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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 send all calls from a contact to voicemail in Android 7 (LG phone)?

Searched here and on the internet and either the options have changed or my LG phone does not have the option. Seems like the old way to do it was to press the Overflow button while editing the ...
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Editing Android contacts on a pc [closed]

I'm asking about editing Android contact files on Windows. What software can I use to edit and create them? Thank you in advance.
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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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Contact avatar colors

What do the different color contact avatars mean? My Samsung automatically generates avatars for new contacts. I'm wondering what the different colors mean. I can't figure out the pattern.
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Can't retrieve contacts from a locked HTC 300

So... here's the story. My father had his HTC Desire 300 for ages and he stored all of his contacts on the phone, not on the SIM card. One day, my unreasonably curious mother wanted to unlock it and ...
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Sync contacts between different account types

I have two account types on my phone: Exchange and Google. I'd like to sync the two, to make sure that an account that exists only in Google exists in Exchange as well, and vice-versa. I'd also like ...
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I need to backup my contacts & information

I saved my information on gmail then lost my phone. I bought another phone but when I tried to restore my information from the lost phone I remove or delete my all information by mistake. Can you help ...
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Outlook Android no longer synchronizes Office 365 contacts

As of version 2.2.74 my Android Outlook does not sync any contacts. The previous version has synced all of my coworkers from Office 365, but after a factory reset my coworker contacts are missing. ...
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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 do I send an SMS to a contact that only has an e-mail address?

I can start a conversation in Google Messages to an e-mail address. When I send the message, it appears to go through an SMS to e-mail gateway, and I (or whoever owns that e-mail address) can in fact ...
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How can I use Google assistant to navigate to a contact?

I have a contact with an address. If I type in the name in Google Maps then it suggests the contacts address for navigation. However using Google assistant it doesn't work. I tried the typical phrases ...
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Why do the names of my contacts not appear when in airplane mode?

I have noticed something weird in my Lenovo K6 (Android 7). When I turn airplane mode on and go to my contacts, only numbers appear. Why does this happen? Note: I have my contacts stored in the SIM ...
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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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Need for Secondary Contact Storage Space accessible only for CallerId

The contacts storage in android is pretty much standardised and is unified among all apps, and accessible depending on the permission level. However, I need a way to store some contacts which should ...
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Choose which Exchange contact folder(s) to sync to phone

On Office 365, my folder structure is this: My Contacts [container, not a folder itself] - LinkedIn - Contacts - Contacts2 - Skype for Business Contacts -... I want only contacts from my "Contacts" ...
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EMUI 8.0 Google account contact, gmail, calendar, etc sync not working

Bought a new phone. The Huawei Mate 10 pro. No I am not using a chinese variant. And I do not have access to HiApp. Cloud backup was enabled at startup. Google contacts sync is not working, ...
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Connected by Telegram appearing in phone contact

Does a contact on an android phone contacts list that shows a Telegram app symbol by it and says "Connected via Telegram" mean it is someone who is chatting on telegram or just someone who also has ...
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Repeated “Tabs” when editing contacts

I am using Android 6 on a Samsung J7. When I edit a contact there are several "Tabs" that can hold information, e.g., DEVICE, VIBER, WHATSAPP, etc. For some contacts, I see two or three DEVICE Tabs (...
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Contacts not being displayed in contact list but appears when trying to save a contact

I have Lenovo A6000+ smartphone. About 100 contacts have been removed when trying to backup contacts on SD card. But when I enter the phone no. of the removed contact, it reappears again in the ...
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how can I search for my contacts by only providing the words not start from the beginning?

I am using Android mobile phone. In the Contacts, I find out that it can only search for contacts if I provide the words start from the beginning. For example, if my friend is called "David". I could ...
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whatsapp not displaying contacts in alphabetical order

In my phone i saved some contacts start with "1" as below 1 Alex 1 Joseph 1 karthik 1 Rajesh Anderson [ without 1] so in whatsapp also those contacts are displayed first as above order. now i ...
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Google Contacts Sync has stopped - Synchronisation problems with Google contacts

I installed Android miui 9. When i want to start google contacts and syncronate it get the message "google contacts sync has stopped Here's the logcat: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to get ...
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To list apps reading/writing contacts?

I would like to get the better overview of applications reading and writing my phonebook i.e. contacts. TrueCaller incidence shows that I do not have sufficient understanding and full control of the ...
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Why no native support for phone call blocker by Regex +44.* in Oreo?

There are many privacy problems in phone call blockers such as TrueCaller leaking your phonebook (thread Does TrueCalller App leak your phonebook?) in Android phonebook blockers. I really think the ...
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SIM contacts do not show up in my lenovo k6

How to show my sim contacts in my cell phone? I want to delete my sim contacts because I have received sms by my sim contacts not google account. Contacts are displayed of google account but not ...
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How to get contact from stolen Android phone? [duplicate]

I already read Recover contacts and images from stolen phone. And that answer did not work for me. I have explained it on the question. My android phone was stolen. I need to get all contact of my ...
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How to get contact from stolen Android phone?

I already read Recover contacts and images from stolen phone. And that answer did not work for me. I have explained it on the question. My android phone was stolen. I need to get all contact of my ...
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android contacts sync with google+ facebook

I'm using Pixel (XL), Phone by Google (1st generation) with Android 8.0.0, when I tap on Contacts app, some of my contains has photo and some do not(. How does one sync my existing contacts against ...
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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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Contacts shows truecaller and paytm links

I use LETV with marshmallow. I use PAytm and truecaller. recently these apps started to show up their pay for the friend and send money links and it's irritating. I don't want to uninstall these apps ...
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Can't seem to be able to change a whatsapp contact name

I'm having trouble editing a whatsapp contacts' name. I feel like I've tried EVERYTHING you can possibly try by googling; deleting the contact, playing around with whatsapp permissions, etc. Also: if ...
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Adding new contact details to Nexus 4

I have a Nexus 4. When I add a new contact, say from a friend that has texted me so that I have their number only, I go through the process in 'contacts' and put in their name. This then shows in ...
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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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Add contact to “Only Phone”

I can't save contacts to "Only Phone" as long as I'm logged into Xiaomi account. I have to log off to be able to (If not, I'm forced to sync new contacts either with Google account or Xiaomi's). This ...
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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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How to restore contacts from Google account?

I backed up my contacts to Google account using Gionee S-plus through "Settings/Advanced settings/Backup & reset/System backup and restore/Backup to Storage" . Pls how will i restore my ...
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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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How to add new contacts to an outlook.com account in an Android device?

My contacts are all stored in an outlook.com account and I would like to continue storing them there. To access and use these contacts (say to make a phone call), from my Google Pixel device, I have ...
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Importing contacts from SIM fails in Marshmallow

I tried to import contacts from SIM in Marshmallow phone. But it tells me that no contacts was found on the SIM card. But an old phone had phone numbers on that SIM. Are there more robust play market ...
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How to transfer contact from android mobile(with broken screen) to my laptop

I know there is a bunch of third party apps is available to transfer contacts but my android phone's display not working so I can not handle UI of those apps. I found this MOBOROBO but it also ...
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How to create a separate secondary phonebook / contact list

Here's what I need. I run a business, I use my personal Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S8) for 100% of my calls. It's not a problem. But I have a lot of clients whose numbers I don't have memorized. I ...
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Losing phone numbers (and addresses)

FWIW: I'm running Android 6.0.1 on an LGLS450. I'm a software engineer but as far as android is concerned, I wish to be a naive user. I use the keypad to manually enter and call a phone number. ...
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deleting contacts in watsapp

If I've deleted a contact from my phone, but they still show in watsapp is this because they haven't deleted me from their phonebook? Also, if messages deliver but are not read, does this mean your ...
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Phone memory contacts disappeared but can be searched in Dialer

All my contacts that were saved in phone memory suddenly disappeared. They would not show up in the Contacts app, but are somehow searchable using the Dialer app (using T9 shortcuts - for example to ...
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Android v7: Import close to 8000 complex contacts in one shot

I have close to 8000 vcf files in a directory on the usb stick. I attach the stick to my phone and all files are perfectly visible. In the contacts app I choose import, select the stick, and it shows ...
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How to backup large contact photos?

Most modern Android devices allow storing large photos of each contact. I tried exporting all my contacts, then importing them. All the large photos were lost. How can you backup the large photos ...
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I logged into one of my freinds phone with my gmail and logged out this afternoon.

Still it is syncs all my contact list on gmail though I logged out of my gmail from her her phone. Please let me know how can I fix it. I want to delete the unwanted ids from her phone. It would be ...
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How can I remove a contact from the “favorites” page of the phone app?

The Phone app has a "favorite" page (the title is a star) which contains the contacts you most frequently/recently(or whatever...) called: I find the contacts that appear there quite irrelevant and ...
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Delivery of SMS from blocked contact

I would appreciate if someone could please let me know about the following: When I block SMS messages from a contact and then eventually unblock it, then will I see all the messages that have been ...
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Outlook keeps asking for login credentials during setup

I'm trying to switch from a windows mobile to android. My main problem is moving contacts which are saved on windows mobile in an outlook account. Therefore i tried to download and configure outlook ...