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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How to set calls loud and messages on vibration, both for certain people only?

I need my mobile phone to be quite while being at work, but I want allow exceptions: I want to notice messages from certain contacts, i.e. for those people incoming messages should result in vibration ...
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How to add a custom contacts repo to Android?

As an android user, I would like to develop an app that installs a local contacts repo that is in parallel with the Google and Samsung contact providers/repos. The reason is adding temporary contacts ...
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Can I add phonetic names without affecting sort order?

The stock Android contacts app on my Samsung S10+ has the ability to add 'Phonetic First Name' and 'Phonetic Last Name' to the contact record, in theory to help with Google Assistant voice matches (...
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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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Create a one-way contact sync between phones

What I am trying to do is distribute phones to various employees. Whenever a new phone is distributed this number should be added in all of the existing phones. The employees that are using these ...
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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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Is it possible to keep a Whatsapp chat associated with one contact if that number has been reassigned to a different contact?

I have a contact "S" from work with whom I have a Whatsapp chat (her work phone). After "S" retired, her phone was given to her replacement "J". If I reassign that phone ...
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Android 11 tool bar of contacts in Contacts app hides behind freeform window decorations

In Android 11, when you open up a contact in freeform window, the top tool bar (with a star, a pen and 3 vertical dots) hides behind the decoration of the freeform window (the title bar with "...
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How to sort contacts by most recent call date?

I want to list most recently called contacts on my phone. It's basically like standard most recent calls list, but only with the most recent call for each person. Or like in messages list. Is this ...
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How to add back Signal account to system after removing it?

I wanted to re-sync my contacts from Signal by following these instructions. However, refreshing the Signal contact list did not add back the contacts from Signal to the system contact list. If I try ...
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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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recovering contacts from apk file

I have backups made using OAndBackupX from my android phone and would like to recover my contacts from there. From looking around, I see that I have a directory called com.android.contacts which has ...
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Cannot change First/Last name order in Google Contacts when the sytem language is Hungarian

I took a screenshot of the settings page of Google Contacts with both languages. As you can see in the Hungarian version the "Sort by", and "Name format" options are missing. Is ...
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How can I tell which number my contact used to call me?

I've got a contact with several different (mobile) numbers. When they call me, I see their name, but not the specific number they're currently using. Also when looking at the call history after the ...
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How to export shared whatsapp *contact card* as VCF or CSV

My friend shared a list of contacts with me on whatsapp. I don't want to save them one by one. Anyone, please suggest how to export them in CSV or VCF.
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How do you transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone through Bluetooth?

Is it possible to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android through Bluetooth? I don't know there is any technical issue to transfer contacts between iPhone and Android by the Bluetooth. If anybody ...
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Move single contact from phone to Google

I am using a Samsung S10e with Android 11. Is there a direct way of moving a contact from phone to Google? (note that I do not want to move all contacts, and I am not looking for an indirect method ...
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What flexibility exists to permit certain contacts to ring during certain appointments?

What flexibility is available, native or via app, to permit certain contact groups to ring during certain meetings/appointments? Ideally calendar events could choose a ringing profile for the duration ...
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Multiple "Phone" entries in each contact

I'm using a Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0.0 on Verizon. I'm asking about something that happened a while back when I synced this phone with my older S5. (Though if I'm not mistaken, it was there on the ...
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Phone contact list not displaying properly in Phone app

I have an issue with a Xiaomi Redmi 9AT (Miui global 12.0.16, Android 10 QP1A): When I logged in with a Google account, the contact list was automatically synced, but I only want to see the device ...
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How can I force my contact list to get updated on my Samsung Galaxy S9?

I store my contacts in my Google account. I can access these contacts on my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone via the Samsung contact application. After I add a contact in my Google account via another device, ...
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WhatsApp - Hide an account

I have added two gmail accounts to my android phone. I want to secure the second gmail account from WhatsApp. Is there any way to do this ? For example, when I open WhatsApp, I don't want to see ...
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Multiple account for contacts Sync in Whatsapp

I have multiple accounts in contacts Gmail, Phone, Samsung account. Which account will it take to sync with Whatsapp ? What is the limit of contacts ? As per my work i have total 50k plus contacts in ...
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synching a contact edit across various Google accounts & Samsung account

this may be a familiar situation with many . you may have multiple google accounts and one propriety phone provider account e.g. Samsung account exemplifying the above g1 - Google account 1 g2 - ...
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Are contacts stored in Contacts Provider under one application's account visible to all other applications?

I have read about the Contacts Provider API, but it is not clear to me how applications interactions are regulated. If an application stores contacts in an account specific to that application, can ...
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Add dynamic Contacts to android emulator or device from command line

We want to add specific contacts to our android emulator/device so that we can run tests particularly invites on those contacts. The contacts would be generated as pre-script before running tests. As ...
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Why can't I add existing contacts to my Telegram account?

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. So ...
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Display a user-entered note when a contact calls

In android is there a way to display a user entered note specific to a contact whenever that respective contact calls? Something like this... For context, it has to be similar to how Truecaller app ...
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How to have text reminder popup when receiving calls from specific contacts?

Use case: I would like to be able to add a note that is displayed the next time a certain person calls. For example when "Joe" calls it shows me a note such as "Joe has peanut allergies&...
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Contacts on android - what changed from release 5 to release 9 / 11? Installed apps do not see contacts visible to pre-installed apps

I could not find info via web search on what has changed with contacts from release 5 to release 9 / 11. I installed WhatsApp on a new Android 11 phone (during switching from Android 5, contacts were ...
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Can the Samsung contact app be configured not to show suggestions when entering a new contact?

Can the Samsung contact app be configured not to show suggestions when entering a new contact? The default behavior of showing suggestions is not ideal from a privacy standpoint when someone is ...
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Whatsapp won't let me change contact name

I've been having this problem where I wanted to change a certain contact's name because it's wrong but in the edit option it said the contact is "read only", so I tried to delete that ...
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Sync two gmail accounts, but only one account's contacts in Mi10i

In earlier models we had option to sync selective items like only Gmail and not Contacts of an account being added to phone, but now If I add 2nd account, by default it syncs all data(gmail, contacts ...
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Is there a way to search for contacts with special characters in their name?

I have a Pixel 3. Some of my contacts have special characters in their name, e.g. "&". When I search for these contacts nothing comes up (nothing from my contacts, it will display some ...
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How do I Remove a Google Contact from Phone without Deleting it from Google Account?

My work Google account is one of many synced to my phone. I'm a teacher so I have lot's of student emails as contacts on my work Google account. When I do a search for say "David" on my ...
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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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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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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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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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