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Old December 29th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help, I'm a new android user and I somehow lost my contacts. I can use the "search" button and find them manually, but they will not show up on my normal contact list. I even tried to put them in manually, but they won't stay on my list. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Help, I'm a new android user and I somehow lost my contacts. I can use the "search" button and find them manually, but they will not show up on my normal contact list. I even tried to put them in manually, but they won't stay on my list. Any help would be appreciated.
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Initially, this sounds like your contacts are not being synced to Google. By doing so, you can backup your contacts to your Google/Gmail account, so that they may be restored at any time and will probably stay on the phone. To sync your contacts, first enable wifi or data/3G, and make sure that the icon for either of those turns green (it means you're connected to Google's servers) after some time on their own. Then, go to System Settings, Accounts and Sync, and tap on your gmail account. On the screen that comes up from tapping your gmail account, tap Sync Contacts, and they should sync to Google.

Otherwise, if either you cannot sync your contacts or they are stored on your phone, not via Gmail, then go to your contacts (with all of your contacts in it), tap the menu key, then tap Import/Export, Export to SD card, OK, and you now have your contacts backed up to your phone. If ever you lose your contacts again, follow the same procedure except tap Import from SD card, and then choose the file you saved (it's a .vcf), and you'll have your contacts back.
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Also try going to the phone/contacts, press the settings button and go to "contacts to display", select your google account, also you may have to scroll down and select "all others".

Like Artine suggested, get those names backed up with sync or export them to a safe location. Keep in mind if you sync and import, all your contacts will be there twice, making more work to remove the doubles, lol.
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Is there an easy way to transfer contacts from one account over to another? I have old contacts synced to an old gmail account that I want to keep on my new account. I suppose I could just export and then import, but is there another way?
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Export and import is the only way I'm aware of, unless you want to add the old gmail account to the phone as an additional account and only sync the contacts from it.
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