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Contacts are acting funny

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

  1. cashearer314

    cashearer314 Lurker
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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

    Fabolous Superuser

    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 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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

    tranzz Member

    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

    MisterEff Android Enthusiast

    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 Lurker
    Thread Starter

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

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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