Support Noob contact sync question....

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brettd03, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. brettd03

    brettd03 Member
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    Love the phone, and love the helpful community. Droid Incredible.

    Am I missing something on the sync with gmail contacts? I want to be able to add a contact on the phone, if I am out and not near a pc...then have it be on my gmail contacts on the pc when i get home.

    I tried it the other night, and it wasnt there...noob question, i know, but what am i missing here?

    Dont care about facebook, etc...just regular contacts.

    TIA
     

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  2. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member
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    People->Add Contact. On that screen is a drop down. The default is "Phone", but you can select "Google".
     
  3. rapidsandroid

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    When you add a contact on either phone or computer, the contacts are sync instantly. What I have found is that sometimes adding a contact via phone that they are labeled differently in Gmail as stared on Android.
    Log into Gmail then Contacts
    Ensure the number of My Contacts and All Contacts are the same. If not, click on All Contacts, find the contact you added and is missing from My Contacts, then click Move to My Contacts.
    They should all appear now in Gmail. Welcome to forum!
     
  4. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member
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    This is fine if you create it as a Google contact, but let's be clear that a Phone contact will not auto sync with Google. I had to go back and redo a lot of my contacts because of this.
     
  5. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member
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    WOW, u don't have to be argumentative & if I was a moderator I would think your reply is borderline on violation of zero tolerance policy. OK. Maybe I should have been clearer and exact in my answer to help. For me, I have all of my contacts as Google contacts by default...I don't use phone contacts; therefore they sync automatically and if one is missing in my Gmail, then the steps I noted fixes the issue for me.
     
  6. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member
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    Who is argumentative? I was adding to your post, more or less. I was preventing confusion for the OP since you didn't acknowledge that there is a difference between phone contacts (the default type) and Google contacts. Sounds like you're being a bit defensive, but I wasn't saying you are wrong. :thinking:

    And for the record, I am a moderator on multiple forums with at least 500 regular daily users. If you can point out where I was argumentative, I would be curious to see.
     

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