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Galaxy S: Contacts duplicated

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hogofddyn_, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. hogofddyn_

    hogofddyn_ Newbie
    Thread Starter

    My contacts have all been duplicated 10-15 times each.
    Account sync is off, though I did sync facebook, google + last.fm when I first got the phone - a few required linking.

    Not sure how to re-sync contacts, has anyone else had this problem?

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  2. WhoTHCares

    WhoTHCares Lurker

    I have the same problem and I'm having a devil of a time editing the contacts (other than manually). I had this same thing happen on my iPhone and had to resort to paying for a 99 cent app for killing duplicate contacts. I had over 99 of the same contacts in multiple places.

    This is highly annoying and it's frustrating that there isn't an easy solution.
  3. big_mike

    big_mike Android Enthusiast

    I would say it is showing email contacts, phone contacts, sim contacts, facebook contacts and any other sites you have synced so go to.
    display options

    now 'tick' or untick what you wish or do not wish to display and tick the box 'display only contacts with phone numbers' is probably best.
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  4. johnnewhouse

    johnnewhouse Member

    its the facebook app causing this. there is a contact sync in the facebook app, just set that to not sync contacts and then close the app. you should then have your contacts back as you had before.
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  5. hogofddyn_

    hogofddyn_ Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Worked well, thanks!

    Since installing the official Facebook app update, it's added another facebook account sync option, which has all the duplicates in it. Unticked that in the contacts display options and they've all dissapeared.

    Wonder why the newest Facebook update has added that?
  6. johnnewhouse

    johnnewhouse Member

    Facebook = the root of all evil
  7. hogofddyn_

    hogofddyn_ Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Funny you should mention that - since downloading the Facebook app update, it slows the whole OS down to a crawl until I kill the Facebook process.
    If does seem to be incredibly badly coded. The mobile web interface is much better.
  8. rhodesmk

    rhodesmk Lurker

    I've done the contacts/menu/display options, and also gone to display only those with phone numbers. I still have many duplicated entries. I'm thinking my old phone synced all my Facebook, T-Mobile, and Gmail contacts together into my Gmail account as well as my T-Mobile account. Then I changed from the old CLIQ to the Galaxy S, and all my "joined" contacts are now separated out again!

    I'm thinking of just deleting all contacts on the phone, killing the T-Mobile directory on the T-Mobile site, then editing the GMail contacts until it looks the way I want it, then have everything sync back up again (except Facebook...way too much info for a 56 year old!).

    Does anyone see a quicker, more streamlined way of getting my phone contacts the way I want them?
  9. mariebee

    mariebee Lurker

    I figured mine out! The Waze Ap did it for me. What I had to do was go into settings and unclick the Waze ap from accounts, but ALSO in settings>Contacts to Display> I had the 'display all contacts' button checked. When I unchecked that all my contacts re-merged!! Whew. That was almost the last straw, I've been disappointed with the Galaxy S5, REALLY regret not getting the Motorola Maxx =(

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