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

My phone started responding really slow during sync and I suspect it has something to do with an ever-growing list of Google Contacts (nearly 2K). Is there a way to sync just some contacts? (by group or any other way) Alternatively, do you suggest I suspect anything other than my contacts' sync to do with slowing the device.

Device is HTC Legend Android 2.1

Thanks for the help!

  • I don't this the slowness has anything to do with the number of contacts, but with your os version. My phone has the same hardware as yours and when I was on 2.1 syncing made the phone unusable. This was gone after updating to 2.2 And I only had ~200 contacts back than.
    – R R
    Jun 23 '12 at 9:36

I had the same problem often before. I never found a way.

It is possible to only SHOW a part of your contacts, but inevitably they will all get synced.

This is especially frustrating since Google automatically creates a new contact for every person on Google+ you follow and it doesn't delete it when you unfollow that person. So I got stuck with ~7k unused contacts. I have a ROMed HTC Desire and the Contacts app was taking too much memory, so I had to delete all these unused contacts myself.

But as far as I know, this option is not available, you could suggest it as a feature to Google like I did. If you ever find out how to do it, update this question please :)

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    I was in the same situation regarding G+ contacts. When I upgraded to ICS they're gone, except they still showed up on the website.
    – R R
    Jun 23 '12 at 9:33
  • You are sure they are gone? I don't see them in my Contacts either because only My Contacts are shown, but they are synced for purposes like the Gmail app auto-completion of e-mail addresses. I didn't see them but had like 40-50MB in contacts... Jun 23 '12 at 9:40
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    You can switch off circle -> contacts push in g+
    – ce4
    Jun 23 '12 at 9:48
  • No I'm not :( No matter what I did in settings. They didn't show up (not even after enabling to show other contacts) so I checked the database, and sure enough there they are. Looks like I'm gonna have to clean them up. How did you remove them? Exported the actual contacts and deleted all?
    – R R
    Jun 23 '12 at 9:50
  • @ce4 these are the contacts that are already removed.
    – R R
    Jun 23 '12 at 9:51

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