I am new to Android, and I am trying to learn, (sometimes unlearn) and work around "issues". So please bear with me for my naïveté.
I have multiple accounts (multiple Google accounts, Skype, WhatsApp etc) configured on my phone. I want to sync contacts only from one Google account (let us say
firstname.lastname@example.org). I have turned off Sync for all other accounts (let us say
email@example.com) in the Accounts settings page.
I see that only contacts from
firstname.lastname@example.org getting displayed by default, but if the same contact exists in another account as well, when I see the details from the other account also when I open it.
Say I have two accounts,
I have a contact named "Test Sync" in both these accounts. I don't use
email@example.com for contacts any more but it has a older copy of Test Sync with a older number.
firstname.lastname@example.org has the latest details and this is the account I intend to use for contacts.
email@example.com has 9876543210 which is the latest number firstname.lastname@example.org has 12345678900 which is an older number.
Sync is off for contacts from
In the contacts app, in the "Contacts to Display" section, only
email@example.com is selected (
firstname.lastname@example.org is not selected)
When I see the list of contacts, Test Sync is listed, which is expected as this contact is present in
When I tap this contact to open it, I expect to see the number
12345678900 but I do not expect to see the number
But I see both:
I don't want my phone to use
email@example.com at all, in any way, for contacts. This is what I would expect when I turn off contacts Sync for an account and when I leave it unselected in the "Contacts to Display". Is this possible without removing the account altogether or deleting all contacts from the account?
(I have a HTC one)