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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add contact via adb shell

I try to add a contact using the adb shell: content insert --uri content://com.android.contacts/raw_contacts --bind deleted:i:0 --bind data1:s:'Bla Fffff' --bind data2:s:'Bla' --bind data3:s:'Fffff' ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Access the call-log to complement what has been banned by policy

I used to use Appliqato's Call Recorder. A few days ago Google Play's policy changed so no call-recording application could access the call-log information. This means now the calls are like "...
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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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Two of my contacts are internally being mixed up

Recently I've stumbled upon a very weird and cumbersome bug. Android mistakes one of my contacts for another. As far as I know it happens to exactly one pair of contacts on my phone (let's call them A ...
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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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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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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 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 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?