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Facebook Contacts in Phone (gmail) Ones

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eric0668, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. eric0668

    eric0668 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 8, 2010
    Can someone tell me how all of my friends got synced into my Gmail contacts, thus are on my phone now

    I see everyone begging and trying to find a way to do it LOL LOL, finding programs, when mine just happened with me doing nothing

    I was thinking that I would try to find a way to UNDO it, seeing as how I actually don't want to call most of these people daily, by mistake (not that I don't want to talk to them, but with the hours i keep, most there I would not want to call at 3 am)


    So might someone help me figure out how it happened without an ap, wiithout getting Firefox, exporting contacts, importing them into its toolbar, some really crazy stuff

    Thanks as always everyone. I hope you are having a wonderful week



    IFMISM Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Mine did the same thing, I had to go into menu and selec show only ones with numbers. After that most of the ones I had from facebook went away
  3. Wifi-Naught Odin

    Wifi-Naught Odin Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    There's probably more than one way to do it, but here's how I do it with the utmost simplicity on the Evo.

    Click the stock app "People" (not to be confused with the people 'widget') (i don't use the people widget as I've read it's a battery drain or cpu hog or something)

    Anyway, 'people' opens your contacts, tap any person, then look in the upper right above the word "google".

    There's this tiny broken-circuit-looking-thingy called the "link". (if its' broken and grey, that contact's not linked. if it's solid and green = that contact's linked to fb.)

    If they're not linked and you tap it, it pulls up your fb friends for you to manually make the link. (don't forget to click "done")

    If you want to break the link, tap the green link and make it a grey link. (i don't see why cuz it's nifty and it doesn't really affect anything in the universe other than letting you see which mail contacts are already fb freinds with you)

    Anyway, couldn't be easier to do (or harder to find). :cool:

    ps- watch. soon u'll be like me and bug all of your mail contacts to add u on fb or bug them to join fb ONLY so your address book will look pretty.
  4. Wifi-Naught Odin

    Wifi-Naught Odin Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    I have to say more about the stock People app cuz I adore it.

    Keep that app within reach. It's handy.

    disclaimer: I use gmail. so i don't know what your results are with another carrier.

    Get Directions
    When you open people, every contact that you have a physical address for, you can see them on a map, or get directions. Select a contact, look at their address field, click "View".

    Sort Contacts by Group <-Love This!
    Open 'People'. Contacts are listed individually. That view is titled "All". Look in the lower left... Click the second one to the right. There's your contacts listed by "Group" (family, friends, work, etc...) (i find it best to reconstruct contacts, fill in blanks, create groups etc... in gmail.com on the laptop. then do a sync on the evo to manage contacts to a desired uniformity. Between all the stuff I belong to, I probably have more Groups in my contacts than most sane folk have individual 'contacts'. I'd go crazy without the Groups feature.

    Online Directories
    ...is the next tab to the right of Group. Click it. It's pretty self explanatory. (but could use more directories.)

    Call History
    last tab for People. does what it says.

    People Shortcuts!
    Use person shortcuts to make your own personal quick-dial home screen...

    First, free up one home screen to make room.

    Click the + (add) button. Select 'Shortcut' then tap "Person"... Theres your contacts again. Select somebody, then u have your choice of which comm method you want to create a shortcut to. Put that shortcut on your home screen. Every time you tap them. It opens up the specific method you prescribed.

    Perfect example: I only call my wife. Her shortcut's to her phone. Text my kids, their shortcuts are to the sms feature of their contacts. and email my boss, his shortcut's to his email addy, etc...

    You'll see.
  5. BeachBlonde

    BeachBlonde Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    have you noticed that in the address section only short addresses can be viewed on screen .... the only other option is to edit and view, or open up the complete navigation screen, both of which are pains .

    is this just my learning curve, or is this a flaw in the phone ?

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