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Adding Contacts Via Phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lexluthor, May 17, 2011.

  1. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert
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    When adding contacts via the phone, is there any way to add them to the google contacts only as opposed to phone contacts?

    I don't see where it gives me a choice and it looks like it just adds them to both and creates a linked contact with both a google and phone contact entry.

    I then have to delink and delete the phone contact entry.

    Is there a better way to do this, other than just add the contacts in gmail itself?

    I have a Droid X running 2.2 stock.
     



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  2. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    Been a little while since I played with an X, but I know on my phone, when I click on Add for a new contact, there is a field at the top with a drop down box that lets me pick where the contact is saving (it defaults to Phone on mine, regardless of if I use the stock contact app, or Go Contacts), be it Phone, Google, etc. I would imagine most phones would have something similar when adding contacts..might just be kinda hidden and not obvious.
     
  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert
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    Pretty sure the DX does NOT give that option anywhere when adding a contact.

    Anyone else confirm what the best way to add a contact to just google contacts from the phone itself is?
     
  4. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert
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    So what are you all doing when you want to add a google contact via the phone?

    Doesn't seem possible to me.

    I'm surprised this doesn't come up more...unless I'm just missing something.
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions Android Expert

    I'm running the Gingerbread leak now and when you add a contact, there's a popup that lets you select where to add it. Also, you can set it in preferences.

    I can't remember the FroYo way of doing it but I know I used to add contacts on my phone and have them sync to the cloud. Have you hit the menu button and checked your preferences? Reviewed the contacts screen when you add a contact? I thought there was a drop down box - like the calendar, where you can choose what calendar to add an event to.
     
  6. bdclary

    bdclary Member

    On my phone (stock Froyo), I don't get an option to select where to add a contact. New contacts are added to both my Google contacts and my phone contacts.
     
  7. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'll have to test that again and see if that's how it works for me.

    I guess then you can de-link and delete the phone contact, leaving just the google contact?
     
  8. bdclary

    bdclary Member

    Yep, this is what I do.
     
  9. dcgeorge

    dcgeorge Lurker

    trying to add contacts to mi captivate and they are saved but do not show up in my list of contacts... not sure where they are going
     

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