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 import contacts from Samsung Omnia II i8000?

How can I easily import my contacts from my old phone (Samsung Omnia II). I tried to copy them from my SIM card but I lost some of the contacts' numbers. (The contact name exists but the phone number ...
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Deleting contacts in bulk - Ice cream sandwich

I just got my Galaxy Nexus, and from logging into some service, I can't figure out which, it automatically imported contacts which I don't want on the phone. Is there a way to delete contacts in bulk? ...
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Remove contacts from synced Exchange account, without removing them from the server

How can I remove contacts from accounts I don't sync with anymore? Without being afraid of removing them from the "source" exchange account now or in the future? Background: When installing the email ...
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How can I link my contacts?

I have two Gmail accounts and an Outlook account. How can I sync my contact lists and link them together so I don't have to manually add/update the same contact in each?
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How to remove saved email addresses from dropdown To: menu?

Native Android mail app using Exchange. Some email addresses are incomplete or incorrect in the dropdown list when adding recipients. I want to delete these. Anyone know how?
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Sync Android contacts to Gmail

I am trying to backup contacts from my phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.2.1) to Gmail account. The procedure I found on the Internet goes as follows: Open Contacts Menu -> Import/Export -> Export to ...
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How to back up the address book?

I want to wipe the phone clean (or reset it, not sure about the nomenclature). Meaning, I'd like to get rid of all the apps, all the data, everything. Except for the contacts. I'd like to somehow ...
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Shared contacts list

I want to have a shared contact list between two (or more) handsets. So that whenever someone is adding a contact to the list, it'll be automatically added to all handsets who share this. It's very ...
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Droid x on Liberty 3 v 2: How can I restore contacts with titanium backup after flashing?

I just rooted my droid X and installed liberty 3v2. Awesome experience so far. Before I flashed, I backed up most of my apps + system data with titanium backup. What app / data do I need restore from ...
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Is there a way to allow certain numbers to be called from a locked phone?

When I got my first cell phone I was told to put a "In case of an emergency call XXX" at the top of my list of phone numbers. While I haven't ever benefited directly from that, I have benefited from ...
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Remove all contacts in phone that don't have a phone number

My mother just upgraded from a simple flip phone to a android motorola atrix 2. It's her first smart phone and she is having a very hard time adjusting. She added her email and Facebook accounts ...
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Sync contacts to more than one google accounts

I have two gmail accounts on my android. When I first use it, I synced all the contacts to the one account. Now I want to sync all the contacts again(I have added many contacts since then) to the ...
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Samsung Galaxy - Import contacts from sbu file

I'd a Samsung Galaxy i551. I've done a backup using Kies and it saved a .sbu file. Now I don't have the phone any more and I'd like to export this information to some useful format or at least to view ...
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How do I restore a contact I deleted on my Android phone, but not in GMail contacts?

The contact in question had the wrong phone number in Viber, so I deleted it from Viber. I later found out that Viber had deleted it from my contacts, so I had lost all of the other correct ...
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What is the easiest way to add a new contact to an existing Google contacts group?

Let's say I'm adding a new contact and it's a long lost family members so I want to add them to my custom "Aussie Family" group within my Google account. There appears to be no easy way to do this. I ...
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How do I remove duplicate contacts from Google+?

I have a problem with my contacts in conjunction with google+. Like most, I had already a lot of people in my contactlist, which is synced with the contacts in google mail. With google-plus, I have ...
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Android Contacts lost but seen in Message app

I rooted my Nexus S and re-installed a stock ROM. I had my contacts on my SIM card before starting to use my Nexus and I never bothered to sync those contacts to Google. After rooting I don't see my ...
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How to delete gmail contacts from contacts app in Gingerbread

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Y phone. I do not want my Gmail contacts in the phone contacts. I have disabled automatic sync. There seems to be no direct way to delete them
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How do I keep my contacts separate?

How do I keep my Gmail contacts off my phone (Samsung Galaxy S if it matters) and at the same time keep my phone's contacts off Gmail? I don't normally do email from my phone, and when I have had to ...
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Re-run 'matched contacts suggestion'

I have a hTc Evo 3D, with hTc sense. Sense has a great little tool that matches contacts from different accounts, so that all the details for a particular person are linked. i.e. Facebook, Twitter and ...
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Xperia Arc Social Phonebook Add Contact Problem

On my phone add new contact is failing by unexpected closure. The logs of that operation is; 10-13 08:06:57.801: INFO/CustomizationProvider(1340): No configuration file: /system/etc/customization/...
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How can I set a default contact for a phone number?

In my contact list I have a number of contacts that share the same home phone, because they are family members. For instance: my mother my father my brother the family's house I keep the home phone ...
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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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How do I transfer contacts from my PC to my phone, without putting it in Gmail?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. I want to copy my outlook contacts to my phone without gmail. This is my first time I bought a Android. It seems great, but one thing I do not like is that I have to ...
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Export contacts/text messages in a readable format

I would like to export both my contacts and my text messages. But I would like be able to easily read the file formats that it exports to. I can export the contacts as a VCF yet when I view it there ...
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How to access phone via USB cable (not SD Card)

I am using a HTC G2 running Android 2.3. I would like to access content on my phone (not on the SD Card). This includes phone contacts and any data in the phone memory. Also is there a way to access ...
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Where exactly does Android get its contact suggestions from?

I have a phone right here (Evo 3D), it has no service (except my wifi) and I've only added an obligatory gmail account which has one contact. No Facebook, no Google+, no Twitter, etc. Yet I got a "...
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What is the criteria that Android depends on to join contacts from different accounts?

I'm synchronizing my contacts from many accounts (Hotmail, Facebook, Gmail), everything have worked well and the OS has joined (or shows them as one) the accounts that refer to the same person. But ...
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How can I merge contacts in CyanogenMod?

Can I merge contacts in CyanogenMod 7 like I was able to do in HTC Sense? Let's that I have my contact 'John Smith', then I import contacts from Facebook and a new John Smith appeared. I want these ...
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How can I force-link a Google contact with a Facebook profile?

Back when my HTC Desire had its stock Sense, there was an option to link Facebook accounts to Google contacts, by selecting them from the Facebook friends list. This created fields for my contacts ...
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Change “contact” photo when making a call

I've started using Google Plus and I want my Android "contact" picture to change to the picture used in G+; a real photo of me. It's currently using an old avatar picture I once set for Google Talk, ...
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Make Google my default contact type on T-Mobile my touch 4G

New contacts sync to T-Mobile instead of Google unless I manually change the contact type EVERY time I add a contact to my phone. I want the default to be Google not T-Mobile
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How can I get my phone to find contacts by name *or* company name?

I have an HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 (Froyo). I keep my contacts in GMail, and they are automatically synced to my phone. The problem is, my phone's "Search People" app seems to search ...
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Removing non-Google contacts from Messaging

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (running Gingerbread 2.3.3) and enabled syncing of contacts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google. I've been finding it really annoying that when I go to write a ...
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Add mobile number to Facebook contact?

My Android phone connected to Facebook and grabbed all my friends. Now I want to edit their info and add a mobile number, but it does not let me do that; it only lets you change their ringtone and a ...
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Sprint HTC shift: delete all gmail contacts with no phone number

After syncing my phone with a gmail account, all of my gmail contacts were loaded onto my phone... Now any app that pulls all my phone's contacts, such as RingDroid, will include hundreds of email ...
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How to move contacts and other data from Symbian to Android?

I am changing my mobile from Symbian (Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - S60v5) to Android (Samsung Galaxy SII). I want to move the following data from my old mobile to the new one somehow. Contacts Calendar ...
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Contacts Sync problems: phone contacts not syncing to Google

I had some problems syncing my GMail contacts onto my phone, so I: did "Clear Data" for the Contacts app re-imported all my Google contacts from a CSV file into the "Google" account on the phone. It ...
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Voice Dial Aliases?

So I frequently use the voice-activated dial feature, wherein you say aloud "Call Jeff" and it will locate "Jeff" in your contacts and dial him. However, I have run into an issue which stems from the ...
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Editing multi-line text in address book fields

I often have multi-line text in my address book, in fields such as notes or the first line of the address. Editing this seems near-impossible, as the text entry field only shows one line at a time. ...
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How do I stop Facebook linked contacts' pictures from automatically updating from Facebook?

I have several contacts with linked Facebook accounts. I've set contact pictures for them using Google Contacts, but every time they update their Facebook profile picture, the Facebook picture is ...
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How to import Facebook Birthdays to get merge with Android Contacts?

Apparently importing Facebook contacts to Android contacts is straight forward procedure by just checking sync option in Accounts and Settings, but is it possible to have birthday info imported from ...
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Alternative contacts app, faster than Google's with 2000 contacts?

Google's Contacts app is very slow to load when I want to quickly get a friend's phone number. Is there a quicker/lighter contacts app? I have found nothing fast enough in the Market. My dream app: ...
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Email application with notifications only for specified contacts (standard SMTP/POP3/IMAP)

I have a lot of mail traffic on my phone. But I want to be notified only for mail from certain contacts like my family, colleagues/boss, critical automated systems or at least any contact in my phone ...
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Same phone number with different code problem

There is a strange bug/issue with almost all phones (non-android phones too). If two different contacts have same numbers with different starting code they appear as one contact. In call log both ...
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How can I hide some contacts from dialer?

I am playing around with my brand new Motorola Defy and trying to find a way to manage my contacts. Of course it synced every contact in my Google account... I want to hide some of them, you know, ...
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How can I remove pictures from contacts to save space?

I am desperate for app space on my HTC Desire. When looking at what I use app storage for, i can see that 12 mb (since this question was first asked this has grown to 16 mb) is spent on contacts. This ...
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Migrate from Sony Ericsson W810i to Galaxy

I just bought my new Galaxy S. My old mobile phone is Sony Ericsson W810i. I wonder if I can do something in order to migrate my SMS and contacts. For example I was thinking the following: Connect ...
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How to unlink contacts?

I had a call from a new number. I went to create a new contact for it but accidentally clicked on the first item in my contact list. Now, it doesn't seem possible to unlink or unjoin them. When I view ...
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Is it somehow possible to change MANUALLY the format of a telephone number?

In this question Is it somehow possible to change the format of a telephone number being displayed ? @Edelcom asked to change the format of telephone numbers, but he could get his wanted format just ...