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De-duping Contacts...Is There a Way?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mike8414, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Mike8414

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    Has anyone found a way to clean up all the duplicates in Contacts? I have three email accounts on my Atrix and the contacts seem to be pulling from each, resulting in multiple listings of the same name and phone numbers, etc. I'm still using Blur (yeah, I know). Will LauncherPro or ADW, for example, clear this up?
     

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    Uncheck contacts cynchronizations in setings for two GMail accounts and leave only one active.
     
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    That, or LINK the duplicates into ONE contact.

    Open one of the contacts, press the Menu button, then choose "Link" and link it to another one. You should be able to link multiple copies. I had this with my 2 gmail accounts and Facebook contacts through MotoBlur.

    They will then all show as ONE contact.

    One benefit of this is, you only have to make the change in one place and all 3 sources get their copy updated. Say "John Smith" gets a new email. Instead of updating that contact in 3 places, you just update it in one place on your phone and all 3 accounts get updated.
     

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