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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Completely overwrite SIM contacts with contents of a .vcf? [migrated]

Is there an app anywhere that will allow me to completely overwrite contacts stored on a SIM card with the contents of a .vcf file? Not "import", not "add", not "merge", ...
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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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Unwanted Gmail contact suggestion

On my S9 an old contact address is auto suggested when composing and email. This address in not in my 'Contacts' or 'Other Contacts'. It only happens on my phone and not when I am accessing Gmail via ...
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Accessing list or raw data for blocked numbers?

I'm using some vendor' stock ROM but I as far as I understand it still uses Blocked Numbers Storage - com.android.providers.blockednumber, however I cant seems to find a way to export or back it up. ...
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Incoming Caller Details

I want to know if there is an app or any possibility for customizing the details of the incoming calls. For example. I have a contact as Mr ABC XYZ AAA Corporation. If this contact calls me it drops a ...
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Block WhatsApp statuses from a specific person, without erasing their contact, or blocking them from contacting me on WhatsApp

Sometimes, on WhatsApp, I do not want to see somebody's statuses, and this includes not wanting to see their status in the greyed-out mute section. This is usually because I do not know the person ...
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Display details stored in address book while receiving a call

Let's consider a situation where I have lot of people in my contact list named Kumar. Is there a way to display all or some of the details stored in address of a contact while receiving a call? like ...
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Certain “core” apps lost access to media files

At some point in time (about a week ago) something happened to my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0 that caused my base apps to not have access to my media files (i.e. audio, photos etc.). Examples: ...
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How to change contact's photo under Android 8.0 [duplicate]

I am trying to change a contact's photo under my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0.0 (Security Patch July 2019): Contacts > 🔍 (find a contact) > 🖉 (edit contact) > 📸 (change photo) > ...
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Pre-filled name of new telephone number

It would be nice if the name was pre-filled if it actually presented when I dial it. What happens is that I dial a number and when I do that, I often see the name of the company or person that I am ...
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Issue with Google Account Sync

I have multiple Google accounts on my Galaxy Note 9 and i have sync enabled for just one account of them and for the rest it is turned off (so that others' contact don't mix up with my contacts). But ...
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Delete “Not assigned” Contact Group on Samsung Galaxy S9+

On my Samsung Galaxy S9+ in my Contacts app, I have a group called "Not assigned" with 712 contacts. How do I delete this group and its contacts that are not in other groups? These contacts are not ...
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Can a blocked contact see any number changes?

I would like to ask, whether a blocked contact will receive an information,if I change my Viber phone number? Is it possible to make the change by only informing a selected group of contacts or ...
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Transfer contacts and data from non-smart device to a smartphone

How can I copy data (contacts in particular and then media maybe) from an ordinary phone to a new smartphone? The old one is Nokia 105 (the dinosaurs one), a new one is Meizu c9 i know the difference ...
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how to remove random phone numbers from my Gmail aadresses, rendering them invalid when composing gmail 'to'. simple steps please

Gmail addresses on my Android phone (samsung S3 Mini) have recently become invalid because random phone numbers are attaching at the end of each gmail address! Can not Compose at all as gmail ...
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Possible to hide contacts (either in Contacts list or as suggested options when typing text address)?

I have hundreds of old contacts I haven't texted in almost a decade. It's annoying when, when typing in the name of the person I want to send a text to, there are 10 "John"s that pop up, but 9 of them ...
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how do I delete old numbers/addresses from the cloud. I have a verizon V30 android phone

when i want to change someones number or home address i cant get the update on the cloud also. The old info still shows up, so there are 2 phone numbers etc...How can I fix this
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Yahoo contacts from phone not synched with web yahoo contacts

The contacts on my android motorola droid see a list from yahoo. Although I've set up the sync between phone and laptop versions of Yahoo, they are not synced. I can't find a way to get the phone ...
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my contacts lost

I moved all contacts to the sim, on Android. now there are no notes or contact photos. no backup exists I moved them back to the phone and still not exist, what can I do to retrieve them?
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PhoneBook Contacts application crashes every time I select a contact to call - Android

re.: PhoneBook Contacts application closes sharply every time I select a contact to call - Android 5.0.2 Call menu is made of 3 selection options: 1. Fast selection ( no entries) 2. Last calls ...
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Tried importing contacts from Samsung to Xiaomi phone,but only names were be imported

For some reason,importing the contacts to my Xiaomi redmi note 7 phone just imports the names,not the phone numbers.All i did,is export the contacts using the corresponding utility from the contacts ...
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Disable Contacts sync does not work

I have found that with my Pixel 4XL (or maybe it's Android 10) disabling Contacts syncing NO LONGER WORKS! With my older Pixel 2 it did work, and I would manually trigger a Contacts or Calendar sync ...
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How to get contacts from Titanium Backup on Windows PC - without restoring on a phone?

I made a backup of my phone using Titanium Backup, including the contacts. How can i open this contacts backup on a Windows PC so I can see all contacts data? I would like to restore them manually (...

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