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General Help with google contacts

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jordn613, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. jordn613

    jordn613 Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 13, 2009
    So, I just got home after swapping my Droid for the Eris. So far I'm satisfied, except for one problem. On the Droid after syncing gmail contacts, it imported only the "My Contacts" list, which is how it should be. With the Eris, it imported every contact, "All" and now I have a massive list of all sorts of random email addresses, etc. How do I re-import with only My Contacts? I could do it manually, but not only would this be a huge PITA, I do want those contacts still stored in "All" on my computer, but want them off the phone and not deleted entirely from my account.



  2. I don't know why this behavior is the "default" behavior on the Eris, but I think it's kinda silly. I believe HTC should re-think this for new phones. Anyway, its easy to fix it! Just do this:

    Open the "People" app.
    Click on the third icon at the bottom, the "Groups" icon.
    Hit the "Menu" button.
    Select the "Sync Groups" icon on the screen.
    Remove the check next to "Sync all contacts".
    Check only the groups you wish you sync.

    Viola! Best of luck!
  3. Grizzld

    Grizzld Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Speaking of groups--how do you sync your groups from Gmail? I've got some contacts stored in the "family" and "coworkers" default groups in Gmail, but they will not sync to my Eris's contacts application.
  4. Hrm, thats weird. I did not have any problems with my contacts sync'ing... Follow my steps above and make sure those two groups are checked on the Sync page. That would be the first thing I would check. If so, I am not really sure.

    Best of luck...
  5. les017

    les017 Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    So Cal
    My wife's ERIS doea the same thing from day one. We have wiped and started over 3 times now...no biggie...but always same result. Default "Family", "Friends" and "Coworkers" groups will not even show up in the ERIS's sync groups menu.

    We were trying to use the same Google contact list, her ERIS and my DROID, and we finally had to stop because another thing the ERIS seemed to do is....forward it's favorites to my DROID's favorites. And yes, we have verified that neither of us have selected "Starred in Android" as a syncable group.

    So now we use separate accounts and will just merge twice a year or so.

    If anyone else comes up with any answers it would sure be appreciated

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