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Old April 20th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Can't add Contacts to Groups - Can u help please?

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I'm an Android 'Virgin' and only just getting to grips with how my Ace works. I can't though, add any contacts to Groups! I'm using the sim from my previous phone and that has my contacts on. How do I get the info into Groups/Family (as an example) please?

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Not to worry! I've managed to suss it for myself.

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I don't know how to add my existing contacts to a group!!! Anyone know how?
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I can't view any of the answers about group contacts on this thread. Can somebody plz help???
I can create a new group on the samsung galaxy ace but cannot transfer my contacts to this group. Any ideas??
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Very simple: create a group, open it, left button --> add member, then select all members you want to add to that group.
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When i try to add members it says i have no contacts???

Also u have 19 replies to this post taht are prob useful as well but i can't view them. Any ideas
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Yep I am having the same trouble, any one sorted it yet :< !!!!!
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If you guys are using Google Contacts on your phone, those groups can only be edited and added on your browser on Google Contacts site. If you try to create a group on your phone, it will only detect Phone Contacts and NOT Google Contacts.
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copy all your sim contacts to phone memory first then

-> contacts -> groups -> + add members.....
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I to Like Ange, am a "virgin" android user I have the Galaxy Ace as well and have the same issue, can anyone help please?:

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I finally figured this out..even the user manual online didnt help!

just touch the contact on screen til it vibrates then in the pop up screen select add to group..it then brings up a list of thegroups for you to select.

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I finally figured this out..even the user manual online didnt help!

just touch the contact on screen til it vibrates then in the pop up screen select add to group..it then brings up a list of thegroups for you to select.

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I get the vibration and pop-up, but add to group isn't offered on the list.
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I get the vibration and pop-up, but add to group isn't offered on the list.
You need to import contacts from the sim to the phone. Once this is done you can then add contacts to groups.
You should have two contacts for each person, the phone memory contact and the sim memory contact.
You can only add contacts iinto groups from phones contact list not the sim contacts list.
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The (almost definite) reason that people are having problems is that they're saving their contacts as Google ones, rather than phone ones. Not their fault, there's a default setting that's likely to be doing it for them.

If your contacts are Google ones then, as said above, you can add them to Google groups through your Gmail account on the PC. But you can't add them to the phone's preset groups. The only way that you'll manage that is to change every contact to be a phone one (easiest way that I've found is to export them all to SD card, delete all from the phone, then import from SD card, choosing to save them as phone contacts when asked).

Obviously, to prevent future problems, if you're going to do this you also need to change the default setting to Phone. This can be found in Contacts, More, Settings, "Save new contacts to".

Having said that, my personal preference is to keep them as Google contacts & use Google's grouping, so that they sync with my Outlook contacts.
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I had the same issue on the Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich and have been going nuts trying to figure it out. This info helped except I had to dig to figure out the actual process. Here's how I got it to work.

Yes, you do need to transfer the phone contacts. I went to my contacts list and hit the settings button and selected Import/Export. I then selected Export to storage. Waited a second... then went over to the Groups page.

Again, after hitting the settings button I selected Import/Export - Import from storage.

Now I can type a contact's name into a group in the edit mode and it pops up!

Strange work around, but it worked for me.

Hope it helps.
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coming from nokia e51 to Sony xperia android. I feel that xperia or android people are simply senseless and stupid. They forgot to put in contact groups. Go sms/expandable app that i installed forgot to have a search feature to select contacts. I believe these people started making apps without a thorough study of requirements.
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Huh I have been using a galaxy Ace for a few months now with 2.3.6 & I can create groups. Its part of the default s/w.
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The (almost definite) reason that people are having problems is that they're saving their contacts as Google ones, rather than phone ones. Not their fault, there's a default setting that's likely to be doing it for them.
I'm having the same problem as everyone else. I have some Google contacts and some T-Mobile contacts (which I assume is a phone contact). When the menu for the contact pops up the options are different for google vs t-mobile, but neither has any group option.

When adding groups to Google contacts online, can you configure them (i.e. specific ringtones per groups, only ring for a certain group, etc.)?

I did notice that you can add contacts to Favorites. Is there a setting on the phone to only pick up calls that are listed as favorites, or do you need groups for that?

Also, I've noticed that people have recommended the "People" App. When I went to the Google Market the only People app I found was called "People Widget" There was a People app, but it was listed under Music, so I figured that wasn't the one y'all are referring to.

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You must ensure that the contacts you want to add to your group are stored on the phone memory and NOT sim card. If they are not on the phone you must copy them to the phone memory.

Go to contacts, left menu, choose Import/export then choose the " import from sim card " Add the contacts you want to copy to the phone memory. Once this is done go to the group and click left menu and add contacts and you will now be able to choose the ones you want in your group.

Hope this will help u guys who have problems with this.

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You must ensure that the contacts you want to add to your group are stored on the phone memory and NOT sim card. If they are not on the phone you must copy them to the phone memory.

Go to contacts, left menu, choose Import/export then choose the " import from sim card " Add the contacts you want to copy to the phone memory. Once this is done go to the group and click left menu and add contacts and you will now be able to choose the ones you want in your group.

Hope this will help u guys who have problems with this.

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I have the contacts on my phone memory. The problem I am having is that there is no "group" option on any menu in contacts.
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After trying to get this to work, I now have FOUR listings for each of my contacts and still can not get the groups to work.

My first priority is to reduce the number of duplications of each contact. HOW?

Second, how do you get the groups to work on the Galaxy Nexus?
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I've got the same problem, I'm at my wits end with this phone......... simple operations on any other phone I've ever had, are impossible on the Samsung Galaxy Ace.

Today I had a work colleague call me on his mobile as I wanted to save the number as a new contact....... after 30 minutes "faffing about" I managed to add his name to the number and add ( I thought) a new contact to my contacts list........ guess what, the new contact is nowhere to be seen.

I wish I had my old phone back.
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Check the display options in the contacts menu. You might have saved it to sim and the display option for sim is unchecked.
Open phonebook>left menu button>display

Android is really easy to use, granted a few things are different than the previous trend but it gets the job done better. It just takes a while getting used to it.
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If you guys are using Google Contacts on your phone, those groups can only be edited and added on your browser on Google Contacts site. If you try to create a group on your phone, it will only detect Phone Contacts and NOT Google Contacts.
Can i somehow transfer the groups from Google site at the phone for making use of them offline?
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copy all your sim contacts to phone memory first then

-> contacts -> groups -> + add members.....
my phone is a new samsung galaxy ace and i have been using android for the past 1 week. my problem is all my contacts are on the SIM memory , how to trfansfer it to the phone memory. Can you tell me the steps.? please.
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my phone is a new samsung galaxy ace and i have been using android for the past 1 week. my problem is all my contacts are on the SIM memory , how to trfansfer it to the phone memory. Can you tell me the steps.? please.
Open Contacts -> Press Menu Button -> Select More -> Import/Export -> Import From SIM
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i gave up on trying to use groups as the phone won't let you send an sms to more than 10 people anyway, and the only way to do it appeared to be to have 2 copies of every contact which is just irritating.
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Default Adding Android New Contacts to your Google Group.

I just worked out how to add logs entries on the Android and later add them to your Google System "My Contacts" Group. When adding a log entry to your contacts you get the option "Save Contacts to" Choose your Google Account. Create and save your contact.

You can see the new entries by going to your contacts and doing a search. Enter the start of their name and a list of matches will appear as you type. At the bottom of the matches is an option to "Search in all groups". Select this and you will see your new contact amongst the matches.

Of course this is clumsy so it is best to place them in your Google "My Contacts" group with the rest of your contacts. Once your Android has sync'd with your Google account, go online to your Google Contacts (Google.com/contacts) and you will find your new entry/s under "Other Contacts". Select your new contacts and then choose "Add to my contacts". Once your Google account has sync'd with your Android, your new cotact/s will be visible with your Google Contacts.
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Hello,

i have a problem with my email contacts on Samsung Galaxy TAB P5100. I usually send one letter to a group of conacts (about 200 members). I'm doing that on Outlook on my PC. Does anybody have an ideas how could i make it on my tablet? Is there any android email program, which contains email groups (many members, 200 and more)? Or is it any programs just to put contact group and when i push "CC"or ""BCC" on my new letter, it automatically show for me this group (now i see only my gmail conatacts). Thank you for the answer.
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My Galaxy S3 force closes every time I try to create a new group. All my contacts are under Google contacts and none are on my sim card.
Any ideas.
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That means it worked in the past?!?
Disable sync to Google account and try again.
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