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I'm using a Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0.0 on Verizon. I'm asking about something that happened a while back when I synced this phone with my older S5. (Though if I'm not mistaken, it was there on the old one, just less of it.)

I've searched the internet for at least an hour and found nothing relevant.

When I am editing a phone contact, many of them--mostly my oldest ones--show multiple tabs labeled "PHONE." Usually, each tab has at least some of the same numbers, sometimes the same numbers, but sometimes different numbers. For example, here is a screen shot of one. There is also a "Verizon Cloud" tab that isn't visible in the screen shot, but I think I understand how that one works.

Screen shot of contacts

The second and third tabs are identical with each other but have only 2 numbers: a "Work" phone that is the same as the "Beach" phone on this tab and a "Home" number that is the same as the "Home" number on this tab, and no "Mobile" number.

My questions are (1) why is this happening, (2) what can I do about it now that it has happened, and (3) how can I prevent it from happening in the future?

Thanks for any insights.

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