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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steve03Merc, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Steve03Merc

    Steve03Merc Well-Known Member
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    I'm currently trying to back up my contacts for when (if) we ever get root. And for some reason, even after I sync and all that fun stuff, the phone contacts don't update when I go to my GMail account. How in the world do I get them to update there?
     

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  2. necosino

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    When you made the contacts, you had to select "Google" as their type instead of "Phone".

    To back them up, you can use the VZ backup sync, HTC Sync to a PC, or a 3rd party app
     
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  3. jimnyo

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    1. so does this mean you can't change the type once the contact is created?
    2. i had my contacts ported from my 755p to my evo at sprint store. does that mean i have to erase all my contacts and redo the list? if so, can i upload my contacts from entourage into gmail and then sync?
     
  4. Droidnow1

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    Looking for this info as well.
     
  5. MedfordMan

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    Can anyone answer this? I've been with VZW forever and have always had my contacts ported to whatever new phone I purchased. Am I right that now in order for me to sync with gmail i have to re-enter them all in as google contacts?
     
  6. Romoko

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    +1 wondering the same thing.
     
  7. necosino

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    No, once created you cannot change their type. You can however use a 3rd party app to export them as a csv file, which can then be imported to various places (outlook, google, etc)
     
  8. MedfordMan

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    Well here's what I did, and it worked.

    Signed on to backupassistant and dowloaded .CSV file of all my contacts.

    Imported CSV file into gmail, and then synced.

    [Make sure you go into People, Menu, view, and check Google]

    Now I had 2 of every contact showing. You have 2 options at this point, as I see it:

    (1) People; Menu; View; Check Google; Uncheck Phone, or

    (2) Delete all of your contacts on Backup Assistant (leaving only your Google contacts and no duplicates -- just remember to save that csv file just in case).

    Anyway, it worked and wasn't too painful.
     

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