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

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Parental mode to prevent adding new contact

Is there any parental mode (via 3rd party app or native Android feature) that will prevent kids from adding any new contacts without preventing the ability to call, receive or view the saved contacts?
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Deleted contacts from removed dual-SIM still visible in WhatsApp

Earlier I had 2 SIM cards and contacts from both contacts were visible in my WhatsApp. But after removing one of my SIM cards, the contacts from both 2 SIM contacts are still visible in WhatsApp (...
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How to import contacts from .vcf file on Samsung device running Android 14?

On my previous generic Chinese Android phone, it was very easy to export/import contacts from a .vcf file. But on my Samsung running Android 14, I can't find a command to import/export. Is there any ...
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X not showing my contacts even after enabling Sync contacts option

That's about it. The feature is found in Privacy and safety -> Discoverability and contacts from X settings. Sync contacts is on but no contacts are shown. I appreciate help.
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Linked contacts

If one of my contacts changes their number, and I am unaware, and somebody else got that number as their new number, would it link the new person to that number in my contacts automatically
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Address book: after updating a phone number, the old one keeps registered

The following happens on a Google Pixel 3a with Android 12. One of my contacts having changed its phone number, I updated it in my address book. After tapping Save the previous number keeps displayed ...
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Any way to retrieve deleted phone contacts?

My wife has a cheap Android phone (Telstra branded, Blade A5 2020-T, Android version 9). For some unknown reason, for the last few weeks many names were duplicated in her Contacts list. So today she ...
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Remove/hide contacts of one account when multiple Google accounts are added to Phone

I have added two Google accounts to my phone running Android 12. Contacts of both accounts are now being shown on the device. Is there a way I can remove/hide the contacts of one account? Note that I ...
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How to Add Google Account Without Syncing Contacts on android

I was looking to add a second account to my Android phone running Android version 12. The issue that I keep running into is that as soon as I sign in the contacts from that account are synced and my ...
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Muted all contacts somehow in the Samsung messages, I've literally tried every common sense solution

I've looked up countless forums and message boards and everyone seriously gives the common sense easy answers. There are three To the right of the contact blah blah blah. Power settings on the way ...
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How can I import a VCARD file (contact information) via a QR code into Android contacts?

I would like to generate a QR code for my contact information to put on a website or my phone to show people. They should be able to scan it and import it automatically to their phone contacts. All I ...
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How to restore Contacts from a filesystem backup?

I make filesystem backups of /data/ and am trying to restore my contacts. Contacts appear to be stored in /data/data/user_de/0/com.android.providers.contacts/, specifically its database/contacts2.db. ...
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To add a “File As” field to your Google Contacts, you can follow these steps: [duplicate]

RESOLVED: Google Contacts WILL default to a 'File As' field as the main Contact name. You just have to create the Custom field labeled File As. Follow these steps and you can change the names to ...
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Birthday in Contacts app not showing up in Google Calendar

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I have a few people with registered birthdays in the Contacts app (the default Contacts app that came with my phone). However, these birthdays are not ...
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A contact not showing in my phone but in WhatsApp

I wanted to delete a contact from my phone, but to my surprise, when I searched for their name in my phone's contacts, nothing showed up. No one with that name or number was in my contact list. Their ...
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How to view/delete read-only contacts with Google contact

I have 550 contacts. 450 have Google account, and 100 are read-only contacts. I want to clean up my phonebook. So I want to do one of these: Delete all 100 read-only accounts with no Google account ...
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Contacts synced when a Google account is added, how to remove them after removing the account?

I have a Realme phone. I added a Google email to the phone, and the contact numbers saved with that email got synced with the phone. Now I removed that email, but the contacts from that account are ...
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How can I auto-send all calls (not in my contact list) on Galaxy S20 (Verizon) to Voice Mail without ringing?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 (Verizon) phone. Contacts that I blocked create new telephone numbers online to call me constantly. I want my normal unblocked contacts to ring (family, friends, doctors, ...
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Nokia C01 Plus - is there a way to disable the "Emergency Number"

I have a Nokia C01 Plus running Android version 11 - this is Android Go. For some reason, it pocket dials the number which is shown as "Emergency Number" This is not something I stored, but ...
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Duplicating a contact in the Samsung contacts app

How can I duplicate a contact in the phone memory of a Samsung Android 11 smartphone without entering the same information again ? This is helpful for example when adding a person in the same ...
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whenever I receive a call a corresponding contact is duplicated, how to fix?

whenever I receive a call a corresponding contact is cloned, so I have tons of duplicated similarly named contacts . How to fix? ZTE Axon 7 mini
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Need to block users from accessing the "MANAGE CONTACTS" option

We want all contacts created by users on Android's phones to go to the O365 email account and therefore we need to block the ability to change the SYNC ACCOUNTS inside CONTACTS - MANAGE CONTACTS. ...
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Contact deleted from phone but still visible in WhatsApp

First i deleted chat from WhatsApp, then i deleted contact from my phone. Then i refreshed WhatsApp 2-3 times but when i type name in search bar, that contact is visible in WhatsApp without any ...
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A Strange Contacts [duplicate]

I found a strange contact with a short strange number on my android device. The contact name is "Siiii" and the number is a combination of just 10 numbers. Is this a spam? Or a hacking issue?...
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Link events (birthdays/anniversaries) from Google Contacts to Google Calendar in Android

In my contacts app, I have birthdays and anniversaries saved for most contacts. On most birthdays, I get a reminder 3 days before and then on the day of the birthday at 10 am. I have not created this ...
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Advice Setting Up an Android Phone for an Elderly User

My grandmother wants to use a smart phone but I'm struggling to set it up in a way that is intuitive for her. Although she's used older mobile phones for decades, she doesn't have any experience with ...
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How to give an app permission to see a subset of contacts

Some apps require access to my contacts list in order to function (e.g. WhatsApp). I am concerned about the privacy implications of giving permission to apps to see my entire contacts list, which may ...
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Sort contacts by Hanyu Pinyin

I have tried the Google contacts app, the Samsung contacts app, and the Asus contacts app. Only the latter will sort Chinese contacts in Hanyu Pinyin order, without requiring the entire phone to be ...
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CardDAV and Outlook for Android

Is there a way to get contact from a CardDAV server (Radicale) into Outlook on Android? I'm aware of DAVx5 and it seems to work fine on my phone. I can use this to see CalDAV calendars in Outlook but ...
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How to set contacts to show different names based on through which SIM (SIM1 or SIM2) the call is received?

I want my Android phone to show a name (for example, Daniel) when a call is received through SIM-1 and a different name (for example, Jon) for the same mobile number when a call is received through ...
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How can I make WhatsApp use the "File As" field?

In the Google Contacts app, I can enter a value in the "File As" field in a contact's details. I can search for contacts using this field (both in the Android app and on the web https://...
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Set up a contact database and sync it between iPhone and Android devices

Ideally, I like to have one centralized contact database. So if something needs updated, you only have to update it in one place and then it syncs to all the phones. Thus, is it possible to set up a ...
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Facebook Messenger changing names of sender

I have received several text messages from person A. The name and phone number were correct. Today, I received a text message from person A. Facebook Messenger has the correct phone number, but all ...
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How to delete the personal profile in the Samsung Contacts app?

Is it possible to delete the personal profile that is created in the Galaxy Contacts app? The personal profile section appears directly at the top above the contacts list, under "My profile"....
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Facebook Messenger notification sound for contact seems to not be in use

I want to set the notification sound for messages from a Facebook Messenger contact. When showing the contact profile, there is a "Notification Sounds" menu and when clicking that, I can ...
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Where are Android contacts stored? [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot Linux/Android phone. I want to get my contacts off the Android partition. Where is that file stored? I tried googling it, but it seems like everyone is trying to sell me an app that ...
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How to block a contact on WhatsApp based on local time?

I am trying to avoid getting WhatsApp calls from specific people who live on the other side of the world - when it's daytime for them, it's nighttime for me. Talking to them about it hasn't helped. ...
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Google Messages: Contact names are not displayed

Recently, I've found that Google Messages doesn't show a contact name for most of the messages. It's just a phone number displayed. When I click on Details, there is no contact information. When I go ...
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Cannot delete a WhatsApp contact

Firstly, I tried to delete the contact in WhatsApp. It lagged a bit and it didn't ask me a prompt to delete the contact. (It's only for that specific contact, the rest works fine.) Then, I went to my ...
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Given a contact in my Google Contact app, how can I see where it is stored? (which Google account? SIM card? phone internal memory? etc.)

Given a contact in my Google Contact app, how can I see where it is stored (which Google account? SIM card? phone internal memory? etc.) I use a Pixel 6 and Android 12.
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How do I delete duplicate contacts on device with Google Contacts (Android)?

I am using Google Contacts app on my Android phone. I have hundreds of contacts stored on device, which I do not want to store in my Google account. After importing some contacts, I now have many ...
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Android not showing Whatsapp and Telegram suggestions for a contact

I have tried to search this I swear. on my S20, if you clicked on a contact it would suggest/show you if a contact has whatsapp or telegram. It was a shortcut even. my S22, it doesnt show anything but ...
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Viber displays numbers instead of name of senders, how can I restore the old setting on my Viber?

My Viber shows numbers instead of names. Before, it shows sender names, now it show senders number unless I edit it. How to restore to the previous setting?
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I can neither add new contact to Google account nor sync contacts

My ASUS ZE554KL (Android 8.0) lost its ability to sync contacts. And when I add a new contact it offers to sync with: device, SIM and that's it. Below there was a list of my Google accounts, but now ...
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WhatsApp - Some contact names changed to "Number LastName"

I have installed WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same phone. While installing, I did not give contact permission for WhatsApp Business. Later I added the permission. Now, when I check WhatsApp, ...
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What what do the colors represent an Android 11

Hi I have an Android 11 Motorola phone and I was wondering what the colors represent next to the contacts and also the colors that are different using during the text
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Why I can't I add contacts on my Telegram?

I can't add more contacts to my Telegram account. They said "[Name] is not on Telegram yet, would you like to invite them to join?" but the contact is indeed already existed on Telegram. I ...
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Cannot move individual contacts among storage locations

I am on Samsung S10e, Android 12. In my older phone/OS, I used to be able to move individual contacts among the various storage locations. E.g., I could move a contact from my phone to my Google ...
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How do I make WhatsApp access contacts from a specific SIM?

I have two SIM cards, one personal and the other for business. I would like WhatsApp to use contacts in the SIM card that I use for business only rather than bringing all the contacts. Is there a way ...
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Cannot write WhatsApp message directly from address book

I used to be able to see a contact in the address book (Contacts), and have an icon to jump straight to writing a message in WhatsApp. Also, whenever I added a phone number for a contact, if that ...
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