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Can I add contacts without them showing up in gmail?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by wonderbread, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member
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    I am going to be an Android owner soon (HTC Incredible) but one thing I am concerned about is the privacy of my phone contacts. I heard that Android phones will automatically backup your phone contacts to gmail. I would prefer not to have my phone contacts anywhere but on my phone.

    How can I ensure that contacts I add to my phone do not get synced to gmail or other online service?
     

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  2. Titaniac

    Titaniac Well-Known Member
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    No luck on the link. I get the following error:
    No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link please notify the administrator.

    Thanks...
     
  3. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member
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    Click on the link on IOWA's signature that says:

    "New user? Got a question? Click here to visit my FAQ!"

    Or you can just click the link below:

    IOWA's FAQ Link
     
  4. bluenova

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    Quite simple really. You have 3 kinds of contacts on Android phones SIM, Phone and Google. SIM is obviously contacts stored on your sim card. Phone are contacts only stored on the phone and Google are contacts synced with Google. So if you setup your contacts as Phone contacts they will not be synced.
     
  5. IOWA

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    Yeah my faq got moved around a couple of times lol
     

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