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Contacts backup and restore

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jeenuv, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. jeenuv

    jeenuv Member
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    I recently lost my phone contacts, but luckily I had them backed up with WaveSecure. But when I restored them, all went under "Google" rather than "Phone". Later I tried to export to SD card and import back (using Mobile Backup II app), and that too went under "Google". I couldn't get either WS or the backup app to restore contacts under "Phone", nor could I move "Google" contacts to "Phone". Any thoughts?

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    JEenu
     

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  2. rainor94

    rainor94 Well-Known Member
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    Were your contacts not backed up on your Google account?
     
  3. jeenuv

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    No. My Google contacts is already cluttered with duplicate names, obsolete phone numbers etc. I didn't want to bring that clutter to my phone.
     
  4. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member
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    What I did was go into my Google contacts on my PC, got rid of all duplicates, merged a few contacts and made a clean and good contact list that I can now use whenever I restore the phone to defaults. I think this will be your best option.
     
  5. jeenuv

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    Yup, I know it's an option and am planning to unclutter my Google contacts at the earliest. But what I'm miffed about is that all restoration apps puts it under Google. Or could it be that the apps are at no fault and Android API's only expose the "Google" category by default, and only manual entries go under "Phone". I don't know!
     

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