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Gmail contact list merge problems/frustrations

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mystvearn, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. mystvearn

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    Before obtaining my android phone, I use a lot of my gmail like a normal email. When I got the phone, the first thing it asks me is do I want to sync with my online contacts, which I don't want since all of them are emails and I want to store numbers. When I did that sync, I noticed emails/names of contacts on the phone of people I never knew of (as I only emailed them once some long time ago). This is annoying so I turn off syncing with gmail to handle emails and the phone to handle numbers and selected emails of contacts which I have on the phone.

    I have numbers in vcard format and the phone asks me if I want to place it in google-which is beyond me as the last thing I do is want to place numbers online. Though I will admit when your cor.android.process is corrupted backing it from online is easier than making a vcard file.

    Today when I wanted to email a frequently contact person, the email address is gone from my contact list. In fact all email addresses of all contacts are gone. I had to use the reply function of an old email in order to email the person. I have no idea how my contacts disappeared though I'm guessing my phone had a part wiping the emails and replacing the contacts with numbers and I found the numbers at the "restore contacts" part of gmail.

    My question is this. I don't mind placing numbers online, but I want a separate email and phone number list. Is this possible? I don't want every email address on my phone the same way I don't want every number contact in my gmail when I want to send an email to someone just because the name is similar. It looks like my email contact list have disappeared into oblivion.
     

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    Since the NEW updtae, I haven't been able to sync my gmail contact also. Called Sprint and and email's go back and forth with HTC---still; NFG
    I'll just wait for the iPhone 5 to come to Sprint and switch
     
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    Way off top from the OP...but anywhoooooo, have tried this?:

    1. Backed up your contacts on your PC/MAC
    2. Clear the data of people app
    3. Rebooted the device
    This may work.
     

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