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Android Contact Syncing with Gmail and Outlook

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by young707, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. young707

    young707 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Seeking advice on Android "contact" Syncing.

    Can I delete the entire "contact" list in my Android phone?

    Is there anyway for me to export the entire Android contact list to somewhere else, such as, to my computer or gmail?
    In Android, Settings
     



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  2. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    When you select the account the sync options are with regard to that account. Since you selected gmail, those settings are only relevant to gmail. Sync implies bidirectional if "one way" is not specified. Sync Contacts refers to the syncing of contacts. Sync gmail refer to the syncing of email.

    File->Open->Import in Outlook. Don't forget Google -- this info is easily found if you don't know the answer. You need to export contacts from gmail to CSV.

    Are you looking to do a one-time export/import or are you actually looking to sync contacts with Outlook? What you exactly intend to do makes a difference in the option that you should choose.
     
  3. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> All applications -> Contacts -> Clear data.
     
  4. young707

    young707 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your answers.

    If I update either Android contact or Gmail contact,
    for example adding new email address or change mobile phone, at the Android,
    when I perform the syncing at the Android, are the how does the Android know not to take the Gmail contact old mobile number?

    Does Android know it should keep the most recent contact update, either in Gmail or at the mobile phone?
     
  5. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Use Thunderbird. It syncs flawlessly
     
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  6. young707

    young707 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am using Samsung Galaxy GT-I5800. At settings > Applications > Manage Applications >
    I cannot find All Applications, nor Contacts.

    I still do not know how to delete the entire contact list.
     
  7. jimdroid

    jimdroid Android Expert

    Settings->Applications->Manage Applications->All->Contacts Storage is what you want.

    If you are on an OS earlier than 2.2, there is just one list of apps, I think, so just look for Contacts Storage, then clear its data.
     
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  8. young707

    young707 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OK. I found it. This Android 2.2 is
    settings > Applications > Manage Applications > (right button click > filter > select filter options > All > contacts > "clear data.

    Thank you.
     
  9. Leon14

    Leon14 Newbie

    Just wanted to add my first contact to new phone. Typed in the name and phone number and hit "Done". When I go to "Contacts" it says "You don't have any contacts to display". Why not??
     
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