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Support Cleaning up a really messed up contacts list

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tcfulmer, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. tcfulmer

    tcfulmer Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 29, 2010
    Just switched my wife from a Samsung Instinct S30 to an Evo. Moved her contacts over via bluetooth. What I didn't know is that she has a completely disorganized contact list. Multiple listings for each person. A different contact name for each different kind of phone number. For example, Cell Jane Smith, Home Jane Smith, Work Jane Smith, etc.

    I am trying to figure out the easiest way to combine them all into single contacts like they should be which brings up a few questions.

    If I export to a .vcf file, I could import that into her google account that currently has no contacts. If I then delete the contacts out of her phone and then import from google will she lose any of the data that was given to google?

    Is there a way to export as .vcf, edit the file, delete existing contacts and then import not using google?


  2. RestivoBC

    RestivoBC Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    I would import all the contacts to your Gmail, organize them there, then the EVO will sync with those contacts.

    If you import directly to the phone, I don't think they will be "Google" contacts, they just get saved to the phone.

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