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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question No sync to Google Contacts only when creating a contact on the phone

I have a strange synchronisation problem with Google Contacts.
  • When I create, modify or delete contacts on Google Contacts (on my PC), they synchronise almost immediately to my phone.
  • When I modify or delete contacts on my phone, they sync within a minute or so to Google Contacts (on my PC).
  • But, when I create a contact on my phone, it will not sync at all to my Google Contacts, even if I wait an entire day.
Any idea how to fix this last problem? If I'm out and I add a contact to my phone, I would expect it to synchronise to Google Contacts.

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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a strange synchronisation problem with Google Contacts.
  • When I create, modify or delete contacts on Google Contacts (on my PC), they synchronise almost immediately to my phone.
  • When I modify or delete contacts on my phone, they sync within a minute or so to Google Contacts (on my PC).
  • But, when I create a contact on my phone, it will not sync at all to my Google Contacts, even if I wait an entire day.
Any idea how to fix this last problem? If I'm out and I add a contact to my phone, I would expect it to synchronise to Google Contacts.
Seems like you're not saving the contact to your Google account. Whenever you create a contact, it probably asks you where to save it. If you say anything other than Google (eg, Phone, SIM), it will not sync. Simply choose Google instead and it will sync.

If you don't get the option, look in your menus for the default saving location. It is likely not Google.
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Yes, that was the problem, thank you!

It was not in the settings, but instead (as you suggested) in the creation. The location was not obvious to me, but once you pointed it out, I was able to spot it. Fortunately, the application remembers my last setting.
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