Questions tagged [contacts]

Built-in app for managing Contacts (names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail). Some manufacturers offer their own customized version.

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After disallowed permissions and deleted apps, Why it still have an access to my contacts? [closed]

I downloaded an app that requires phone and contacts permissions. After I downloaded, I disallowed all the permissions and deleted the app but still they can access all my contacts and contacted them ...
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All contacts lost on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, how to find a reason? “Deleted on Sprd - ums512_1h10_Natv”

I’m an iPhone user myself, so I am not well familiar with how Google and simultaneous Xiaomi backup management. My father who has Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro told me all his contacts are missing. I’ve ...
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Contacts on Google Duo but not in contacts app

Many contacts there in Google Duo, but I can't find them in the contact app. I've tried sync, but nothing appears, still on Duo only. I've checked Google Contacts on the web, but with the same result, ...
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Where's the per contact ringtone setting in the latest version?

After a recent update to the OS, I've noticed that there doesn't seem to be a way to set or edit the individual ringtones for my contacts anymore. Does anyone know where those settings went or how you ...
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How to work with contacts in device only

I wanted to test custom VCF file. So I imported it in my phone to Device account, where was 0 contacts before (all of my contact comes from other accounts). But When I selected show contact from ...
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Move contacts between 2 accounts

On my Samsung Phone with Andorid 11 and OneUI Core 3.1 I have 2 google accounts. Lets call them ACC1 (private) and ACC2 (corporate). By default when I add new contacts, phone add them to google ACC2. ...
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“File as” not working for Contacts

Many contact management tools (such as Google Contacts or Microsoft People) have a field called "File As", which allows to save a contact using a nickname, while keeping the first and last ...
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How can I set a ringtone for a group of contacts with a certain label?

I want to set the ringtone for each contact with a particular label on my Pixel 2 (Android 11). Labels are a thing that contacts can have in the default android contacts app (from Google). There seems ...
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What is the 'Relationship' field for in Android Contacts?

In Android Contacts, you can add a field called relationships. What is it used for and does anyone even bother putting it in?
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Is it expected to have your contacts flooded with emails when synced to google account?

I have only one google account which I use for email and syncing my phone contacts. I do send a lot of mails. I noticed that if I open my contacts every email address I've sent to appears as a contact ...
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Phone app is showing contacts of a removed account (Contacts is showing the correct list)

On a Pixel 4A (Android 11), my (stock) Phone app is showing the contacts of a Google account which was setup on my phone (my girlfriend needed to check her email and forgot her phone at home) but has ...
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contacts app makes calls with a voip app instead of normal phone app

I installed a voip app, Talkatone, and now Contacts always use Talkatone instead of making normal phone call. Any workaround? Sometimes I would like to place normal call, because Talkatone is not ...
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How can I remove contacts from a phone without removing them from my Google account?

I have a 2nd phone (LG Stylo 6) that I will only use for some specific things & do not want all my contacts on it. I hadn't realized sync was on when I entered my email. I shut sync off but when ...
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Cant see a phone contact in my Telegram contacts

I have contacts in my phonebook who I am 100% sure have telegram accounts. I synced my telegram with my contacts but I still cant see them as contacts in telegram. And when I try to manually add them ...
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How do I archive old phone numbers?

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 ...
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Avatar on hangouts flashes a circle with a letter

When I log into my hangouts to message my boyfriend, sometimes the picture flashes a green circle with a letter and then loads the picture again. It doesn't happen all the time, just occasionally. ...
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How to export contacts from the command line in standard format?

If a phone gets itself into a bad state and starts rebooting for no good reason, is there a way to export the contacts info so that after the phone is restored, the contacts can be reinstated? I don't ...
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Viber doesn't acknowledge my Contacts on Android tablet

I changed Android tablets and used backup to Google acct. On my new device my Contacts show up, but when I installed Viber it doesn't use them and the list is empty. I found advise how to sync Viber ...
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How can I search Google Contact names?

My Android phone came with an app called "Contacts" which lists all my Google Contacts. I find its search feature to be almost useless because when I search, it shows every contact with a ...
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How to undo imported google account vcf file contacts

I recently received a vcf file in my android phone tecno k9 and i accidentally opened it and over 10,000 contacts were imported unawares,how can i undo this as my phone is sluggish when i am using ...
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Find WhatsApp photo's sender in Gallery

I lost my mobile so I lost all numbers. I really need to find my best friend's number. I have a photo on my hard disk which he had sent me through WhatsApp before. Can I find his number through its ...
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Can an Android phone pull contact data from somewhere other than Google Contacts?

Is it possible for an Android phone to source contacts data from somewhere other than Google Contacts? If so, does it only do this by syncing, or can it actually connect to some other contact service ...
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Samsung S10 phone: How to move a contact from first to second SIM card?

For a Samsung S10 Android phone that has dual SIM cards, how can I move a contact saved on SIM card 1 to SIM card 2? Clicking on the contact itself using Samsung's address book gives no indication of ...
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Importing group associations _only_

(Following question to this one) Suppose I have an .xls or .csv file with associations of contact names to groups (or firstname, middlename, lastname to group). I want to import these associations - ...
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Notes and Contacts Recovery (Huawei P6 Android 4.4)

I have a Huawei Ascend P6 with 4.4 Android sutcking on the start up logo. I have many important notes (saved by default notepad app) and some unsynched contacts in there. so I have access to the ...
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Super old email contacts suddenly appears in my phone contacts

When I woke up this morning I suddenly had 6 new contacts added to my contact book on my phone. All of them were emails, some of them I recognize from WAY back but I sure haven't had contact with them ...
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Do I lose contacts in my yahoo account if I want to access my contacts in a new gmail account

Do I lose contacts in my yahoo account if I want to access my contacts in a new Gmail account? I want to have the auto-fill on my new Gmail and zoom but I do not want to lose my contacts in my yahoo ...
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How to create QR contact code from vCard

Just came across a website with a QR code that when I pointed the mobile phone camera towards it (I am using a mobile phone with Android 10), it opened a window with Name, Phone, Email, Website, Title ...
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Contacts doesn't show up under account sync

I can't get my contacts to sync. In the contacts app (both google and default phone app) it shows "1 account" (won't tell me what, presumably the 'on device' since it still shows that if I ...
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Why can't I synchronize Outlook contacts in my Android 10 phone?

I launch Contacts app on my Android 10 phone. In there, I see contacts in my Google account I have originally used to log into the phone. I have my emails and contacts with Microsoft and want to add ...
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Restore contacts from VCF to SIM Card

I've been trying to restore contacts from a vCard backup I have (VCF file) to the SIM card. So far I managed to do it, but only through an app called "Simple contacts - Easy contact manager" ...
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Can't delete contacts from SIM card

So in an attempt to undo all the [wrong word here] apps do in mixing contacts somehow, I ended up deleting all contacts from the entire phone including the SIM card, to then try to put them back ...
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How do you turn off annoying Auto Sync requests?

Since a few updates ago on my Samsung Galaxy S10, every now and again I keep getting the following message when going to my phone contacts list, asking me if I want to turn on Auto sync. I don't know ...
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Why can't I link contacts? (Moto G Stylus)

I just started to use a Moto G Stylus. I copied my contacts over, and several contacts are linked (like Gmail, Signal, WhatsApp, Exchange, etc.). This is how I had it on my previous phone and is as it ...
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How can I export contact groups?

When I export my Android phone's contacts via a VCF file, it seems the contact groups are not indicated in the VCF (and are thus lost if I only import that file). I see a lot of apps for exporting and ...
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What can i do to get my cloned WhatsApp to show messages with names from my contacts (address book) in a Huawei 40P lite smart phone?

I transferred my phone contacts from my old Samsung phone into a new Huawei 40P lite. The phone doesnt come with pre-installed WhatsApp. I then cloned WhatsApp from the old Samsung phone. The address ...
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Is there a way to tie a phone contact to a Google Place?

Google Places have all the info, such as photo/logo, phone number, address, hours, etc. Instead of typing this in manually, is there a way to just link the relevant Google Place to a contact?
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On Whatsapp can I know if I am in someone's contact list based on the “security code” messages?

Can I know if someone has me in their contacts based on the security code messages that are sent when there is a change or is that based on whether I have them in my contacts? I want to know if ...
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Dialer that shows nickname instead of Firstname Lastname

I am desperately looking for a way that would show Mom instead of Jane Doe when I receive a call. Right now, Google Contacts app allows to search by word mom but it's not shown in Dialer/SMS/WhatsApp ...
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How do I copy contacts from my SIM card to a Moto G8 Power?

Well there's not really more to say about my question apart from: Yes, I've looked for this feature on the Internet and on my phone.
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Contact that cant be made a favourite

In my contacts on my Samsung phone I have a contact that I cant "star", other contacts have that star you can click on to make them a favourite but this one contact that just isn't there. I'...
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How to silence notifications on a single account or from a single contact

This week I'm on call for work and need to keep my phone sounds on, in case something from work comes in. These usually come in the form of SMS. Unfortunately, throughout the night my mother sends a ...
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Deleted Contacts on WhatsApp but Chat not deleted

Someone deleted me on their contacts because I can't see their profile photo anymore. I just want to know if ever our chat box is not deleted on his/her WhatsApp app, Will he/she see changes on my ...
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How to make a contact an SMS receiver for Android's Share menu (specifically not using Direct Share)?

Using Android's Direct Share, users can share content directly with contacts via SMS. Direct Share has its limitations and troublesome quirks, but it more or less works okay when an SMS app happens ...
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What does “REMOVE ACCOUNT” in “Users & accounts” do when it comes to fixing the FAQ WhatsApp problem “Seeing numbers instead of contacts’ names”?

On Sunday, 13th September 2020, the battery of my Motorola Moto G5 broke down and I ordered a new one. Yesterday, on Friday, 18th September 2020, it finally arrived and everything worked just fine. ...
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How to unlink all the linked contacts in bulk?

I know how to unlink a single contact. But is there a way to unlink all the linked contacts in bulk, either programmatic or manual. Thank you.
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Telegram does not recognise account after being offline for almost a week due to battery failure

On Sunday, 13th September 2020, the battery of my Motorola Moto G5 broke down and I ordered a new one. Today, on Friday, 18th September 2020, it finally arrived and it works just fine. Several errors, ...
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Contact is showing weird name but shows propperly in Contacts

I noticed on whatsApp that my Moto Z4 Play is showing only for this contact a really strange name that doesn't match at all with the contact name, I go to the Contacts App and try to edit it, but it ...
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Android s1O plus, contacts unsearchable

I have owned several Androids now. Searching contacts has never functioned properly. In my current s10 plus it only shows results of people you've had recent calls with if you've never called the ...
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How to remove phone numbers from a contact when they are not visible in edit mode?

I have a French contact (phone number +33 ...) who went to Japan and got a mobile number there (+81 ...). We discussed via Whats App and Signal and now he is back in France. I would like to remove his ...

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