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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Contact fields duplicated multiple times

In google contacts, i have recently noticed field duplication (NOT duplicate contacts). Sometimes an email field will be duplicated hundreds of times, sometimes a note, sometimes a phone number, ...
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Auto reply to sms from specific contact

I would like to send an automatic reply sms to a specific text. Is there an app or way this could be done? I am using the default Android sms app. I have searched for auto-reply apps but most don't ...
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What does this “circle with a line through it” with “+1” above my contact mean?

Samsung Galaxy S9. When I open my contacts, this contact has this icon above the number. What does this mean?
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Prevent Google Contact Sync in Work Profile on Android 10

Imagine the current situation: With the help of Shelter (https://github.com/PeterCxy/Shelter) I created a work profile. I want to use this work profile as a container with less personal data than my ...
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preview a vCard the same way it's done for NFC

Is it possible to preview a vCard (placed online, as a file or QR code), without adding it to the contact list, the same way it's done for NFC? How it works for NFC: https://youtu.be/NCkBAELTODk ...
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preview a vCard without adding it to the contact list [duplicate]

Is it possible to preview a vCard (placed online, as a file or QR code), the same way it's done for NFC? How it works for NFC: https://youtu.be/NCkBAELTODk Firefox just saves vCard silently, without ...
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How can I change the storage location of a contact in Android?

How can I change the storage location of a contact in Android? I don't see any option when editing a contact: I use a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 9.
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Displaying the saved name for self-phone number in WhatsApp

I have my own WhatsApp account's number stored as a contact in my mobile. Theoretically, WhatsApp should detect my own number from the contacts list and show the name of the contact as set in the ...
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Contacts in google vs contacts in iCloud

I was a long-time user with apple, I knew that when I update my contacts in my iPhone it would be updated in the iCloud, I knew that when I update my contacts in my iCloud it would be updated in my ...
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changed phone from Sony Xperia to Samsung A50s Contact Synchronization

I have recently changed my phone from Sony Xperia XA Ultra to Samsung A50s. I have contacts saved in my gmail only because I have many phones and I usually have these synchronization problems. Now in ...
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com.android.incallui: not syncing the contacts

I have xaiomi redmi 7S. I have seen the application used for calling is com.android.incallui I added some contacts to it. But they are not syncing to the google account.
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Android Contacts: Keep two lists of contacts one of which is not detectable by messengers [duplicate]

Is there a way to keep my Android (6.0.1) phone contacts in two lists so that messengers such as Telegram and WhatsApp will not automatically detect some of my phone contacts and auto-add me to their ...
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Contacts app in Android 7.1 claims that I have no images on my device

On my Motorola Moto Z2 Play with stock version of Android 7.1.1 currently I have: 188 photos in DCIM > Camera folder, 10 pictures in Pictures > Contacts folder, 5 pictures in Pictures > Icons folder, ...
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How to save new and existing contacts to Google in RealMe Pro 2 Android?

This doesn't work for me I have a Realme Pro 2 Android device - whenever I try to add a new contact - I end up not being able to save to Google. The sync of contacts is done from Settings -> Account ...
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Converting Samsung Smart Switch's contacts.spb file to VCF or CSV

I made a backup of my Samsung Galaxy S4 using Samsung Smart Switch. Good thing because my phone just up and died. I have an iPhone X on order but I need to get to some of my contacts now. Smart ...
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How can I paste a contact received via WhatsApp to Outlook for Android in my mobile?

I have Office 365. I use Outlook on my Android phone. When I receive a contact file via WhatsApp, I copy it. No problem. Then I try to paste it in Outlook for Android. I can't. Is there a way to do ...
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Transfer whatsapp to other phone in dual space contacts sync problem

I transferred my whatsapp from an old htc 728g phone to a new xiaomi a3 mobile. I use an app called dual space to use whatsapp.now I am unable to see my contacts as names though I see their numbers in ...
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Which file has the saved contact data in android? How to get this file in an unrooted phone?

My android phone's screen is damaged and only shows a white pixelated background and does not recognise any touch input (although it does recognise when I swipe on the initial lock screen after I ...
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All contact names on device changed without user intervention

All of the contact names stored on my device got changed to "1 Null" without my intervention. How can I get them back? Any ideas?
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Whatsapp sync contact only from gmail account

By mistake, I added a Gmail account to my android mobile. Now that I have removed, I can see only contact from old account(which is correct) but my whatsapp and telegram synced the contacts from both ...
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Call history not showing when expanding the contact details

Hellow all, I am not able to see the call history under the contact details. It used to display the most recent call history when opening the individual contacts. I am using Nexus 6P with Andriod 8.2....
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Retrieving a contact that I called and talked to on Telegram, but accidentally deleted

I talked to this person on Telegram (sent many messages, exchanged pictures), and then called them a few months ago via default Calls Android application. Contact was deleted (call logs too), and ...
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How to hide blocked contact in Google Phone or Contacts app?

I'm using stock android and I've blocked contact in Google Phone app so is there a way to hide that contact is blocked from recent or contacts tab?
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android birthday reminder

I have a simple request: how can I get notified of birthdays from contacts I have saved in android? Ideally, I am not looking for 3rd party apps (with ads, unchecked handling of contacts...), but for ...
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Why “Other Phone” for People/Exchange contact list is not synchronizing on Android Contacts app?

I have my email hosted on Exchange and I have my Address book/Contacts list on https://outlook.live.com/people/ . On Android phone I am syncing this contacts. Everything else look great except it ...
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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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How to backup contacts to Google from Samsung devices which don't export vcf file?

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 ...