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Built-in app for managing Contacts (names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail). Some manufacturers offer their own customized version.

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Remove/hide contacts of one account when multiple Google accounts are added to phone

I have added two Google accounts to my phone running Android 12. Contacts of both accounts are now being shown on the device, in the app named "Contacts" by Google. Is there a way I can ...
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Telegram shows contacts from different phone?

Recently I installed Telegram on my SGS3 and surprisingly the Telegram contacts show me the contacts from my father's phone!!!! My father has an SGS2. By the way, on my SGS3 the "Contacts to Display" ...
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A person deleted his WhatsApp but still appears in my chats [duplicate]

A person said he deleted WhatsApp, but his contact still appears on my contact list and my chats.
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Change default account in "Add new contact"

I have several accounts on my phone. When I add a new contact, my Google/Gmail account is always preselected, but I always want to add my contacts to another one, and quite often I forget to change ...
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Export Android Google BOTH Contacts And Associated Assigned Groups to Excel

I have 4,000+ contacts. I need to export all Samsung Ultra Android contacts with their assigned group to Excel Whenever I have put in a contact, I assigned the contact to a group or different groups. ...
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Force country code on known numbers to send an SMS

I've been looking on the internet for an answer, to no avail. I have a phone mostly used in France, I recently brought to the US with a US sim card. Unfortunately, most contacts were added with the ...
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Unable to delete a contact from Contact List in Android phone

Phone: Nexus 5x Operating System: Android 7.0 When I try to delete a contact in contact list of phone it displays the error message: Contacts from your read-only accounts cannot be deleted, but they ...
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How to remove other apps icons (like Skype or WhatsApp) from contact and phone app?

I would like to keep Skype Mobile installed but get rid of its icons from contacts AND/OR from being asked whether I want to make a call to the contact through Skype or other similarly annoying ...
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Parental mode to prevent adding new contact

Is there any parental mode (via 3rd party app or native Android feature) that will prevent kids from adding any new contacts without preventing the ability to call, receive or view the saved contacts?
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Gmail autocomplete -- how to clear contact suggestions when composing a new message?

When I compose a new message in Gmail on my Android phone I'm offered several suggestions for the recipient (i.e. for the email's To: field) via an autocomplete function. These are often very old/...
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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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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 a ...
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Add contact to ActiveSync on Samsung phone

I have two Samsung phones connect to my Exchange email using ActiveSync. When I manually add a contact they are stored on the phone and not ActiveSync, how can I set the default storage mechanism to ...
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How to sync Hotmail contacts in both directions?

I have to use Hotmail, not Gmail, as I primarily use Outlook on a PC, and Gmail provides no (free) Outlook sync method for contacts and calendars. With iPhone, you just add your Hotmail account and it ...
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How to show only Gmail's contacts in the Contacts app?

I have recently reinstalled Android on B63M due to some problems with the SD Card. I decided to keep all my contacts only in Gmail, as a centralized solution to avoid problems in the future. I do not ...
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Deleted contacts from removed dual-SIM still visible in WhatsApp

Earlier I had 2 SIM cards and contacts from both contacts were visible in my WhatsApp. But after removing one of my SIM cards, the contacts from both 2 SIM contacts are still visible in WhatsApp (...
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How to sync facebook contacts after Ubersync deprecated

As of May 2015, Ubersync no longer works due to a change Facebook made. How can I keep my Android contacts book synced with my Facebook contacts now? I imagine other apps have suffered a similar fate.
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How to import contacts from .vcf file on Samsung device running Android 14?

On my previous generic Chinese Android phone, it was very easy to export/import contacts from a .vcf file. But on my Samsung running Android 14, I can't find a command to import/export. Is there any ...
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How can I manage contacts on my SIM card with an Android phone?

How can I add and manage contacts on a SIM card with an Android phone (HTC Magic)? I'm aware of 1 application which is capable of doing this but it cost 4€ for SIMPLY managing SIM contacts o_O
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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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X not showing my contacts even after enabling Sync contacts option

That's about it. The feature is found in Privacy and safety -> Discoverability and contacts from X settings. Sync contacts is on but no contacts are shown. I appreciate help.
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Any way to retrieve deleted phone contacts?

My wife has a cheap Android phone (Telstra branded, Blade A5 2020-T, Android version 9). For some unknown reason, for the last few weeks many names were duplicated in her Contacts list. So today she ...
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Linked contacts

If one of my contacts changes their number, and I am unaware, and somebody else got that number as their new number, would it link the new person to that number in my contacts automatically
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Address book: after updating a phone number, the old one keeps registered

The following happens on a Google Pixel 3a with Android 12. One of my contacts having changed its phone number, I updated it in my address book. After tapping Save the previous number keeps displayed ...
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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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Using Termux to Backup 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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Bypassing Microsoft Intune Company Portal to access Exchange email and contacts?

I used to have Outlook for Android installed on my personal mobile to access my work email which runs on Office 365. I reinstalled it recently only to find that now I have to install Microsoft Intune ...
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Google Messages: Contact names are not displayed

Recently, I've found that Google Messages doesn't show a contact name for most of the messages. It's just a phone number displayed. When I click on Details, there is no contact information. When I go ...
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Can I save a "star-hash" (*#) code as contact?

I'm developing on a Huawei phone, and to enable logging on this device one must dial *#*#2846579#*#* to get to a hidden service menu, as described in this answer on Stack Overflow. Is there any way I ...
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How to Add Google Account Without Syncing Contacts on android

I was looking to add a second account to my Android phone running Android version 12. The issue that I keep running into is that as soon as I sign in the contacts from that account are synced and my ...
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Can WhatsApp be used without granting contacts permission?

I'm trying to install WhatsApp, but I'm obviously uncomfortable about serving up my entire address book for Facebook to trawl through. I've found plenty of posts from a few years back saying it is ...
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To add a “File As” field to your Google Contacts, you can follow these steps: [duplicate]

RESOLVED: Google Contacts WILL default to a 'File As' field as the main Contact name. You just have to create the Custom field labeled File As. Follow these steps and you can change the names to ...
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Muted all contacts somehow in the Samsung messages, I've literally tried every common sense solution

I've looked up countless forums and message boards and everyone seriously gives the common sense easy answers. There are three To the right of the contact blah blah blah. Power settings on the way ...
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How can I import a VCARD file (contact information) via a QR code into Android contacts?

I would like to generate a QR code for my contact information to put on a website or my phone to show people. They should be able to scan it and import it automatically to their phone contacts. All I ...
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How to restore Contacts from a filesystem backup?

I make filesystem backups of /data/ and am trying to restore my contacts. Contacts appear to be stored in /data/data/user_de/0/com.android.providers.contacts/, specifically its database/contacts2.db. ...
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android.process.acore force-closing due to contacts list crashing

I've installed Android 4.1.2 on the Samsung Galaxy S Advance. I cope with a problem that more Android users have to deal with. The well-known android.process.acore force-closing (FC) or something ...
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How to merge multiple contacts of same person?

An Android newbie here --- I've recently got my first Android phone (HTC Desire S) and I'm trying to clean up a mess of my contacts from a SIM card (three of them, in fact). For example, a certain ...
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Birthday in Contacts app not showing up in Google Calendar

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I have a few people with registered birthdays in the Contacts app (the default Contacts app that came with my phone). However, these birthdays are not ...
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How does WhatsApp show the name in the contact list?

This is bugging me about WhatsApp. My contact list in the WhatsApp app is presumably the list of contacts I have in my phone book who have WhatsApp. I can see their picture and status if they have one....
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A contact not showing in my phone but in WhatsApp

I wanted to delete a contact from my phone, but to my surprise, when I searched for their name in my phone's contacts, nothing showed up. No one with that name or number was in my contact list. Their ...
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How to view/delete read-only contacts with Google contact

I have 550 contacts. 450 have Google account, and 100 are read-only contacts. I want to clean up my phonebook. So I want to do one of these: Delete all 100 read-only accounts with no Google account ...
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Deleting unwanted contacts from my cloud

I lost my S3 Mini and all my phone numbers were backed up on Google cloud. When I activated my Moto G and downloaded all my numbers, some of the ones that showed up on my phone were numbers that were ...
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Deleting unwanted contacts after accidental account sync

A friend borrowed my phone when they forgot theirs. They had to log into their Gmail to get their contacts to find where they left the phone. When they added their account, it was synced to my phone. ...
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Contacts synced when a Google account is added, how to remove them after removing the account?

I have a Realme phone. I added a Google email to the phone, and the contact numbers saved with that email got synced with the phone. Now I removed that email, but the contacts from that account are ...
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How can I auto-send all calls (not in my contact list) on Galaxy S20 (Verizon) to Voice Mail without ringing?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 (Verizon) phone. Contacts that I blocked create new telephone numbers online to call me constantly. I want my normal unblocked contacts to ring (family, friends, doctors, ...
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Nokia C01 Plus - is there a way to disable the "Emergency Number"

I have a Nokia C01 Plus running Android version 11 - this is Android Go. For some reason, it pocket dials the number which is shown as "Emergency Number" This is not something I stored, but ...
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WhatsApp only shows contact numbers instead of names on Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, the contact names are gone on WhatsApp. All it shows are contact numbers. Is there a way to fix this problem?
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Is there a contact book that allows partial access for apps?

In my phone book, I have both personal contacts and work-related contacts, like clients, contractors, etc. Applications such as 'WhatsApp' are great and easy, but I do not necessarily want to add all ...
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How to move phone contacts to Google?

I'm using the Samsung Vibrant, T-Mobile's variant of the Galaxy S, running Android 2.1. When I create a contact on my Android phone, I can choose to store it to the SIM, the phone, or to Google. If ...
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Duplicating a contact in the Samsung contacts app

How can I duplicate a contact in the phone memory of a Samsung Android 11 smartphone without entering the same information again ? This is helpful for example when adding a person in the same ...

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