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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 display contacts' pictures in a square instead of in a circle?

Starting with Android Lollipop, contacts' pictures in the Contacts are shown as circles and not squared. (Which IMHO makes no sense, breaks the UX and wastes screen estate, but it's not the point of ...
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Remove Linkedin info from contacts

I've recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S6 and I've noticed that in the contacts there is a section with information taken from Linkedin, even though I haven't let the Linkedin app sync its contacts ...
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Newly created contact randomly disappear on Android

I have Sony Xperia Z3 compact running on Android 5.1.1 and experiencing problem with contacts. When I'm creating a new contact by default it creates it on my google account (instead of phone memory). ...
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Send contact information via Hangouts on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have a difficulty when trying to send contact information on Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. Setup: I have Google Hangouts as default SMS app. Android: 4.4.2 (KitKat) Steps: Go to Contacts, long tap on ...
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What does a lock icon on a contact mean?

One of the contacts in my list has a little lock symbol on it. What does it mean? Android version: 4.1
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Copy contacts to sdcard from android 2.3

how to copy my contacts from my sony ericsson wt19i android 2.3 to sdcard? I tried to do this by adb, but does not work. I do it like this: adb devices adb shell su mount -o rw,remount rootfs / ...
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Can't view contacts while call in progress

While a phone call is in progress, the phone is always on the "call in progress" screen (with options to access the keypad, just in case I need to key in something, but that's about it), without any ...
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Why does a contact show up in call log, but not in contact application?

I have a friend with a Sony Xperia Z3 compact experiencing a problem where a contact is accessible from the call log, but not from the contacts application. Contact does not show up in contacts ...
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Can you get contacts off a broken android phone?

I in a car wreck and my hip completely smashed my phone, it turns only turns on about half the time when i plug it in and the screen is too shattered for touch to work so not really worth spending ...
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How to sync profile pictures with Facebook after May 2015

I just bought a new phone (OnePlus Two) and I can't get the Facebook profile sync to work. After reading up on it, it seems facebook has killed all 3rd party apps that do this back in May... which is ...
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Contacts suddenly changed colour

I'm using Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with the stock Contacts app on my Moto E. I can't remember what I was doing when this happened, but all of the contacts suddenly changed colour! And what's really ...
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Format of phone number in imported contacts

I created a VCF file (VCARD version 2.1) of contacts and imported it into an Android 5 phone. A Motorola Moto G 2nd generation. The VCF has phone numbers formatted correctly for the UK (e.g. "01234 ...
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Samsung syncing messages but not contacts on Galaxy S3

I messed up bad and lost all my contacts/messages when I tried to install another OS on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Now I have gotten the operating system back and Samsung Account let me retrieve my ...
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Changing contact list & reordering the list of apps on a Motorola 360 watch

So I've just bought a Motorola 360 Android watch, and I'm having trouble with figuring out if I can reorder the list of contacts that I am presented with when swiping to the right twice (going past ...
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Dialer only displays certain contacts even when all accounts selected

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Lollipop 5.0.1. It seems that only gmail contacts will display while searching via Dialer. If it is linked or solely on my Microsoft Exchange account they do not ...
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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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How to change the vertical alphabet language in contact list?

All my contacts are in Greek language but the vertical alphabet is in English. How can i change it? My phone is Samsung galaxy note 4 (not rooted), i use english language for the operating system and ...
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having two gmail accounts, some contacts are in both accounts, which name is displayed?

I have two gmail accounts, personal, and work. some contacts are in both accounts, but I can't choose how are they displayed in incoming calls and whatsapp. my work account is controlled by my boss, ...
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Transfer contacts with multiple numbers from Android to Windows Phone

I have transferred all contacts from the Android phone (Moto G) to the Windows Phone (Microsoft Lumia 540). I have multiple numbers for each contact in Android, but I can see only one number for a ...
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How to view on-line or download my Android Contacts metadata including Linked info from Linked Apps

There is far more information about my Contacts in my Android phone then what is visible on-line from https://www.google.com/contacts. Primarily I am referring to the information from "linked ...
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Texts going to email

I have a news Samsung S6, and when someone who is in my contact list texts me, it not only comes to my phone but goes to my email inbox. How can I stop this?
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Contacts and tasks missing from Gmail app

I am somewhat new to Android. I would like to know why the Contacts and Tasks functionality which is found in the web version of Gmail is missing from the Android Gmail app. Where can I find these? I ...
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Huge contacts storage in galaxy 4

In my galaxy for some reason my contacts storage grow to almost 6Gb (should be some sync problem.) I dont have SD . I deleted all the photos but still grow by itself and cannot open in the phone. How ...
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Contacts in circles are invisible in Phone

I have a Moto G ver1 running Android 4.4.4 After the last update I noticed that any contact that is also added to G+ circles is NOT searchable on the phone. If I search by phone number the contacts ...
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Merged contacts keep separating (Google and LinkedIn)

I’ve got a Nexus 5 with Android 5.0 and after installing some applications handling contacts (Google Contacts, WhatsApp, LinkedIn) I got this terrible mess in my contacts. Thus, I merged some manually,...
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Recover contacts from Nexus 5 on terminal

I've connected a Nexus 5 with no display to a Ubuntu laptop, and after installing mtpfs I can browse through the internal memory using Nautilus. In the terminal, I believe the mount point should be ...
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Export phone numbers only?

I'm curious if anybody knows a way to export only contacts that have a phone number added to them? When I first bought my phone(Galaxy S3) I synced FB, Gmail, Hotmail, ... and now my contacts is full ...
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Edit the field of a contact

is it possible to edit the field of a contact ("home", "work", "mobile", etc.)? I don't mean the content of the field, but the name OF THE FIELD ITSELF. I know it's not possible with the default app, ...
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Add contact to ActiveSync on Samsung phone

I have two Samsung phones connect to my Exchange email using ActiveSync. When I manually add a contact they are stored on the phone and not ActiveSync, how can I set the default storage mechanism to ...
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Telegram shows contacts from different phone?

Recently I installed Telegram on my SGS3 and surprisingly the Telegram contacts show me the contacts from my father's phone!!!! My father has an SGS2. By the way, on my SGS3 the "Contacts to Display" ...
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Contact details are not showing in Micromax A47 Android Mobile?

In my Micromax A47 Android Mobile, I lost all my contacts but when I tried to call my recent contacts through my mobile it's showing their name. When I tried to see my sim and phone contacts its ...
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Add contact to Exchange from Signature

searched around a bit and found one app (Contact Adder) that didn't work. What I'm wanting to do is add contacts to Exchange from their signatures on my phone. Anyone know of an app? I use Mac for ...
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I'm switching mobile phone service and I want to port over my contacts

So I have a Droid Razr and I backed up my entire phone to a 7zip file. All I want to get is my contacts and a specific picture and ringtone. I got the picture and the ringtone but I don't know where ...
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Google agenda question (Still need help)

my question is more related to the Google contacts system than to Android itself, but hope you can help me.. I have a Nexus 5, and my agenda looks organized with everything that I added perfectly. The ...
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FastScroll contacts with multiple languages

Some of my contacts are in one language, some are in another. I want the Contacts app to show a fast scroll index on the right for both languages. Currently, it is only like that if the display ...
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Send email by selecting multiple users from Contacts app

When I need to send email to multiple users in Gmail app I explicitly need to type in their addresses. Is there any way to select multiple users from my Contacts app and put them into the To/Cc/BCc ...
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Can't save contacts in Sony Xperia

I have a Sony Xperia with Android OS 4.0.4. Until recently it worked fine but now my SIM contacts are all gone. I can't save in sim either. While saving in contacts I used to get option whether to ...
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Sorting the contact by VCard's categories

My contacts are currently stored on a CardDav server (more specifically, an OwnCloud instance) and I am using DAVDroid to do the synchronization. The problem I have is that I want to be the VCard ...
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How do I have the contacts name only once a text comes?

on my samsung android 4.3 I turned off in messages settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the ...
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Start Skype voice call from addressbook in ICS

I have ICS and Skype 4.4. Some of the contacts in my Android addressbook have a "Chat" contact of type "Skype". When I have Skype open, is there a way to start a voice call to this Skype contact ...
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Can I make S-Voice use my Exchange server contacts?

Unfortunately, S-Voice doesn't recognize any of my friend's full names. When I say "Call [First Name] [Last Name]", it recognizes "Call [First Name] [Some dictionary word that sounds similar to Last ...
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Combine SIM contacts to single contact back in phone

I have researched on the net for this and have come accross useful apps like Merge+, Duplicate contacts, etc. But they don't exhibit the feature that i am looking for.. When we copy contacts from ...
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How can I recover lost Contacts on Galaxy GT-NT7000. Contacts and Dialer App became very slow and battery runs down fast,

This is a RAM issue and lost contacts issue (contacts not saved under Google). The log of text messages with all contacts, since start, is all, still there. My Android version is 4.2.1. I have had 3.5 ...
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contacts crashes sporadically

Sometimes, when I click on the phone icon on my Galaxy S3, it freezes for a second and then says that the app Contacts has crashed. Afterwards I can reopen contacts with no problem. This happens ...
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Microsoft Exchange contacts duplicating

Why are my Microsoft Exchange contacts joined/connected with "phone" contacts with the exact same information? I have tried removing the duplicate but when I call a person the "phone" contact is ...
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Which VCF field do I use to specify a group in Android?

I'm creating a VCF file on my website. It works nicely with the export, and most data are being imported, but the group is not created or used on Android. I've tried using CATEGORIES and ORG. I also ...
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Message app doesn't merge messages sent/received from same number but different format

My network provider usually sends incoming SMSs with number format like +84123456 (equivalent to 0123456), but sometimes 0123456, and I usually save in my contact, and send SMS to 0123456. In my old ...
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Lost Google account information after sync to local Outlook 2003

Normal newbie disclaimer... I've looked and I can't find an answer, so apologies if a duplicate. After quite a bit of trial-and-error, I've managed to sync all my contacts on my local Outlook 2003 ...
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google contacts sync

I have 2 Samsung Android phones and both are synced with 1 gmail account. now the issue i am facing is: The number of contacts restored on both the phones is different. ie. for example I have total ...
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Transfering contacts from one Android smartphone (with smashed screen) to another

So my mother in law used to have an Huawei ideos X3 (U8510) and due to an unfortunate event the screen of her smartphone got smashed. That wouln't be a big issue if it wasn't for the fact that she ...
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