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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by spectrrr, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. spectrrr

    spectrrr Well-Known Member
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    Contact shows up in google, but not Droid?

    "Le's Restaurant" has long been my local take out Vietnamese of choice. It was a contact right along side friends in my old phone. Now I migrated all the contacts to google, and into the droid... only problem is, "Le's Restaurant" is not there! It's in google, but not Android? Contact includes address, website, and number and is in the same groupings and place as my other friends.

    Now I could delete it and make a new one. BUT what concerns me far more is the simple fact thats its not there, and I don't know WHY!?
    It makes me wonder how many other contacts I DONT have any cause to look up very often and thus probably have not noticed their absense.....

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  2. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    Does the number of contacts in my contacts in gmail jive with the number of contacts on your phone? Which one is higher if they don't jive? Are you syncing with more than one service that contains contacts?
  3. spectrrr

    spectrrr Well-Known Member
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    Nope, doesn't jive.

    324 in My Contacts.
    310 in Droid.

    Just stumbled upon another one today that didn't copy over. Just a name & cell number this time of a friend, rather than a restaurant. One was entered automatically from the gmaps app on my old phone, one was entered manually. no entry pattern :(
  4. madrsx

    madrsx Lurker

    I had a similar problem that I figured out but I don't know if it applies to your issue. I had about 5 contacts that were in google but not in my droid. After renaming contacts, deleting and re-entering, etc, they still didn't show up.

    I finally figured out that the contacts that were not showing up were ones that had a phone or fax number that was identical to another contact. This seemed to set up a conflict for the droid and it would only accept one of them. Once I combined contacts and their info, things worked.

    This problem seemed to primarily apply to contacts with only one number, and that one number conflicted. When I had two contacts, each with multiple numbers, but they had one copied number (like 2 people sharing one identical office or home line), they both still showed up in droid.
  5. spectrrr

    spectrrr Well-Known Member
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    hmmm... I'll have to research that and see if that turns up to be the case.... Thanks :)
  6. spectrrr

    spectrrr Well-Known Member
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    This is F*ing scary.... droid is down to 307 contacts, from 310 a few days ago. Still 324 online... [​IMG]
  7. mobilechrisd

    mobilechrisd Lurker

    Try this...

    In your Contacts application on the droid,

    1. select the "Display option"menu item,
    2. select the appropriate contact source (probably your Google account) to expand the grouping choices
    3. Ensure all items are check (uncheck any you don't want to see after troubleshooting)
    4. See if your missing contacts are now visible.

    Post back if this works.

  8. spectrrr

    spectrrr Well-Known Member
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    no such luck. I checked every box except for "all contacts" and its still showing 312 on the phone and 315 online......

    scarier, I tried checking "all contacts" also, and the phone whent up to displaying 805 contacts, when there's 838 online.
  9. hazmatik

    hazmatik Lurker

    Also after you make changes to your contacts via your gmail account, do you re sync the droid itself? I think it will put them there eventually, but if you need them right away, you can force a sync for whatever account that is. Also I mess with the display options so that only my contacts with phone numbers are displayed, that might make a difference.

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