Noob's question on google contacts


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  1. EnochRoot

    EnochRoot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi there, need a little advice as this will be my first Android mobile.

    I have about 300-odd contacts on my Gmail account - most, if not all, have no telephone number information on them, but I am guessing they still get copied over to the phone? Such that I will have a contact card on the phone that has no number, just an email?

    I don't email that much from my phone, so it seems pointless having most of these "email only" contacts on my phone.

    Secondly, a number of these contacts are named by email address i.e. some contact names appear as "doug1986" simply because Gmail has taken it from the email address doug1986@whatever.com. I really rather not have these synced across tot he mobile as they are old addresses (which I still dont want to delete).

    Can I pick and choose what gets synced?

    I hope this makes sense!!

    Thanks!
     

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  2. ILoveMyDroid

    ILoveMyDroid Well-Known Member

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    If you are avidly using an android device, get used to getting on gmail because your going to need to to sync a few things. what you can do is sync the ones you want by actually getting the phone numbers. when i added new contacts to my phone, all i had to do was add their name and all of the contact information was synced. try it out by first entering those tedious numbers in on gmail.


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  3. EnochRoot

    EnochRoot Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Crikey! Talk about a quick reply! :D

    I use Gmail alot and I am happy to sync my phone with every google product i use. I will do what you suggest and have a good ticker round with it.

    many thanks.
     
  4. nekromantik

    nekromantik Well-Known Member

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    Slightly off topic but I have similar issue with facebook, can you choose not to import all facebook friends onto your phone as contacts?? I just wanna be able to use facebook on the Desire but not have all my facebook people on my contacts.
     
  5. ILoveMyDroid

    ILoveMyDroid Well-Known Member

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    yes you can once you enter the name of your desired synced contact their phone number profile picture and e-mail will be automatically synced. :D
     
  6. Lawz

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    people -> menu button -> view
    and choose which contacts you want to see, and which you dont.

    Allows you to only view contacts which actually have a phone number, as well as to view or hide facebook 'friend' contacts, but you can still link your normal contacts to their facebook account.
     
  7. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Untick Show auto gmail contacts. I believe selecting this means it will add every person you ever email from your gmail account as a new contact, unticking it means it will only sync the group of contacts you use on your phone (I think)
     

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