Go Back   Android Forums > Archived Android Devices > Archived Phones > LG Thrive

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old August 3rd, 2011, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Way around 100-contact limit in phone book?

Hi - I'm thinking of getting this phone, but I noticed in the specs that there is room in the phone book for 100 contacts. I have way more than that!

Are there apps available for larger, more powerful phone books? Would a higher capacity SD card make a difference? Or is it a hardware limitation that there's no way around?

Thanks for any tips. I'm new to Android, in fact new to any kind of smartphone.

Advertisements
EricaC is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 4th, 2011, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Do you have a Google account ready to sync with the Thrive? If you have set up your contacts & calendar in Gmail online, after you get the phone, you'll be prompted to "sign in" and sync with your Google account (Settings>Accounts & sync). The phone will then pull down all of your Gmail contacts & your Google calendar.

Although the phone is capable of being used without syncing with Google, it is limited, as you've noted, with only 100 contacts available, and probably similar limitations with the calendar.

If you sync with Google, though, not only will all of your data be backed up in the Google "cloud" online, but you're virtually unlimited in the # of contacts you can add (I believe problems only start occurring after about 9000 contacts).

Remember that syncing uses data, though, so if you don't have an unlimited plan, consider syncing over wifi whenever you can..

I have about 200 (Google synced) contacts, no problem. One caveat; when you go to create a new contact on the phone, for some reason it defaults to the "phone" type, instead of the synced-Google type. You have to manually change it. If you don't want to sync with Google, your other choice is to store your contacts on your SIM card.
Daug is offline  
Last edited by Daug; August 4th, 2011 at 09:04 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

LG Thrive
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The LG Thrive is AT&T's first ever prepaid smartphone and it also happens to be an Android Phone. AT&T calls this service option GoPhone and it requires absolutely no long-term contract- a great option for budget conscious shoppers who ... Read More

Tags
address book, contacts, phone book


Go Back   Android Forums > Archived Android Devices > Archived Phones > LG Thrive
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:36 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.