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Contacts Problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Talexe, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Talexe

    Talexe Member
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    I didn't know how to export my contacts on my old phone, or if it was possible at all - I have a new SIM. This means all my contact information initially came from Facebook and Google - I planned to add numbers later. But there have been some problems!

    For example, I cannot edit the details of Facebook contacts! This means there are some annoying examples where the primary phone number is set as 'ask me' or has an incorrect format, and I don't know how to change it! I used a work-around by adding their real numbers as a separate contact and merging the two together, but I still do not know how to change the primary contact number.

    My problems can be summarised like this:
    1. I can't add / edit contact details of people I only have on Facebook
    2. I can't change the primary contact number of a contact (solved)

    Does anyone have any ideas?
     

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  2. lekky

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    1: i don't think you can, it would be like changing their facebook acc info, its literally a pull of their info from the site.

    2. People > open a person > long press on the number u want to make primary > select make primary
     
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  3. Talexe

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    Thanks lekky, particularly for point 2!

    About point 1, though. I knew that you probably couldn't change the details actually synced with the facebook account - my problem was that if there was a contact who I only had on facebook, and not in my e-mail address book, there was no option to add any further details like a phone number. I had to manually create another contact to include these additions, then merge them.

    If anyone has further suggestions I'd love to hear them, but this should help a lot!
     
  4. Psymon

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    On a related note:

    I have some facebook contacts that I'm not particularly bothered about having as contacts on my phone.

    In people I have it set to not show people from facebook, and it all works fine, with only my phone contacts showing, however when I click on the phone button at the bottom of the home screen the list of contacts includes any from facebook who have an associated 'phone number' (in some cases a text string)...

    Does anyone know if there is any way to stop these facebook contacts showing up in this list?
     
  5. lekky

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    There isn't a way to remove them from there, thats information straight from HTC support.
     
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