Google Contact Sync


  1. Jreitnauer7

    Jreitnauer7 Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone,

    This is my first Android phone, coming from the Blackberry Bold. I am having trouble syncing all of my contacts from my phone to Google. The only contacts that are syncing are the ones that have a gmail account on them. All of my other phone numbers/contacts are syncing? What am I doing wrong?

    Sorry for being a noob to Android.

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  2. Sabatour

    Sabatour New Member

    Just picked up my new phone today and i have the same question - sort of. It seems to be syncing my google contacts from the All Contacts list inside of Google. I thought i had read it would only sync the My contacts list - is there a setting somewhere i am missing?
  3. rob989_69

    rob989_69 Well-Known Member

    Easiest thing to do is sync your contacts to gmail first, then it'll auto sync with your phone.
  4. ay42

    ay42 Member

    I have my contacts sorted into groups in google,but on the phone contacts it dumps all of the contacts into the 'google' group. Further annoying is that it doesn't appear to be possible to move contacts OUT of the google group and into the groups that the phone has.

    Any idea how to get the phone app to use google's contact groups?
  5. Sledutah

    Sledutah Well-Known Member


    I was just searching for the same thing.
  6. Theojt

    Theojt Member

    I used Groupy to get around it. Seems to work.
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  7. NOSintake

    NOSintake Well-Known Member

    Are you choosing the option to display the correct thing? Go into Contacts, hit the menu key, and select display options. That should show you how your contacts are displayed. I also have mine set to only show contacts with numbers, so email addresses don't get synced
  8. rlb4

    rlb4 Well-Known Member

    What do you do if you ever want to find someone's email?
  9. shavald

    shavald Member

    Sorry for being so new, but what is "groupy" ??
  10. shavald

    shavald Member

    Sorry for being so new, but what is "groupy" ??
  11. Sabatour

    Sabatour New Member

    Found some info on this - it looks like if you add your gmail account "normally" it will sync your contacts with your All Contacts list rather than the expected My Contacts. The only way around this that i have found is to add your gmail account via exchange settings (m.google.com) this will sync with the expected My Contacts list as intended by Google. So what i did was add my gmail account normally and set it to not sync contacts / email / cal and went back and added it again via exchange and had that sync everything.
  12. NOSintake

    NOSintake Well-Known Member

    Reverse the steps I would assume. I personally don't have too many issues with not displaying the emails, but that's the only thing I can think of.
  13. Theojt

    Theojt Member


    Groupy is an app found in Market. It keeps the groups organized as they are in Gmail Contacts.

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