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  1. spman

    spman Well-Known Member


    I am new to S4, this is my first smartphone. SIM card, phone and memory card can store information. Please recommend me what is the best practice that you would store contacts, SMS and other stuff, and how to set it?

    Where are the contacts list stored? Where are the SMS stored?


  2. jamsterdm

    jamsterdm Well-Known Member

    Phone and sync with Google mail. Personally I have mine on my phone only and export to SD and PC once a month to be safe
  3. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    All of those will default to saving to the phone.

    You will have a Google account now and you are given the opportunity during the setup process to sync some of your information such as contacts, email and calendar. That way it is stored on Google's servers as well as your phone. The big benefit of this is that you won't lose any of this information if you lose your phone.

    Although it is possible to store some information on the SIM, I cannot imagine a good reason to do so nowadays.

    In short, if you went through the normal setup process for a new phone, everything is probably already set up just as you need.
  4. spman

    spman Well-Known Member

    Where is the google account in S4?
  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    Swipe down with one finger from the top of the screen and tap on the cog icon. Then select the Accounts tab at the top.

    Your Google account will be in the top list headed "My accounts".
  6. Nick The Great

    Nick The Great Well-Known Member

    I don't store any contacts on the phone. All to Google
  7. spman

    spman Well-Known Member

    Is it a must to use google account? Can I not use google account and can I save contacts, SMS and other stuff in memory card?
  8. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    You do have a choice as to what you store where so no, you don't need to store your contacts for example on Google's servers.

    You do have to use a Google account though but you can restrict its use to logging into Google Play if you want.
  9. spman

    spman Well-Known Member

    How do you set where to store contacts, SMS... ?

    How do you restrict Google account its use to logging into Google Play?

    I am sorry if it seems like really noob questions. This is my first smartphone and I really appreciate any help. Thanks a lot.

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