Questions tagged [google-contacts]

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

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Third-party contact apps to backup contacts to Google from Samsung devices

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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How to import contacts into phone instead Google contacts?

I'm using stock android on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 running on Oreo stable update. I want to import contacts in phone instead Google's contacts. I've trouble using Google apps contacts and phone....
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How to remove duplicate contacts from Google Contacts and Phone app?

I'm using stock android on ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 with Android 8.1.0. When I did imported contacts from .vcf in contacts app it's fine under my account(Swapnil Nagtilak) there are single numbers. ...
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How do I update a contact name on my Galaxy S9?

When I Edit, then Save, the name of a contact in the Contacts app (Version 10) on my Galaxy S9 phone it does not change the name in the Contacts app. That is to say the original name appears after I ...
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My contact list on my Galazy s5 gets repopulated from a source i don't know where

my contact list suddenly started getting exceeding long for no apparent reason, with lots of duplicates, and old contacts I haven't used in years and deleted. I finally deleted all contacts on my ...
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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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What is the point of “hiding” contacts on Google Contacts?

I manage my contacts on my Google account. There is a feature in Google Contacts where one can "hide" selected contacts. I prefer to keep my digital data organized, and shortening my contacts list ...
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Is there a way to separate multiple-number contacts into multiple contacts each with a single number?

I have about 200 contacts in a phone book, most of them have 2 or more phone numbers saved under a single entry. What I want is to separate them in a way that, a single entry will only have one phone ...
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Android devices using same Google account reported lost. Is there a way to recover contacts, photos and other important data

My friend and I were using the same Gmail to use huawei android devices. I didn't know he was using mine till I erase all data of his phone through security section in manage account settings.as he ...
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Android Oreo 8.1 contact groups (labels) for local contacts

Is it possible to use contact groups (labels) for local contacts (contacts without google account) in Android Oreo 8.1? I'm using default Google contacts application (Nexus 6P) and wonder if I need to ...
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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

Nexus 5x (yes, still running) Oreo 8.1 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) there is a ...
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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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Getting rid of google contacts

I have Google Contacts installed. I have a separate contact app that has access to phone and data, not contacts. With this app, I can add contacts, export to vcf and import from vcf - I believe as ...
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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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Gmail contacts not importing all contact from VCF file?

I have 1893 contacts in my Xiaomi redmi Note(Android) phone . I exported them to vcf file. Now I am trying to import that vcf file in to gmail account, it says imported 493 contacts out of 1893 ...
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My Nexus 5 suddenly stopped syncing google contacts, but all other google products are able to sync

just few days ago my Nexus 5 stopped syncing google contacts (all other google products are working) I am able to access all my contacts online via a browser as well as on my other android phone that ...
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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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import about 300 thousand numbers in android

i have generated a list of about 300 thousands of numbers with REGEX to a txt file, i know all of them are VALID (pattern i mean) and most of them (like 80%) are REAL numbers (from somebody) and now i ...
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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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What is best way to clean up my contact lists that are synced between Android and Gmail?

Most all of my contacts in gmail have been duplicated (sync issue?) and I also have quite a few outdated contacts to delete. I just figured out how to 'reverse' sync from my phone to gmail which has ...
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Google contacts background color change

From Dec 2017, I am using my new Android device attached with my old Google id. The contacts got automatically synced. And, works without any issues. But, today I have noticed that, one of the contact'...
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Dialed names are not shown (htc u11)

Contact name is stored in Google. But when I dial it, and finish the call, it shows only the number without name as if I don't have the name stored. And it only happens with my new stored numbers, and ...
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Android 7 - How to save new contacts to the phone

I have an Android 7.1.1 phone. Before I linked it to a Google account, new contacts would be saved to the phone itself (I think SIM card was also an option). Now That I've added my Google account, I ...
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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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I cannot stop my Google contact addresses from displaying in Maps

On my phone (Note 8, Android 7.1.1), when I go into Maps and Your Places, I see hundreds (around 400) of addresses from my contact list under the Labeled tab. Everything I've read says that if you ...
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Google Contacts Sync has stopped - Synchronisation problems with Google contacts

I installed Android miui 9. When i want to start google contacts and syncronate it get the message "google contacts sync has stopped Here's the logcat: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to get ...
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android contacts sync with google+ facebook

I'm using Pixel (XL), Phone by Google (1st generation) with Android 8.0.0, when I tap on Contacts app, some of my contains has photo and some do not(. How does one sync my existing contacts against ...
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How to unhide a contact address in Google Maps?

I accidentally hid a contact on Google Maps, thereby removing his/her address on the map. How do I undo this action?
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Wrong phone number for contacts are shown and called

I have a problem with the app 'Contacts' on my Android 7.1 Nougat (Wilefox Swift 2x). In this app both phone numbers from my google account and from whatsapp are synchronized. Sometimes the app ...
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Recovery of google contacts

my phone was stolen month ago and despite all my contacts were google contacts, I cannot find them in my account. I thought that if I save my contacts as google contacts, they will automatically ...
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Synchronize contacts between multiple devices

Is there a possibility to manage contacts together? Similar to the google calendar. For clubs that would be very handy.
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Gmail autocomplete — how to clear contact suggestions when composing a new message?

When I compose a new message in Gmail on my Android phone I'm offered several suggestions for the recipient (i.e. for the email's To: field) via an autocomplete function. These are often very old/...
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how come google contacts on web have no last name, only name

On my android the contacts have first and last name, where in contacts.google.com there's only a name field? I'm asking because whenever I change my name there I see no effect on my android device, ...
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Block list of whatsApp acount

When we block any number from whatsApp it goes to block list so if we want to remove that block list from my whatsApp account how it will be possible?
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how to back up contacts from oneplus one to google account

how do I backup my contacts from my oneplus one to google account or make a vcf file? i have tried to sync with setting>accounts>google>contacs(sync) on my phone but it doesn't save the contacts to ...
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Moto G 3rd generation only savings contacts info locally - not showing up on contacts.google.com

I was saving contact notes on the contacts app of the Moto G 3rd generation. I haven't checked the desktop https://contacts.google.com/preview/all in a while, and when I went there, I found that my ...
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how to offload contacts through USB?

I have an old Android phone with a broken USB port so that it doesn't charge properly. There are multiple Google accounts so that different contacts are associated with different accounts. Possibly, ...
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Are contact groups totally gone for Marshmallow?

I own a Sony XZ with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and I just upgraded from a 4.4 KitKat phone. Under Google Contacts you can add each user to one or many groups and these groups were visible under ...
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How to extract Google contacts pictures?

I would like to have all my Google contacts' pictures extracted in a folder, for instance in JPG format. I know that it's already possible to export all contacts including pictures, for instance via ...
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Retrieving my google contacts

My smart phone kept turning off and wouldn't power back up or stay on long enough to use it much unless I had it plugged into an electrical outlet; so I cancelled my cell phone service but continued ...