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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...