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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Android Galaxy S9

in "contacts" the "Phone number type" *Mobile *Home *Work *Fax *Pager No matter what you enter in Edit, it still Shows up as "Other" when you go back to the Edit screen it's there it's right but ...
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In a Google account on a mobile device, what is the difference today between Contacts and People details?

Given recent depracation of Google Contacts API and Google+, what is the practical difference between the two? Can i disable Contacts Sync and still get same experience inside the Contacts app? In a ...
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own phone number not displaying in contacts (S4 )

I recently got a new samsung galaxy S4 (handed down from my dad who has 3, this is the last one after the last two broke from things out of control over a few years) and mid getting everything back up ...
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Phone app doesn't show any contact when trying to add a phone to a contact

On Android 7.1.1, when I try to add a number to a contact in the phone app, the list is empty even if I try to search for contacts. The contact list is not really empty because in the contact app, ...
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Sensible method to edit contacts on a Samsung phone?

Currently the Samsung app for Contacts is driving me nuts on my S9+. I used to have my contacts entered as I wanted them into the Phone address book (only one other phone number on the SIM). But then ...
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Contact Sorting

I have a motto 6 that sorts incorrectly on occasion. Example Al & Sue is under S, Deb & Glen W is under S. I have two doctors one is under D other is under first name. How do I correct.
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Third-party contact apps to backup contacts to Google from Samsung devices

The Contact apps that ships with Samsung devices does not seem to have a function to reliably backup all contacts on the phone and SIM storage to Google accounts. Is there any third-party app that'd ...
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Samsung Contacts (version 10.1.02.20) not remembering default save location

Ever since about a few weeks ago, Samsung Contacts (currently on version 10.1.02.20) no longer remembers my default storage location for saving a new contact. Nowadays, whenever I tap the + icon on ...
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Tapping on a contact makes call, how can I see a contact's phone number on Android 8?

If I search for and tap a contact, it calls them, but I can't see their number. If I scroll up and down endlessly looking for a specific contact and I tap them, it still won't show me the phone number....
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Assign default sim to a contact Galaxy A70

Hi I have recently bought a Samsung Galaxy A70 (dual sim) which in general seems a really good phone although I have Two issues. With my old phone (Lenovo K8) I was able to assign a sim to each ...
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How to stop my 2nd SIM number from being added to my contact on my friends devices?

I've an S10+ and I use two SIM cards on it. A personal number and a work number. But recently I noticed some of my personal contacts calling me on my work number. But I never told them this number. ...
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Google cloud contacts backup and whatsapp conversations numbers not syncing

I had a older android phone where contacts were backed up to the cloud, and having whatsapp. That phone broke, so I got a new android phone with whatsapp. This phone was able to get contacts restored. ...
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Find a number in Contacts using only last 3 characters?

I have a problem that's affected not just my current (Pixel 3A) mobile but others I've had recently. When someone rings my house phone and doesn't leave a message I normally check if they are in my ...
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How to keep “Frequently Contacted” list on S4 mini

I have a 3 year old Samsung S4 mini. Recently the Frequently Contact list (Not a Favourite), below the Favourites tab deletes the list daily. How do I get the old feature to stay on - keep the list, ...
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my phone is not working. How can I get my contacts?

My phone is not working. How can I get my contacts from it? I have tried everything to get them. Drying the phone in rice. But the phone still will not work. I need my contacts.
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Block calls by area code but whitelist contacts

I've noticed a huge uptick in robo-calls using the same area code as my phone number. I no longer live in that area of the country, so I know that calls from this area code (that aren't in my contact ...
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Searching Contacts yields very long list of duplicates

When I search for some strings in the Contacts app (version 3.5.7.243634183) on my Nokia 7.1 running Android (One) 9, I get a very long list where the same contact is listed a zillion times: Is this ...
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How to delete contact who don't use whatsapp?

How to delete all contact who don't use Whatsapp only?
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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 ...