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2 contacts merging in Droid but not Gmail

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by robbrue, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. robbrue

    robbrue Lurker
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    My father and I have the same name but I go by Robbie and he goes by Robert. The contact that I keep on myself and the contact that I keep on my dad are being merged into one contact on the phone. When I bring up contacts on my Gmail web page they are totaly seperate though. I tried deleting all of my dads info out of the contact on my phone and make a whole new contact with his inf and they just merged again :thinking:. The contact in my phone shows my dads name with the Sr. suffix and all, it has his Facebook picture showing but has both of our phone numbers and address listed under the one contact. There is also a green dot listed next to the contact. Can anyone help?

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  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    When editing the combined contact, press the Menu button and select Separate. I don't have any combined contacts to verify this, but if this isn't exactly right, it should be pretty close.
  3. robbrue

    robbrue Lurker
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    Thanks, your right it was "Separate". I must have hit "Join" at some point when I was editing. I am going to guess that the green dot next to the name indicates a "Joined" contact.
    While we are on the subject what does "Revert" do?
  4. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    The "join" can happen automatically. It's not a "bug" per se, because it is intentional behavior. Quite a few people don't like it though, including me. I believe it has something to do with the ability to sync with multiple online contact lists (i.e. Gmail, Facebook, etc.).

    I think when you "separate" contacts, it somehow flags the contacts so they are not subject to automatic joining. Though I have never tried it, I imagine that "revert" would remove this flag, allowing the automatic joining to resume.
  5. drbayside

    drbayside Lurker

    I had the same problem. Typed in the issue in google search (Two of my contacts merged on my droid but are separate on Gmail contacts) Your reply helped and saved me a lot of time a frustration.

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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