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Support Changes to Google contacts in Gmail don't update on phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BBOOZE, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. BBOOZE

    BBOOZE Well-Known Member
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    I've seen plenty of discussion on this but no concrete solutions so here goes.

    I have a T-Mobile G2 using Android 2.2.

    Up to this point I've been able to add/modify contacts on my phone and have them update with My Contacts in Gmail. This part of it works perfectly.

    However, I just made a bunch of modifications to my contacts using Gmail on the desktop but none of the changes are updated to my phone. I have my gmail account on my phone set to sync contacts so I'm not sure what is going on.

    Oddly, changes I make in Gmail to a contact (change name, for instance) update my phone just fine but NEW contacts I create in Gmail don't seem to get updated on my phone.
     

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  2. BBOOZE

    BBOOZE Well-Known Member
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    Oh crap I figured it out just as I posted this.

    I've been separating my contacts for those that are husband/wife. Before, I had them as just one contact (i.e. Joe and Jane Smith) with all their phone numbers and emails in there. But I find that cumbersome so I've been splitting Joe and Jane into two different contacts. The mistake I made when I created a "Jane" contact is that I never deleted her phone number from the "Joe" contact (which had previously been a combination of the two). So I guess having the same number in two contacts confused Google so it kept the original. As soon as I deleted Jane's phone number from Joe's contact, Jane showed up in my phone contacts.

    Solved!
     
  3. Martimus

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    Good job on figuring it out!
     
  4. LickTheEnvelope

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  5. sigma pi

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    Hi first post :D

    I got the CSV file off my old phone and put it into google contacts on my gmail.

    I set it to sync with the G2. Names have come in but no numbers :( what did i do wrong?
     
  6. sigma pi

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    never mind all the numbers are not up top on the contact page. They are all on the bottom. I have to go through every one to put them at the top -______-
     
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