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Gmail question re syncing email only

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by madmonk, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. madmonk

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    I currently have 2 email gmail accounts on phone. account A is the main one, all contacts backed up to that. However , I would like to download all my email contacts from account B to phone, without backing up all the contacts on phone to account B if that makes sense. That is I want a sync one way only from account B.

    if I sync in the normal way using account B I'll no doubt end up with twice the contacts I had before on my phone. ? or am I just being stupid. ?

    Any ideas?
     

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    On my LG Thrive, syncing contacts from a Google Account just downloads contacts from that account and doesn't upload contacts from your phone.

    Just a suggestion, why not export your account B contacts to CSV, create a dummy Google account C, then import the CSV you made from account B to account C? You can then try syncing contacts from account C to your phone. If that works properly and doesn't upload any of your phone contacts to account C, then you know it's safe to sync contacts with account B.
     
  3. chanchan05

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    Go to Menu>Settings>Accounts and Sync. You will see both Gmail accounts there. Under the primary account, you should have everything syncing. For the second account, simply uncheck the everything except email.
     

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