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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Contact management on Droid2 is big bucket of fail

TL;DR: Droid 2 is syncing all contacts -- hundreds of unwanted ones. How do I get it to not do that?

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Okay, so I know I'm not the only person to have posted about this given my extensive Googling of the problem to try to solve it on my own.

Nothing seems to be working, so I figured I would give this a shot. I have a new Droid 2 from Verizon and it is a Motorola phone.

ALL my Google contacts have been dumped on the phone. I have already verified that is ALL contacts, not just "My Contacts" and there doesn't seem to be any way to get it to just My Contacts.

I tried creating a group in the GMail contacts list for just the phone numbers I wanted, but there is zero way to get to that list. The only options I have when I open up Contacts in terms of filtering is All Contacts/Google contacts/Phone contacts. (The latter has no contacts in it because I prefer to have my phone numbers synced as a backup.)

My contact list is so large that when I go to text someone or pull up the contact list, it takes about five minutes for the list to propagate. All I want is my own user-defined list -- and have NO other contacts on the phone (not just filtered out, although I would take that, but not existing, period). The GMail app would be able to find any other contact anyways, so I don't need it in the actual phone book.

I've looked everywhere on Google and it seems like no solutions out there seem to exist for me. All I want is to limit my contact list.

I used to have Facebook and Twitter under Social Networking as well, but that just made my contacts list even worse so I got rid of those. Ideally I would like to get these back as well and just have them leave my contacts list alone.

Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Old October 29th, 2010, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I only have 100 or so contacts. I don't sync them at all. I just imported them from outlook.
You could delete all of your contacts and start over. I'm aware that may take you a while.
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