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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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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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ContactManager sort by other Language

It's a Lenovo a7000-a and it uses ContactManager as a phone app. I have the Language of the device set as english but my contacts are in Greek. The ContactManager does not display Greek letters on te ...
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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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How can I assign a picture for a name-only text sender

Occasionally, you receive SMS messages that have a company name rather than a reply number. The network provider, for example, might send texts from "T-Mobile" or "Vodafone" whilst banks might appear ...
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Adding direct contact to the "Share via" menu

The Share via menu is awesome. But in more than half of the cases I use the menu to share something with my wife, and the question is not what to "share it via" but who to "share it with". I ...
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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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Disable (dead) phone number? Retaining for historical benefit. Is this possible, how can I request this feature?

I am hoping to find a way to keep but disable phone numbers in Google Contacts. For example, several people I know have at least 6 numbers in my contact for them, where often of those only a single ...
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How to sync contacts in one direction only -- from phone to Google?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Android 2.3. I just lost a lot of time after syncing contacts -- executed from the phone. I assumed that all the changes will be transferred to Google account (as initially) but ...
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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 add a text message server to contacts

I work in a rather large company, and I'm a emergency first responder (basically: provide life-saving first-aid, fight small fires and ensure buildings are properly evacuated when necessary). The ...
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Android contact names does not match Google

I've been plagued by this issue many times: If I add a contact in Android (5.1.1 SliM ROM), it gets synched to my Google Contacts as it should. But if I change the name in Google Contacts, this ...
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Same Number, different area code

I know there was a similar question asked earlier Same phone number with different code problem But none of the answers are of any help and it is now 4 years and several versions later. There was even ...
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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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Skype integration with the native contacts?

I tried adding Skype information to my contacts and there's a gray circle showing up beside the Skype username. I can then deduce that it is indicating my contact as offline. However, there seems to ...
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Is it possible to select default contact picture service?

Here is my problem: I merged all my Google and Facebook contacts in my contact list. When a contact has both a picture on Google and on Facebook, the picture from Google will be displayed. I don't ...
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Cannot delete a WhatsApp contact

Firstly, I tried to delete the contact in WhatsApp. It lagged a bit and it didn't ask me a prompt to delete the contact. (It's only for that specific contact, the rest works fine.) Then, I went to my ...
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How do I prevent Whatsapp displaying entries in the contacts app?

Whatsapp is creating duplicate contacts on my Android phone. I know that the duplicates belong to Whatsapp because: I have checked the Android contacts storage database, which confirms the duplicates ...
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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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one way sync gmail contacts to galaxy s6

Is there a way to do a one way sync of my Gmail contacts to my phone? I want changes to my Gmail contacts to update on the Galaxy S6 but I do not want the changes on the phone to edit my Gmail ...
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How do I save phone numbers that I have received via WhatsApp to Google by default on HTC One M7?

I have factory-reset my HTC One M7 and am now running android 5.0.2 and Sense 6.0 Someone sent me a contact via Whatsapp. When I click on Save, it is saved to "Phone", and not to Google. How do I ...
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Not all Google contacts show up in Contacts app - but in Phone app!

I just got a new OnePlus One running Cyanogenmod 11 (Android 4.4.4). After the first start, when I entered my Gmail address, all the contacts synced from Gmail to the phone and it seemed like all the ...
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list phone numbers by date added, other attributes

Is there a way to list phone numbers and contacts by date added, perhaps even location they were added in like if you travel alot and meet people along the way? Seems like a fairly simple feature in ...
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Sent text (SMS) messages sometimes show up under wrong contact's conversation

I'm on a Nexus One with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion), and recently I've noticed some sent messages go into the wrong contact's conversation: I send a message to person ABC, the person ...
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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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contacts not displaying

Out of the blue, I looked at my messages and noticed that the contacta were not displaying. Only phone numbers. I then tried to access my contacts and my phone icons but it would freeze up for a few ...
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How can I sync my Contacts with Gmail if the stock firmware of my phone doesn't provide this feature?

Am using a Grandstream GXP2200 Android deskphone that has a customized version of 2.3.5 on it. They have replaced the native contacts app with a custom one that doesn't sync with Gmail. I have ...
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Problem syncing contacts: HTTP error 500 in logs

I'm trying to find if there's a way to see which HTTP requests are being done on a server. The reason is I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem with contact synchronization. I've been having a problem ...
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contacts, backup, sync issues

Houston We Have A Problem!! I did something which I slightly regret now.. I updated my Samsung Galaxy S2 ( I already rooted it, hard reset, all works fine on the previous 2.24) it was only recently I ...
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Using another name on the e-mail address of a contact

Is it possible to use another name for e-mail addresses of a specific contact? E.g. I prefer my phone contacts to have their names in greek, but when I send them e-mails I would like to have their ...
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How can I get the QuickContactBadge to show an action for sending Instant Messages?

I'm wondering if there are any instant messaging apps which link to contact data fields and use intents to add a Send Instant Message action to the QuickContactBadge shown in many places when clicking ...
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The Way Numbers Are Displayed/Broken Up

I live in Jordan and just got a Galaxy SIII. I have a problem with the way numbers are being displayed on the dialer and when you actually press the green button to place a call. Basically, the ...
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Missing 'Contacts' sync App

Am running Android 4.2.2 on a CUBOT smartphone, but cannot sync my contacts from Gmail as the ONLY sync adapters showing in the Settings-Accounts-Google section are 'App Data' and 'People details'. ...
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How to block a contact on WhatsApp based on local time?

I am trying to avoid getting WhatsApp calls from specific people who live on the other side of the world - when it's daytime for them, it's nighttime for me. Talking to them about it hasn't helped. ...
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How can I remove contacts from a phone without removing them from my Google account?

I have a 2nd phone (LG Stylo 6) that I will only use for some specific things & do not want all my contacts on it. I hadn't realized sync was on when I entered my email. I shut sync off but when ...
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How to create QR contact code from vCard

Just came across a website with a QR code that when I pointed the mobile phone camera towards it (I am using a mobile phone with Android 10), it opened a window with Name, Phone, Email, Website, Title ...
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Accessing list or raw data for blocked numbers?

I'm using some vendor' stock ROM but I as far as I understand it still uses Blocked Numbers Storage - com.android.providers.blockednumber, however I cant seems to find a way to export or back it up. ...
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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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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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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 can I change the default phone number for a contact?

I have seen this and this, but on my phone, a MotoG3 with Marshmallow 6.01 and what seems to be the built-in Contacts app (same version as the OS), long-tapping the number only gives Cut/Copy/Paste ...
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How to rid Contacts app of phone numbers showing as duplicate entries

Problem description: This is the typical duplicate contacts scenario where a contact name does not show up when being called by that number. The problem is, named contacts have been duplicated into ...
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Sync Telegram contacts with the phone

I have lost my phone (Huawei Mate 9) recently. Unfortunately, I didn't have any backup from my contact. Now I use a Huawei P8 Lite. I see my contact in Telegram app and sync with my phone, but I can't ...
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How to stop apps from asking permission about learning contacts?

I've been getting an overlay notification on many apps (Textra, Dropbox, Instagram, others) whenever I try to exit out of it (usually hitting the back button). The notification text is: Did you ...
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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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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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Something wrong using TalkBack with stock Contacts app

I am trying to scroll up and down the stock Contacts app, which I am doing by trying to place two fingers simultaneously on the screen and dragging up and down. When I do this properly I can hear the ...
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Vanishing contacts, what can I do?

On my old Android 2.3 phone there are some contacts that are not available in the contacts app (either manually or by searching), but when I type the number into the dialled app, the contacts appear. ...
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Contacts showing as "Unknown name" on Samsung Galaxy S6

As per the below image contacts sync'd from online servcies are coming through as "Unknown name" I have used the contacts sync within "Accounts" using Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo but keep getting ...
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Some Google contacts are not synchronized

I am a long time user of Android and Google and have all my contacts in Google Contacts, synchronized on my phone. So do my wife and my children. Within the same domain (managed via Google Apps) I ...
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