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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Organon, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Organon

    Organon Member
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    I've had this phone for month or so and I think it's the best phone I've ever had. One thing that has been bothering me is the contacts can be somewhat of a hassle on Android phones.
    My problem is that I found out that I was missing a friends number, so I looked him up on the yellow pages and found his phone no. I started a text message and just started to type in the number (was going to save his number later) but after 2 digits my friends name came up as a suggestion. But when I look in my Contacts he is no where to be seen, and if I want to call him and start typing his number in he does not come up?! So what am I missing/doing wrong?


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  2. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    Your contacts list is probably set to view phone contacts only
    The search has probably detected your friend's number on your SIM card
  3. Burner2004

    Burner2004 Member

    Go to Contacts -> menu (left button-next to home) -> More -> Display Options

    There play with the options, usually I would suggest to have ur contacts in ur sim or phone. Also check the synchronization settings there.
    Tweak the options and his number and name will appear :)

    I hope I helped.
  4. Organon

    Organon Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah that's what I was thinking but I just checked my SIM and he's not even listed there.

    Thanks but I tried that already with no success. It's set to show contacts with a phone number only and every option under phone is set to on.

    Edit: I found out that if I set it to show my contacts in the google optiopn, he comes up. Wierd.
  5. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    what about your google accounts? is he.she in there?
  6. Organon

    Organon Member
    Thread Starter

    Sorry for my late reply but yes he was in there.- as the only one. I don't quite get the google account to be honest.

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