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Support Contacts are acting funny

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cashearer314, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. cashearer314

    cashearer314 New Member
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    Hey there

    I'll start off by saying I'm pretty new to the Motorola Droid, as in I just got it yesterday. I'm loving it so far and I've only encountered one problem, and that's what brought me here. I've looked far and wide for a solution to this, but I haven't been able to find one.

    When I first got the phone, my friend Liz tried to text me, but the name came up as my other friend Eliza. Which was very strange. When I looked at the entry for Eliza, I noticed that Liz's entry information as well as the entry information for another friend of mine was in Eliza's entry. So I attempted to remove the two extra entries from the original, and I got rid of them. Except, when I create a new contact, it always adds the new contact to Eliza's entry. Are you following me so far? However, I did manage to get Liz's entry to go on her own, but every other entry goes to the same one.:eek: Any ideas?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    This happened to me too, but it was my friend Beth, whose info showed up as Liz.

    I'm thinking there's some name/nickname algorithm going on. How to turn it off I have no idea.

    More proof happens when I merge a Facebook contact with a preexisting contact (i.e. Andrew such and such, it will suggest Andy in my contacts).

    I think the easiest way to get around this is to add a last name.
     
  3. cashearer314

    cashearer314 New Member
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    Alright I have everything squared away now! I would like to be able to turn that off though, it's pretty annoying and unnecessary.

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  4. tranzz

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    turn what off?

    the nicknames? the last names?

    How'd you get it "squared away" We'd all like to know, that's why we come here!
     
  5. MisterEff

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    I had this happen to Rob and Robert...I wish I could turn it off.

    Edit: Found the answer.

    If you go to the contact and hit Menu -> Edit Contact -> Menu -> Separate

    Also, if you want to merge two contacts there is a merge
     
  6. cashearer314

    cashearer314 New Member
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    Oh thank you so much, that's exactly what I was looking for!
     

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