Backup contacts (G2) to gmail?


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  1. schmike

    schmike New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have done a search but being a moron i can't make head nor tale of this. Got a G2 and currently downloading the 2.1 update and wanted to back up my contacts so i dont have to re input them after update (it appears to wipe contacts) they are saved to the phone and not to the sim (which i believe if they were saved to sim it wouldnt be a problem after update). Now i have read something about backing up contacts to Gmail but can my contacts be backed up to gmail from my phone? if so how? maybe they are already? is there a way of checking this?

    Someone help a confused G2 user :D
     

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  2. chrisinsocalif

    chrisinsocalif Well-Known Member

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    I don't have an android phone, but if you go to your Contact list while checking Gmail or Google Voice from the web, are all the same contacts there? I have all my contacts in my Gmail/voice so when i get an android I will just sync them. Other than that i am not much of a help.
     
  3. schmike

    schmike New Member This Topic's Starter

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    When i go into gmail and click contacts it has one contact so im assuming my contacts havent sync'd auto to gmail from that? so now the question how do i get them to do this.

    thanks for the help, one question down :D
     
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    schmike New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Slight update, after checking my calender in gmail that appears to be sync'd but still my contacts dont show when i click contacts, very strange as i would have thought if it did one it would do all!! hmm

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    found this on another thread page

    If you want to convert all contacts on your phone to "google" contacts. Install the
    free application "ExportContacts". Run it and create a CSV on your SD-Disk. Delete
    all the contacts on your phone. Now edit the CSV in Excel or OpenOffice Calc and
    clear all the "notes". Go to your googlemail account contacts and import the csv
    file. Now go to your Hero and sync with google contacts. All your contacts are now
    back and will sync correctly without crashing. Hope this helps.

    seemed to work for me, woohoo! except all my facebook links are gone and now it wont link them haha, one probelm after the next
     

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