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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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App or feature to easily maintain SMS list, sending individual messages to each number

I am a leader in a group and would like to communicate important information to the group. I've found that most people do not read their email despite important information coming through the email ...
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Any way to “play” a contact's number as DTMF via speaker?

I bought a lovely old phone from the 70's that only "talks" the pulse dial mode: I connected it to my router and it can succesfully receive calls. When I try to dial out it does not work because the ...
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Sync Contacts: Sync Error Problem with my MS Hotmail Account

I just switched to a Galaxy Note8 phone and my phone is getting a Sync Error when I try to sync my Hotmail account under Contacts...Manage Accounts>>Sync Contacts settings. How do I correct this error?...
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How do you add a photo to a contact on the Huawei P Smart?

I can't seem to work out if it's possible or not.
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How can I change the default phone number for a contact?

I have seen this and this, but on my phone, a MotoG3 with Marshmallow 6.01 and what seems to be the built-in Contacts app (same version as the OS), long-tapping the number only gives Cut/Copy/Paste ...
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Add contact via adb shell

I try to add a contact using the adb shell: content insert --uri content://com.android.contacts/raw_contacts --bind deleted:i:0 --bind data1:s:'Bla Fffff' --bind data2:s:'Bla' --bind data3:s:'Fffff' ...
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Just sync GMail-contacts with a certain label

Is it possible, maybe with some app, to only sync contacts from GMail to my phone if they have a certain label? E.g., I labelled all contacts from my previous job "Job1" while all contacts from my ...
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Google Drive backup not showing

I switched phones a while back but just noticed that even if im logged in with the same google account, I am not able to access my previous phone's backup. These are the backups in my GDrive: I need ...
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Importing the Telegram contacts into the phone book - Android

I have a fairly serious problem. I lost all the numbers in the phone book, breaking the SIM card, but luckily I saw that most of them are stored on telegram. I tried with telegram desktop to export ...
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How can I delete these older contacts backups from Google?

I can't seem to find out online anywhere that is specific to this issue.
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How to restore contacts not restored after adding a Google account?

I have an Android phone that was not connected to any internet source. It had a lot of contacts. Once I logged out of the Google account all the contacts went missing. When I logged back into the ...
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synch the contacts on my Android with the current contacts on Google Contacts

I have recently changed number, but kept the same device (Sony Xperia XA1). With the previous number, I saved my contacts in Google Contacts. Before I changed the sim on my device, I erased some ...
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Gmail Contacts on Android refusing to sync 1 specific contact. What could be the reasons?

In my android device, I have set my contacts to be sync to my gmail account. I just add contacts under my email address instead of the phone and just assumed that everything will be synced. But now I ...
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Show (custom) label in results when searching contacts

I have assigned some custom labels to some of my contacts. Now when searching for this label I see the contacts that have that label. Is there a way that the label also is being displayed in the ...
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Microsoft Launcher for Android - How to show my contacts in “People”

Until now I used Windows phones. Now I have an Android phone and I like to continue MS applications as much as possible - at least in the beginning. I installed Outlook with my user@live.com ...
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How to prevent vibration of calls from one contact?

I have a contact who calls me regularly on Wednesday evenings. I already set her ring tone to "nothing", but cannot find any method to prevent the vibration. Using regularly silent-mode, but I ...
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Can you allow certain contacts to bypass the silent mode on Huawei P20 pro?

is there a way you can allow certain contacts to bypass the silent mode on a Huawei P20 pro? I like my phone on silent through the night but need to have a certain contact to be able to ring (elderly ...
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If I have a phone contact and I sync my contacts to my google account then will the contact see my email address in his contacts?

If he has a google account too and I sync my contacts to my google account with his phone number then will google notice that we are in phone contact and therefore show my email contact to him in his ...
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WhatsApp: How to isolate contacts and photos - Privacy concerns

Whatsapp is ubiquitous and is commonly used despite the long scary list of permissions it seeks ( see Help understanding Whatsapp's permissions ) Privacy and security conscious people would like ...
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Getting rid of google contacts

I have Google Contacts installed. I have a separate contact app that has access to phone and data, not contacts. With this app, I can add contacts, export to vcf and import from vcf - I believe as ...
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Add to contacts from recent numbers in Galaxy S9

When I am listing the recently called numbers, how do I add such a number to the contact list?
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Save contacts to phone or Samsung Cloud?

I am unsure which is the better option. Phone because that's what it's made for. Cloud because if I want to move phones, they come too. Where should I compartmentalize my contacts?
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Export Contacts to Google contacts

I suddenly understand that the Contacts I registered the last months didn't be included in Google contact but in MI contacts. I use a MI MAX 2 PHONE with Android 7.1 version of Android. How can I ...
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Cannot save contacts to SIM card

I want to save contacts on SIM card but my Android phone says SIM card is full while there is no contacts on it. This image is taken from screen shoot:
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Import 300 vCard files into LG v35 thinq

Is there an easy way to import 250+ vCard (vcf) files into my LGv35 thinq phone running Android 8.0.0, Kernel version 4.9.65 and Security patch level July 1, 2018? Firstly, the contacts app on my ...
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How to prevent merging phone's contacts and Gmail contacts on Pixel 2?

I've been using Android for 7+ years and now got a Google phone. There are several things I like but one thing which annoys me a lot is that all of my phone's contacts are now merged with Gmail ...
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How to recover deleted contacts and/or call history

It is really really very important to find a contact that was deleted from my phone. The only way I can do it (if it is possible) is to recover my contacts or my call history. There is no back up at ...
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Contact list get saved automatically on other phone

Currently I am using Lenovo K6, and whenever I save any contact in my phone it get automatically saved in my fathers phone. And when I delete it from his phone it get deleted from mine also. Can you ...
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Merge/Copy linked contacts

I hope this is the right place to ask my question. On my android phone I have my contacts synchronized with NextCloud (CardDAV). Now, many contacts are linked/connected with other (same) contacts ...
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How to hide all contact numbers and allow dialing only using contact name?

I intend to buy a new android phone and give it to our security guard so he can make calls to everyone in the company from the office gate. I do not want him to have access to the actual phone numbers ...
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How do I import my contacts from broken Galaxy S7 to new S7?

My Galaxy S7 got water under the cracked screen and now the screen is completely blank but the phone still works. My contacts are not backed up on Google or SD or SIM card. All PC programs that can ...
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What does it mean if someone's icon in gmail chat is orange?

What is the difference between orange, gray, and green contact icons? I am NOT talking about the small green dot that lets you know when someone is online. I'm talking about the color of the icon ...
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Delivery List (DL) or Mailing List for Texts

I have a group of friends who like board games, and want me to text them any time we have a board game pick up night come up. But as friends move away or new friends are made I want to update this ...
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Gmail contacts not importing all contact from VCF file?

I have 1893 contacts in my Xiaomi redmi Note(Android) phone . I exported them to vcf file. Now I am trying to import that vcf file in to gmail account, it says imported 493 contacts out of 1893 ...
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How do I have one Google Account not show any contacts without deleting it?

I have 2 Google Accounts. An old one that has a bunch of contacts (Call it a family one if you will) and one for myself. The family one has all my Google Play store apps, and the personal one is ...
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Possible to create offline (local/non-synced) contacts in Android Oreo 8.1?

In Android Oreo 8.1 (on a Motorola device), is it possible to create offline (aka "local" or "non-synced") contacts? This was fairly easy on previous Android versions, but I'm not seeing a way to do ...
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Retrieve data from Galaxy A3 with broken screen and touch

there is any possibility to restore data from my phone (Samsung Galaxy A3)? It has a broken screen and touch. I didn't enable a debuging mode on phone before. So programs like dr.fone or kies cant get ...
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Dialer apps stop working after a few days in LineageOS (Temporary solution for the standard dialer app is to clear data associated with it)

Software I have LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.2) on Samsung Galaxy S5 Docomo (kltedcm) (from December 2017). To my knowledge, this is the newest and only available version for this device; it is an ...
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Contacts duplicated

I've a strange problem. My phone create me some contacts in a strange way... I've 250 contacts, my phone duplicate 200 of them 2 or 3 times every time the same and also if I delete the duplicated ...
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Remove Gmail contacts from SMS contacts Samsung Galaxy S9?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 and when I try to send a SMS message to someone I have to search through all my Gmail contacts that for some reason appear on the app along with my phone contacts. I don't ...
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Essential android contacts

could you please tell me if I star a contact (that has a duplicate contact unfortunately) can I delete the duplicate and keep the started one intact?
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How dig out contacts from Andorid [duplicate]

display is broken on my HTC 610 and touch functions not working. Mobile is working I can switch on and I can see lock screen but cannot be controlled (no menu, no tap). I would like to get my contacts ...
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Contacts keep crashing. What are my options?

Using unrooted vanilla Android 8.1. The default Contacts app always crashes on start. I have made sure to update to the latest version: 2.8.4.201036949 I have rebooted the device and installed all ...
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Sharing contact groups

Is there any way to share the contact groups made using the Samsung Contact app to another Samsung phone? The phones in question are a bit old - S5 and Note 4. Is there a third party app that can do ...
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Google Contacts displays same number twice after merging, with prefix +91 and 0

I recently changed my device from a Samsung Galaxy A5 to a OnePlus 6. While moving the contacts, I initially exported all my contacts on the previous phone to Google Contacts, and then added my Google ...
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Block phone calls which are not saved on mobile

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6. I want to block all calls which are not saved in my contact list: the phone should not ring, but the blocked call should be recorded in the call history so I can call back ...
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root and sub Contact folders in Outlook not visible in Android (Moto G5 Plus)

I've discovered a problem with syncing Contact folders on the Moto G5 Plus running Android 7.0: Basically, You have no option to see or choose alternative contact folders located at the root of the ...
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import about 300 thousand numbers in android

i have generated a list of about 300 thousands of numbers with REGEX to a txt file, i know all of them are VALID (pattern i mean) and most of them (like 80%) are REAL numbers (from somebody) and now i ...
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Gmail Contact Remove From other Mobile

I once had to log in my Google account on my friend's phone and I delete my account on his phone. Is there any way for me to remotely delete my Contacts on my friend's devices?
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How to remove duplicate phone numbers within one Android contact

Under many of the contacts on my phone I have pages full of the same phone number and/or email address. Is there an automated method to remove them? Please note, I'm not talking about duplicate ...