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How can I import a VCARD file (contact information) via a QR code into Android contacts?

Just as a clarification for the other answers: This will depend on the app you use to scan the code - that app must support the VCARD format. On recent Android versions (since Android 8, I believe) ...
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Remove/hide contacts of one account when multiple Google accounts are added to phone

Once they are synced, you need to remove them yourself. To Stop them syncing Go to Settings Account sand Backup (or Accounts and Sync) Select Manage Accounts (or accounts are displayed anyway) Select ...
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How can I import a VCARD file (contact information) via a QR code into Android contacts?

On recent Android versions the camera app has a built-in QR code reader. If you point the camera on the QR code a small text containing the contact name John Doe - as shown in the screenshot (from a ...
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How to restore Contacts from a filesystem backup?

In order to restore contacts (and other providers for that matter it seems), you must restore all content com.android.provider.* directories under both /data/data/ and /data/user_de/0/. When I do that,...
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How can I import a VCARD file (contact information) via a QR code into Android contacts?

I have by chance stumbled upon this app on F-Droid, which can import it. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.secuso.privacyFriendlyCodeScanner/ It appears that the Vcard and the QR code were fine but ...
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Can WhatsApp be used without granting contacts permission?

Try installing Shizuku and App-Ops from Play Store. And activate Shizuku using PC or root and activate App-Ops via Shizuku. Then in App-Ops, navigate to WhatsApp, and after pressing it, go to contacts ...
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Any way to retrieve deleted phone contacts?

Data recovery of deleted contacts depends upon how the data is stored in the device, if your contacts are stored inside the phone’s internal storage, they will be deleted permanently. If the contacts ...
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How to Add Google Account Without Syncing Contacts on android

Before adding the account, simply disable or take away contact permissions from the apps which are getting messed up. You can then go on to disable contact sync settings and enable or give the apps ...
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Can WhatsApp be used without granting contacts permission?

The technical answer is no, there is no way to send a message to a new person without giving the app access to your contacts. You can, in certain cases, receive messages, but only if someone else who ...
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Duplicating a contact in the Samsung contacts app

Inspired by @RohitGupta's answer, I've found an easier solution without involving eMail: Open the desired contact Select Share Select VCF Select any text editor to share with (I've used "Simple ...
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Duplicating a contact in the Samsung contacts app

The only way I know is to email it yourself - Open Contacts Find Contact Open the desired Contact Select Share Select VCF Select Email Email it to yourself Open Email Click on attachment Agree to ...
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