years ago (college friends, old colleagues, etc.) that I don't want to delete, but I also don't want to accidentally butt-dial at 3 am. How do I archive those old numbers for future use, but hide them from my phone app?
I've been told that I can put them all in a different gmail account, or under a different label, and then hide those from display in my contacts app, but that only works for when I'm using my contacts app. All those old phone numbers are still listed in my text and phone apps.
I've tried 4 different phone apps (Google Voice, Google Phone, Android Phone, and Should I Answer) and none of them appear to allow me to hide contacts or only view contacts from specific gmail accounts. Same issue with text apps (WhatsApp, Android Messages, Google Message, MySMS, etc.).
It really should not be this difficult to tell Android "I just want to see a list of numbers I created, not every single phone number I have ever saved in my entire life."