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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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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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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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Lost Contacts after 5.0.1 update

After updating to 5.0.1, I had bad problems with wifi connections. After trying every possible solution without success, I decided to do a backup and reset. First though, I copied both the card and ...
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How do I undo imported contacts?

It started when I wanted to backup my Mom's contacts online in my email. I took backup of her contacts in a .vcf file and transferred it into my phone via Bluetooth. Later that day, I wanted to go to ...
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How to force Contacts to respect “File as” (or “NickName”) field for sorting and display?

Let's say one wants for Android to display their father not as "FirstName LastName", but simply as "Dad". This seems to be a pretty essential feature; and, as I have heard, it is implemented even in ...
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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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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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Send whatsapp message to all whatsapp conact and text message to rest of the contacts

I want to send message to all my contacts, but I want to send Whatsapp message to those who use Whatsapp and a regular text message to others. How do I do it? (I have 1140 contacts, out of which 662 ...
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Received Contact via WhatsApp is stored in Phone - How to move it to Google without losing the image

For some time now I'm experiencing the following issue: When someone sends me a contact via WhatsApp it is stored in my phone and not my Google address book. How can I move this thing to Google or ...
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Problem with Facebook sync - All instead of existing

I have a problem when time comes to sync my Facebook friends with existing contact. Even if I select "Sync with existing contact" in the app, all my Facebook friends are added to my local contact, ...
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Galaxy S3 randomly deleting my contacts

My Samsung Galaxy S3 just deletes some of my contacts on a regular basis. Any ideas on how to stop this and or recover those deleted contacts?
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Will “hiding” contacts on Google Contacts affect other apps' behavior?

I manage my contacts on my Google account. There is a feature in Google Contacts where one can "hide" selected contacts, as follows. If you go to contacts.google.com, click the three dots to the right ...
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Does syncing a telegram account with a phone with no contacts (recently reset to factory defaults) delete contacts from server?

I am installing telegram on a new android device (sony xperia v, 4.3); The phone is reset to factory defaults with no contacts on it. If I sync the contacts with telegram account what happens? Does it ...
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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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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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Transfer contacts from Android to Windows Lumia

I have transferred all contacts from Android phone(Moto G) to Windows phone (Microsoft Lumina 540). I have multiple numbers for each contact in Android but I can see only one number for a contact in ...
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Dialer & Contacts app display duplicate (WhatsApp)

Issue: When searching in dialer or contacts apps (From Google Play store, latest version) many contacts show up twice. Only contacts with WhatsApp (or more times if more phone numbers stored under the ...
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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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Change colour of contacts (Nokia 6)

Is it possible to change the colour of the contacts? It is getting confusing with my text conversations all colour coded but contacts completely random...
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How to change the default contact saving location for HTC Desire HD 2.2.1?

How to set HTC Desire HD Android 2.2.1 to save new contacts to Exchange? With Samsung Galaxy S 2.2.1 it's super easy: Contacts > Menu > More > Settings > Save new contacts to... But with HTC Desire ...
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How to prevent automatic aggregation of contacts

I have more than 3000 contacts and maintain the master copy on my PC. I regularly create a CSV file from the master and then copy the data to the Contact Manager on my Samsung S3. I have done this for ...
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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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How to retrieve Google contacts

November 2013, I had changed my phone and I did not face any problem retrieving my all contacts through my Gmail account. After that, in my new phone (Gionee E6), I kept saving all contacts in one of ...
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Can't save contacts in Sony Xperia

I have a Sony Xperia with Android OS 4.0.4. Until recently it worked fine but now my SIM contacts are all gone. I can't save in sim either. While saving in contacts I used to get option whether to ...
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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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Wrong phone number for contacts are shown and called

I have a problem with the app 'Contacts' on my Android 7.1 Nougat (Wilefox Swift 2x). In this app both phone numbers from my google account and from whatsapp are synchronized. Sometimes the app ...
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Which VCF field do I use to specify a group in Android? And how do I get the picture via URL?

I'm creating a VCF file on my website. 1) It works nicely with the export, and most data are being imported, but the group is not created or used on Android. I've tried using CATEGORIES and ORG I ...
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Why are some contacts shown several times?

Some of my contacts are on SIM card and some are on phone. I want to keep all at one place. If I transfer them from SIM card to phone, am I going to have duplicate contacts or it is smart enough to ...
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Sort contacts by different field (not first \ last name)

Merging the gmail contacts with the phones address list has many advantages, but also one nagging problem. While the gmail contacts contain full names, and in English, I want the display name in the ...
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Sim Card Manager Cannot Open

The sim card manger on my settings cannot be open then my sim , contacts , messages cant detect on my cp .. Even In connecting mobile data , it cant connect . its says "Insert Sim card" but my sim ...
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How To Fix Broken Contacts Storage (Droid 3 v2.3.4)?

Symptoms I receive a force close from com.motorola.contacts when I try to edit my contacts I can view my contacts The issue started immediately after I tried removing the thousand pound bundle of ...
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Contacts Storage process consumes more than 53% of battery life

My battery doctor app points to "Contacts Storage" which is a native Android process as the chief consumer of battery life. Can't disable the process because no other app can reach or display my ...
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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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Hide contact groups

Is it possible to hide some contact groups from the default People App? I'm talking in particular about the default Google groups named "Family", "Friends" and "Coworkers"; since I don't use them, ...
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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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How do I get my picture to appear in message threads?

In the stock messaging app, the contact I'm messaging has their picture next to their replies, but mine is just a grey box; how do I get my picture there? I have a contact called 'me' with my picture ...
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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 do I unmute a contact?

On my S6 with Android 6.0.1, one of the contacts in the default SMS app has a mute symbol (strike-through speaker) displayed next to the name. For this contact, new text messages don't trigger a ...
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Extract photo from contact

This is a friend of mine, Taranaki: (perfect picture timing) I want to extract this photo to a PNG on my device. How do I do that?
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Exporting contacts via adb

I have a phone whose screen broke, but I'd like to export its contacts to .vcf so I can import them to another phone. I usually do this with the built-in import/export function in the Contacts app ...
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Having multiple same numbers in one contact after sync with my google account

I synced all my contacts from my Huwai Honor 3c mobile to my gmail account which resulted in all contacts having more then 50-60 entries of one number e.g: Contact name "John" Phone number "...
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How can my company logo appear on other people's phones when I call them or they call me?

When I have called some companies their logo or photo automatically appears on my phone as a contact. How can I do the same?
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Contacts app disappeared

I've got a rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Since a week I can't find the contacts app. Seems like it disappeared. It is NOT disabled (I've already checked). I also tried ...
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VCF files to Galaxy S7

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android version 7 (Kernel Version is 3.18.14.12365438). I want to import my PC contacts from Outlook 2007 or my iPhone 6S. I also generated the .vcf files, which ...
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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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Saving contacts to SIM / view SIM contacts

I've just bought a new Android phone (Wileyfox Swift 2X) and updated to Android 7.1.2. Up until now I have always saved my contacts to my SIM card, which saved me a great deal of trouble with past ...
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migrating phonebook/contacts after Cyanogen mod install

Trying to find a straight answer - I have 3 year old Samsung SCI 1500 and am tired of bloatware, most of which just tracks me. I have backed up the phone with ADB. I'd like to root it and install ...
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How do I export Telegram contacts to my phone?

I'm new here. My little brother accidentally touched the "reset factory" button in settings, and now I don't have my contacts on my phone! I have 1500 (almost 400 business) contacts with more than ...
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How to show only gmail's contacts in the Contacts app?

I have recently reinstalled Android 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 want ...
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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 ...