[Fixed]Unwanted google contacts...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by abidroid, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. abidroid

    abidroid Member
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    Hi all

    I'm a newbie, so please be gentle. I have no doubt that there is a very obvious solution to this problem, but I just can't figure it out. :thinking:

    When I synched my Hero with my google account, it imported all the contact associated with that account. I actually don't use gmail as my primary email but as a secondary work/spam type account, so obviously I have a lot of addresses and contacts saved in there that I never use. These are now all clogging up my contacts list on the Hero.

    Firstly, I can't seem to actually delete a contact. How the heck do you do this? Clicking on them seems only to bring up 'call' and 'text' options. I have quite a lot I want to delete, so this is a problem.

    Secondly, if I do at a later stage want to associate my phone with a different gmail address - perhaps a new one I've set up specifically for use with the phone then how easy will this be? Will I have to do a 'factory reset' to synch it with the new account, or is there a 'switch user' option or similar?

    many thanks - this is a total pain!
     

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  2. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member
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    Ok, so first of all if you don't want to see Google Contacts in your People app you should do this:

    go to People > press Menu(physical button) > View > and uncheck Google

    And secondly you don't need to do a factory reset to change google account.

    (c)http://androidforums.com/htc-hero/9945-fixed-i-want-use-different-gmail-account.html
     
  3. abidroid

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    Oh thank you - what a quick and helpful response! I did do a search for this topic, but it didn't come up with that one...

    Seems to have worked. Hurrah!
     
  4. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member
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    Always welcome
     
  5. Windy

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