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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How should I enter organizational units into my contacts?

The (Android) contacts system is modeled to contain individual people's contact info: There's a name, a last name, an organization/company the person is in, address etc. However, we also need to keep ...
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Just sync GMail-contacts with a certain label

Is it possible, maybe with some app, to only sync contacts from GMail to my phone if they have a certain label? E.g., I labelled all contacts from my previous job "Job1" while all contacts from my ...
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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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com.android.contacts - need apk file

I want to install standard android contacts app to phone which does not have such. I could not find com.android.contacts package via google search. Where can I get it? (or it's part of android ...
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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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Stock contacts app shows a default “other” address

I've added a street address for one of my contacts in the stock Marshmallow contacts app. However, the address only shows up as the second address, only visible if I tap "see all" at the bottom of ...
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HTC Contacts Backup .VEF file

I have backup-ed my contacts. I got .vef file. How to use the .vef file in samsung mobile. I cant open the .vef file. Is it possible to convert .vef to .vcf ?. Or any other methods available to ...
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How do I send a google hangouts sms to my groups from my google contacts?

I want to send SMS to a large group from my contacts & do not want to have to find each person & click on them. How can I just check one box to send to all 40 people in each group?
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I have both 159 contacts and no contacts, according to different screens of the 'People' app on my new phone

This is insanely weird. If anyone can shed light on it, please help. I'm migrating from CM11 on a Samsung to CM11 on a Sony Xperia (both unlocked+rooted, and without GApps installed). I've done this ...
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Adding events field to contact

I have a smartphone that running on android 4.1.1. When I create new contact or edit existing one, I want to add field with birthday of the person. The problem is I can't choose to add new field with ...
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How to keep Skype contacts merged?

I have configured Skype to display its contact list on the main People app, along with my phone contacts. Some of them were automatically merged, for others I had to manually do it, but in the end ...
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Find unused contacts

As I've moved from phone to phone over the years I've built up a fairly unmanageable contact list. I'm trying to delete old contacts that I no longer need, but I hate having text messages with no ...
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How to transfer conversation to a new number?

I have a contact who has a new phone number, so I update the old number with the new. But now when I check my sms conversations, I have 2 conversations: the "old" number conversation, and the "new" ...
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How can I merge a contact between the phone only list and my Google account?

I managed to create a phone-only contact which was then linked to the contact's Facebook account. I've also got a Google contact for the same person which has additional contact information in it. I'...
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Sync certain contacts between two devices/google account

Is there any way of syncing selected contacts from one android device/google account to another? Consider the following example: Person A and Person B share real life contacts, but on their ...
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Why is my Android phone always showing “contacts storage space is low”?

My Android phone is always showing "contacts storage space is low". Even if I delete all of my contacts in the phone, I still get this message, and I can't store any new contact now. What is more, my ...
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Strange contacts on my phone can't be deleted

I have had a contact on my phone appear from nowhere. It is in an Arabic language not english. I have done a factory reset and downloaded my contacts from my gmail and it is not there immediately but ...
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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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keep losing names from numbers on my contacts list in my HTC desire s

I keep losing names from numbers saved to SIM in my contacts list randomly on my new HTC desire S. If I reboot my phone, they come back, only to disappear again randomly! Only some of my contact's ...
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Nexus S after update to JB doesn't show callers name

I've installed the update to Jelly Bean on my Nexus S and when someone calls, it shows only the phone number of the contact (the contact was saved in the contant list) and not the name of the person. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 Join contact Conflict

I have joined my facebook, google, whatsapp and phone contacts. The problem starts when the display names are different. Now the phone has its own mind which contact name to display. I tried un-...
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Ice Cream Sandwich email app on Droid RAZR won't autofill all contacts

Why won't the Ice Cream Sandwich email app on Droid RAZR autofill all contacts? It works fine with Gmail but only for some contacts in the standard email app.
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Lost Native Dialer and Contacts App after upgrading to 4.0.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000 Android Phone with Vodafone Connection in Mumbai. I upgraded to 4.0.3 last Saturday after which the Phone and Contacts Icon at the Bottom disappeared. I can't ...
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How to make Message app search for phone number, not just email

Even if I have the correct information on a person in the contact app, I am unable to make the "To field" in the message app find me the phone number (the auto-suggest feature). All it does is display ...