The best explanation I could find online:
People Details is a new sync service related to the recent release of
Google Play Games. It was pushed to most (if not all) android devices
recently. Its purpose is to tie you together across all Google Play
services (the separate services available from the Google Play
screen). The idea is to maintain a ...
Disable the Google Contacts Sync app (Settings -> Apps -> All -> GoogleContactsSyncAdapter -> Disable) and reboot, then try adding a contact again. If this does not help and you have rooted your Android then you can delete /system/app/GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk with a file browser (but take a backup first!).
Either way, next time you create a ...
Contacts is for syncing contacts with Google contacts. The information is the one specified by Android contacts (email, phone number, etc)
People details is for syncing information with Google play and Google+, such as the Google+ profile picture, fit, Play game profiles, etc. The information is Google-specific.
Answer originally from here: How to edit the "ME" contact?
Open Google+ on your phone.
Go into Settings / Your Name firstname.lastname@example.org / Contacts.
Check "Keep contacts up to date".
Go into Settings / Sync / Google.
Disable Contacts Sync. Wait a few seconds, re-enable it.
Wait a few more seconds, and the My Info entry should now have a Google+ ...
Don't use the phone/dialer app to edit contacts: use the main People app (it's called Contacts on some non-Nexus phones). From that app, when you click the contact you want, it displays that contact, and you can click the pencil icon on the action bar (at the top) to edit the contact. (The icon might look different on your phone, because most manufacturers ...
Go into your contacts. Open the contact you want to personalize the message tone. Click "edit". Then scroll down to the bottom and click on "ADD ANOTHER FIELD". Tap to put a check mark beside "Message tone" then tap "OK". Then tap on "Message tone" and your options should come up e.g. Media storage, Zedge, etc. Tap which option you want to choose the ...
No 3rd party utilities or cloud services needed for that. On the "old device":
open your contacts app
enter its menu
select to export to SD card
Now you should find a file named 0001.vcf on the SD card (internal or external, depends on what the device has). Copy that to the new device, e.g. via Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot. then, on the new ...
For Android device follow below steps :
Go to Chrome & visit https://contacts.google.com
Select the contact whose photo you want.
Tap on option, select export & select Google CSV.
Then the file will be downloaded.
Open that file in excel sheet (WPS office or MS office Android app).
Go to column name photo & select and copy the URL.
Paste it on ...
In contrast to the comment from Zlatty, I was very pleased to learn that the pro version of xprivacy can do just that. I use it to allow whatsapp selective access to contact book entries only if I know that the person in question is already registered with whatsapp.
Blocking contacts by default:
Allowing partial access:
First, make sure that your contacts from your old phone were saved as Google contacts. You can do that by going to: http://www.google.com/contacts from any computer and login in with the Google account you used on your old phone.
If your contacts are there - you're in luck. Just add this Google account to your new phone and the contacts will be synced.
The same thing happened to me over a year ago. My contacts are still messed up because I noticed the problem only over a month after it had happened and I had also done enough changes on both my phone and Google web that I didn't dare trying a roll back to a backup that I had taken myself. So, I've just lived with it and cleaned up the contacts as I've run ...
You can do this on android by going to contacts, then groups tab.
You then need to click the menu button and create a new group. Give it a name and choose a ring tone then click add members and click select all (top left). This will add all your stored 'known' contacts to the group, and will use the selected ringtone for their incoming calls.
Anyone who ...
Download Shelter - an open source app from F-droid or GitHub. Quoting the developer, use cases
Run “Big Brother” apps inside the isolated profile so they cannot access your data outside the profile
“Freeze” (disable) background-heavy or seldom-used apps when you don’t need them. This is especially true if you use apps from Chinese ...
Compared to my first answer, there is another (simpler) solution that also worked for me:
Use the MyLocalAccount App to create a local account. You can then easily sync your contacts with your PC using MyPhoneExplorer.
An alternative seems to be offered directly from the device:
The Windows Phone 7.5 operating system makes it easy to transfer contacts. Tap the arrow to go to the second page menu. On here you’ll find a simple Contacts Transfer app, tap it and make sure Bluetooth is switched on in your Nokia Lumia
This should (hopefully) be valid for ...
Go to google messenger app. (The new SMS app from Google) -> go into a conversation with the contact you want to change colors -> press the three dots on top -> pick People & options -> around the end you'll see a small color palette where you can go in and change the color.
It seems that it currently works ONLY for people you texted (only through the ...
I can't find a way to change the color of a contact either, but did find an inconvenient workaround. It's really only useful for a few contacts (I just cared about those on speed dial).
Find a contact with the color you do want, then change the name and number. Then make a new contact for the one whose information you deleted (or switch them). The color ...
I think there is no native way of doing that, and I have not seen any app that does it.
From my experience, the best way is via WhatsappWeb. I used this quite a few times.
Select the target conversation, on the left.
Click on the conversation name, at the top.
Make sure all files are loaded, by scrolling/waiting.
Select all files you want.
I came up with a solution for this myself. Instead of writing a complete android app, I found out that Automate itself has SQLite function blocks. So I just wrote a flow to accomplish this and it can be found at
Preview of that flow:
Preview of that flow (click to enlarge)
For users with Ice Cream Sandwich:
Using the stock messaging app, you can attach contacts to the message either on "Text" or "vCard" formats.
When writing the message:
Touch the device "menu";
Touch the desired method.
You will then be presented with your contacts list to ...
I found the solution, at least for me:
Go to the Google+ app on your phone;
Go to setting in Google+ app;
Click on contacts;
Click so the "Keep contacts up to date" check box is selected;
Check my local profile (Me).
One solution that worked for me is the following:
Host your own instance of ownCloud, then sync your contacts via CalDav (Google Play or for free at F-Droid).
Alternatives would be CardDAV for contacts and ICalSync2 for calendars.
For another (simpler) solution see my second answer.
I looked into this some time ago and at least then it was not possible super easily.
The best tip I found (which I haven't tried out myself as it applies to rooted devices only and I haven't yet taken that plunge) was from a Reddit thread that discussed the question.
The thread points to an Exposed Framework module called DonkeyGuard. The developer ...
Same happened to me on my NOTE 3, and what I found was I had inadvertently TURNED OFF the CONTACTS app.
On Samsung phones go to Settings, General tab, Application Manager scroll to the last page labeled "TURNED OFF". Click on the app you need to turn on and select Turn On.
That did it for me.
Go to the Settings app (not the settings in the Contacts app). Go to the list of apps (Apps or Applications manager) and change from Downloaded to All. Find an app in the list called Contacts storage and click on it. There you can see how much storage it's using. Since this app only stores your contacts, all that storage is being used for your contacts. (...
..., but if it is not possible, do you know of a simple reminder app that does not ask for full Internet access?
The topic is also discussed in the Google forum for the calender application and indeed there seem to be only workarounds.
There is also an app mentioned, which does provide the notifications for the birthdays and does not need Internet access: ...