Questions tagged [google-contacts]

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

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Possible to hide contacts (either in Contacts list or as suggested options when typing text address)?

I have hundreds of old contacts I haven't texted in almost a decade. It's annoying when, when typing in the name of the person I want to send a text to, there are 10 "John"s that pop up, but 9 of them ...
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PhoneBook Contacts application crashes every time I select a contact to call - Android

re.: PhoneBook Contacts application closes sharply every time I select a contact to call - Android 5.0.2 Call menu is made of 3 selection options: 1. Fast selection ( no entries) 2. Last calls ...
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Google Contacts Always displays “Getting contacts. This may take a while…”

I completed set up for my new Pixel 2 a few days ago, but Google Contacts always displays: Getting contacts This may take a while... (image full size) It appears that all my contacts have ...
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Contacts in google vs contacts in iCloud

I was a long-time user with apple, I knew that when I update my contacts in my iPhone it would be updated in the iCloud, I knew that when I update my contacts in my iCloud it would be updated in my ...
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Why Google Contacts can't work properly?

So i need to import contacts to my Google Account. What i want is, delete all contacts i already have and import a CSV list, and only the contacts on this CSV list will be active on my account. I ...
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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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Transfer whatsapp to other phone in dual space contacts sync problem

I transferred my whatsapp from an old htc 728g phone to a new xiaomi a3 mobile. I use an app called dual space to use whatsapp.now I am unable to see my contacts as names though I see their numbers in ...
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Whatsapp sync contact only from gmail account

By mistake, I added a Gmail account to my android mobile. Now that I have removed, I can see only contact from old account(which is correct) but my whatsapp and telegram synced the contacts from both ...
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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 hide blocked contact in Google Phone or Contacts app?

I'm using stock android and I've blocked contact in Google Phone app so is there a way to hide that contact is blocked from recent or contacts tab?
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android birthday reminder

I have a simple request: how can I get notified of birthdays from contacts I have saved in android? Ideally, I am not looking for 3rd party apps (with ads, unchecked handling of contacts...), but for ...
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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

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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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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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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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 ...