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An application from Google for the management of contacts on an Android device.

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Telefon app searches only by surname

In the phone app of a xiaomi redmi note 12 pro the result is only filtered by Lastname. The First name is not used. Whe I search for Do the results only show John Doe but not Don S Davis. The contacts ...
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Remove/hide contacts of one account when multiple Google accounts are added to Phone

I have added two Google accounts to my phone running Android 12. Contacts of both accounts are now being shown on the device. Is there a way I can remove/hide the contacts of one account? Note that I ...
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How to Add Google Account Without Syncing Contacts on android

I was looking to add a second account to my Android phone running Android version 12. The issue that I keep running into is that as soon as I sign in the contacts from that account are synced and my ...
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How to view/delete read-only contacts with Google contact

I have 550 contacts. 450 have Google account, and 100 are read-only contacts. I want to clean up my phonebook. So I want to do one of these: Delete all 100 read-only accounts with no Google account ...
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Phone contacts list displayed without contacts from a different google acount which I added on my phone

I use my friend's google account on my Android phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro) to help him sell on ebay. All his phone numbers from his contacts list now appear in my contacts list. I don't want the ...
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Link events (birthdays/anniversaries) from Google Contacts to Google Calendar in Android

In my contacts app, I have birthdays and anniversaries saved for most contacts. On most birthdays, I get a reminder 3 days before and then on the day of the birthday at 10 am. I have not created this ...
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Local contacts only under Android 11?

I'm using Android 11 on my rooted Pixel 5 phone. It turns out that the Contacts app under this OS does not allow access of device-only contacts. I can only access contacts via a shared Google account. ...
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Is it possible to have android contacts with only a carddav sync

I use android contacts and have my contacts synced with carddav. at the moment I have a google account in which new contacts seem to go. I try to get away from using google. Can I drop the google ...
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How do I delete duplicate contacts on device with Google Contacts (Android)?

I am using Google Contacts app on my Android phone. I have hundreds of contacts stored on device, which I do not want to store in my Google account. After importing some contacts, I now have many ...
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Cannot change First/Last name order in Google Contacts when the sytem language is Hungarian

I took a screenshot of the settings page of Google Contacts with both languages. As you can see in the Hungarian version the "Sort by", and "Name format" options are missing. Is ...
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Pixel 5 contacts app does not work after activating phone

I just bought a new Pixel 5. I successfully transferred my contacts from my old phone via bluetooth before activating the pixel. After getting a new SIM card and transferring to a new carrier my ...
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How can I force my contact list to get updated on my Samsung Galaxy S9?

I store my contacts in my Google account. I can access these contacts on my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone via the Samsung contact application. After I add a contact in my Google account via another device, ...
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Multiple account for contacts Sync in Whatsapp

I have multiple accounts in contacts Gmail, Phone, Samsung account. Which account will it take to sync with Whatsapp ? What is the limit of contacts ? As per my work i have total 50k plus contacts in ...
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synching a contact edit across various Google accounts & Samsung account

this may be a familiar situation with many . you may have multiple google accounts and one propriety phone provider account e.g. Samsung account exemplifying the above g1 - Google account 1 g2 - ...
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How do I Remove a Google Contact from Phone without Deleting it from Google Account?

My work Google account is one of many synced to my phone. I'm a teacher so I have lot's of student emails as contacts on my work Google account. When I do a search for say "David" on my ...
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Move contacts between 2 accounts

On my Samsung Phone with Andorid 11 and OneUI Core 3.1 I have 2 google accounts. Lets call them ACC1 (private) and ACC2 (corporate). By default when I add new contacts, phone add them to google ACC2. ...
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"File as" not working for Contacts

Many contact management tools (such as Google Contacts or Microsoft People) have a field called "File As", which allows to save a contact using a nickname, while keeping the first and last ...
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How can I set a ringtone for a group of contacts with a certain label?

I want to set the ringtone for each contact with a particular label on my Pixel 2 (Android 11). Labels are a thing that contacts can have in the default android contacts app (from Google). There seems ...
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What is the 'Relationship' field for in Android Contacts?

In Android Contacts, you can add a field called relationships. What is it used for and does anyone even bother putting it in?
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Android device does not display Google contacts in correct sort order

I cannot get Google Contacts to display my contacts in alphabetical order sorted by surname, with surname shown first. The problem has existed since about a fortnight after I bought the phone almost a ...
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Contacts app on new phone is not pulling in contacts from Google Account

According to Google help: If you save your contacts to your Google Account, they automatically show on your phone after you sign in. My wife got a new Google Pixel 4a and successfully added her ...
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Can an Android phone pull contact data from somewhere other than Google Contacts?

Is it possible for an Android phone to source contacts data from somewhere other than Google Contacts? If so, does it only do this by syncing, or can it actually connect to some other contact service ...
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Disable "Call via hangouts" in Contacts.google.com in browser - use tel: instead [closed]

I use "click to call" from my phone often on phone numbers in my laptop browser (Chrome) and recently tried it from Gmail and Contacts tabs of Google apps. I even created a page to paste ...
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How to find an exact string on contacts either on Google or Samsung Contacts

I just migrated from Apple to Android and transferred all of my contacts. Each one of my clients is entered as a contact and under the notes section of the contacts I enter the date when I talked to ...
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Turn off google contacts sync in Redmi Note 5 Pro

I have multiple accounts in my redmi note 5 pro and the contact names are getting changed due to same contacts in multiple accounts. I want to stop syncing contacts in one of them. How do I do so?
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Incorrect "Google Maps" section in Gmail contact

My contact suddenly has a new section titled "Google Maps" and this section shows information for a random business located in another state (this "Google Maps" section is between &...
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How to remove phone numbers from a contact when they are not visible in edit mode?

I have a French contact (phone number +33 ...) who went to Japan and got a mobile number there (+81 ...). We discussed via Whats App and Signal and now he is back in France. I would like to remove his ...
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How to replace Google Contacts with an alternative?

I want to disable stock Google Contacts app. I tried using Simple Contacts app. However, the Google Phone app, as Google Messages app, could not access Simple Contacts entries. How do I use ...
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Contacts displayed multiples times with different color codings

Today, I migrated to a new cell phone running Android Pie. The model of the phone is Xiaomi Mi A3. I use to back up all my contacts on Google Contacts and sync it whenever I change my phone. This time,...
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Google keeps moving my (favourite) contacts to the "other contacts" section in Google Contacts

So, this has been bugging me for a while. A few months ago, I wanted to call up an old friend of mine, but couldn't find his contact anywhere. I just wrote it off as weird bug (maybe user error on my ...
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How can Android be made to stop showing Google Contacts information?

How can Android be made to stop showing Google Contacts information? The title is sufficient to describe the problem.
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How to backup contacts to Google from Samsung devices which don't export vcf file?

The Contact apps that ships with Samsung devices does not seem to have a function to reliably backup all contacts on the phone and SIM storage to Google accounts. Is there any third-party app that'd ...
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Save contacts to phone not Google account

On my new ASUS ZenFone I could not figure out how to save contacts just to my phone. The default app should be Google Contacts and despite some suggestions even here it does not seem possible. There ...
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Will "hiding" contacts on Google Contacts affect other apps' behavior?

I manage my contacts on my Google account. There is a feature in Google Contacts where one can "hide" selected contacts, as follows. If you go to contacts.google.com, click the three dots to the right ...
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Incredibly low performance of Contacts app in Moto Z / Android 8

My 4 GB/64 GB/8 core Moto Z2 is incredibly slow when it comes to built in Contacts app. I.e.: it requires at least 3-4 seconds to open it up, it needs at least 2-3 seconds to exchange phone numbers ...
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How can I archive old contacts out of My Contacts?

On an Android (6.0), how can I archive old Google contacts where they do not show up in my contacts but they are listed in either: the google contacts website under other contacts archived in another ...
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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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Change status of "view only" contact in Google Contacts

I have Nexus 5x running Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Contacts 3.2.5.222172751. I had a friend's name misspelled in my contact list and wanted to fix it. Ordinarily (and on all my other contacts), ...
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Delete older device contact backups on Google

Google has a feature to restore contacts that can be accessed from Settings - Google - Set up & restore - Restore contacts. This screen shows "Google Contacts" and "Device backup&...
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This account already exists on your device - Huawei Nova 2S

I bought a Huawei Nova 2S while in China. Installed Google Play Services 14.3.66 (com.google.android.gms_14.3.66_(090408-213742215)-14366030_minAPI26(arm64-v8a,armeabi-v7a)(480dpi)_apkmirror.com). I ...
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synch the contacts on my Android with the current contacts on Google Contacts

I have recently changed number, but kept the same device (Sony Xperia XA1). With the previous number, I saved my contacts in Google Contacts. Before I changed the sim on my device, I erased some ...
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Only my Contacts icon colours are inverted

Some weird behaviour, I hope this question is OK for this technical forum. My Google and Stackexchange/Stackoverflow searches yielded nothing. Android 8.1.0 on Nexus 6P Google phone. All icons ...
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Disable contact sync for one Google account - S8 - Android 8

My Samsung Glaxy S8 with Android 8.0 & Samsung Experience 9, is configured with multiple Google accounts. Would like to disable contact sync for only one Google account, while synchronising all ...
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Export Contacts to Google contacts

I suddenly understand that the Contacts I registered the last months didn't be included in Google contact but in MI contacts. I use a MI MAX 2 PHONE with Android 7.1 version of Android. How can I ...
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How to prevent merging phone's contacts and Gmail contacts on Pixel 2?

I've been using Android for 7+ years and now got a Google phone. There are several things I like but one thing which annoys me a lot is that all of my phone's contacts are now merged with Gmail ...
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Is there a way to remove everything in my Android phone Contacts and then transfer everything in Gmail contacts into the phone contacts?

I make extensive use of GROUPS in my Gmail account. For example, all medical contacts are stored in MEDICAL, restaurants in RESTAURANTS, etc. When doing this I specifically do not have the group ...
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Possible to create offline (local/non-synced) contacts in Android Oreo 8.1?

In Android Oreo 8.1 (on a Motorola device), is it possible to create offline (aka "local" or "non-synced") contacts? This was fairly easy on previous Android versions, but I'm not seeing a way to do ...
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How do you NOT sync contacts when adding a new google account on Android?

By the time you add a new google account it adds the contacts already and you have to uncheck the option but its too late. Its running lollipop
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Google Contacts. Does it sync avatars?

My family has me in their contacts app (the google one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.contacts). If they enter my email for that contact my google account avatar ...
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Google contacts not syncing

I have a Lenovo A6020a40 with Android 5.1.1. Local GMail contacts and cloud ones have always been in sync till some day ago. Then, suddenly, without any modification on my phone and/or on the cloud, ...
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