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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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Query Contacts table programatically using UiAutomator executeShellCommand [on hold]

I'm trying to automate some actions involving the contacts table, using UiAutomator. But I'm having this weird problem related to shell escape characters. I know that I can do this from the command ...
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Prevent Contacts from forcing me to save to a logged in gmail account?

If I have a logged in gmail account (say, for example, in the play store), the phone absolutely forces me to save contacts, calendar appointments, etc. to the gmail account. For example, if I add a ...
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Phone app Frequent Contacts sorting changed

The phone app (icon: blue phone handle) has 3 tabs: "star" - starred contacts and frequently contacted "clock" - list of calls with timestamps "contacts" - all contacts alphabetically Recently the ...
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Frequent contacts disappeared

I have a Moto G5 with Android 7.0 and Phone 3.00.00. It used to be the case that when I called one of my contacts, they would appear in the "Speed dial" tab of the phone app, just after my favorite ...
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Managing Contacts without linking any accounts

A friend gave me her Samsung Galaxy S7 when she upgraded her phone. We ported my number onto her account, and now I (a long-time flip-phone user) am trying to figure out this new device. Important ...
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how to keep email and phone contacts seperate on a google pixel?

as above really. I've got a google pixel and ive got a gmail buisness email. I'm creating a mailing list and want to keep my email contacts and phone contacts seperete. I cant find any setting to stop ...
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Unblocking Caller ID transmission per address book contact - CLIR

this question is about CLIR (calling line identification restriction). on a mobile device you can "globally" enable or disable CLIR. per default i want to block my caller ID transmission. but for ...
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HTC U11 Gmail autofill not working,no new email notifications

Have checked all settings,everything is on.I have deleted and reinstalled the account,installed all updates ,restarted phone with no results.I also installed the google contacts app, no change. Any ...
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Possible hacking of my OnePlus6. Contacts disappearing under 'Speed dial'

The speed dial section in my One Plus 6, until now had a list of contacts who I used to call recently and/or contacts who I used to call on a frequent basis, never used to be a speed dial contact that ...
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Using Termux to Backups Android's Contact List

In Termux's website's main page, they write (among other stuff): "use rsync to store backups of your contact list on a remote server" This makes me wonder: Android's Contact List is stored in an ...
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How do I update a contact name on my Galaxy S9?

When I Edit, then Save, the name of a contact in the Contacts app (Version 10) on my Galaxy S9 phone it does not change the name in the Contacts app. That is to say the original name appears after I ...
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How to sync facebook contacts with ASUS ZenFone 5Z (Android 9)?

ASUS ZenFone 5Z Android 9 and latest ZenUI This question has been asked before, but none of the answers address what I'm seeing on my device. I've added the Facebook App, and I've added my Facebook ...
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How do you enable auto-complete in the contact bar when composing a message?

Pretty much the title, I'm brand new to android and this is the one thing that has been annoying me! As it is now, I have to type the entire contact name and then begin composing before my phone ...
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How to enter second phone for contact? [closed]

Just got Oreo and I can only enter 1 phone number in contacts, how can I get it to record mobile and office?
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Save contacts to phone not Google account

On my new ASUS ZenFone I could not figure out how to save contacts just to my phone. The default app should be Google Contacts and despite some suggestions even here it does not seem possible. There ...
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How to get rid of duplicates in my telephone agenda?

After installing Skype a week ago, my telephone agenda duplicated a lot of contacts, for many of them I have seven duplicates - therefore eight entries for each contact. After installing WhatsApp, I ...
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What is the point of “hiding” contacts on Google Contacts?

I manage my contacts on my Google account. There is a feature in Google Contacts where one can "hide" selected contacts. I prefer to keep my digital data organized, and shortening my contacts list ...
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Sync from iOS to Android results in excessive list of contacts

I recently synced a new Pixel 3 phone running Android with an old Apple 5s using the included Google sync cables. I noticed that the contacts in my Android Phone app now show everyone I have ever ...
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Changing default behaviour of the Contacts app in Oreo

When you open up the Contacts app second or the following time, it always shows last view (i.e. where I left it), i.e. the most recent contact search. I am using this app purely for searching the ...
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how do I make multiple contact lists on android phone for google talk [duplicate]

I need to make two set of contacts on my android phone for google talk. I need one for family and another with work contacts. How can I do this?
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Access the call-log to complement what has been banned by policy

I used to use Appliqato's Call Recorder. A few days ago Google Play's policy changed so no call-recording application could access the call-log information. This means now the calls are like "...
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Metadatas of my contacts disappear after synchronisation

I'm on Huawei p10 Light, after latest updates, I authorized the synchronisation of my accounts, and I lost all the meta datas of my account like websites and custom fields. I had very important datas ...
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Redirect calls not from my contacts to another phone number? [duplicate]

Is there any way to redirect/forward calls that are not from my contacts to another number? (No, I'm not looking to block them or redirect them to voicemail.)
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How do I change the default number for the emergency contacts?

I have my family listed as my emergency contacts but when I try to call them using the emergency feature, it does not call their default number. For example: if i try to call my mom from the emergency ...
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Accessing SIM contacts on Nokia 5 Dual-Sim

I have a dual SIM Nokia 5 and guess what, this phone does not have the option to view SIM contacts. I am not willing to start using Google to manage my phone numbers too. Is there any option to get ...
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Transfering from one phone to another [duplicate]

how do I transfer my contacts email and everything else from 1 galaxy s7 to another one? I have switched sim cards but no changes
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How to restore phone numbers from contact.list file to my phone

I made a backup using tunesgo software which turned to be a scam, I couldnt restore the backup I must to pay for them 40 dollars! I managed to extract the bak file using winrar but my Xiaomi mi max ...
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Is there a way to separate multiple-number contacts into multiple contacts each with a single number?

I have about 200 contacts in a phone book, most of them have 2 or more phone numbers saved under a single entry. What I want is to separate them in a way that, a single entry will only have one phone ...
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How do I sync contact lists from outlook.com / Office365 into my Android contacts?

I am successfully syncing my outlook.com and Office365 contacts into my Android contacts (Samsung S9), but I cannot see the contact lists in either account. How do I sync the contact lists? I would ...
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How should I enter organizational units into my contacts?

The (Android) contacts system is modeled to contain individual people's contact info: There's a name, a last name, an organization/company the person is in, address etc. However, we also need to keep ...
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Fix “android.process.acore keeps stopping” when the contacts provider can't load it's db

My phone just decided that it should spam an exception onto my screen that reopens as soon as I tap it away. A look at logcat reveals the following being thrown multiple times per second: SQLiteLog: ...
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call contacts placeholder in telephone numer

title is a bit difficult but I try to explain that i want to achieve: I would like to be able to save the companies number with a few placeholder that have to be filled on a call. So that I am able ...
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Android Oreo 8.1 contact groups (labels) for local contacts

Is it possible to use contact groups (labels) for local contacts (contacts without google account) in Android Oreo 8.1? I'm using default Google contacts application (Nexus 6P) and wonder if I need to ...
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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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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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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 ...