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  1. mihirp

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    i am having Dell xcd 35
    my phone book was showing phone contacts as well as sim contacts

    so when i see list it just show some contacts twice. i dont want that
    so in display option of contacts i just unchecked sim contacts.
    so it solve my problem

    but same problem i face when i am composing SMS at that time
    when searching for contacts it shows both Phone and SIM contacts.

    is there any way to disable SIM Contacts??

    Thanks in Advance.
     

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    The only way is to delete the contacts at the SIM.
    But note, there is no easy way to put them back to SIM.

    Harry
     
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    @Harry thanks for your kind reply

    is there any 3rd party tools available for doing same??
    previously i was using Nokia Phone in which this was possible

    and it was showing only contacts which are by default selected.

    Are you sure i can't do it in my android???
     
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    There are a lot of apps for to replace the phone book.
    Some may suppress the view at SIM contacts.
    But I don't know which ones will do it (because I don't want a separate app for phone book :) ).

    My own way:
    I own a old SIM card reader for PC. So I back up the SIM at PC. When I need the SIM in a new Phone, I'll write the contacts directly back to the SIM card. So there is no need for contacts at the SIM at my Desire :)

    Harry
     
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    The above is not necessarily correct.

    On the DHD you go into Contacts > View and from there you can choose to show contacts from the SIM, phone, Facebook etc ... there may be something similar on your phone.
     
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    That is right for the 'People' view :)
    But with the Phone Book view, you will see both phone book contacts and SIM contacts :(

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    Fair point well made Harry :)
     
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    ya harry i fell your way is better because for this problem using any application doesn't make good sense. So instead of that clearing SIM contact is good idea.
     

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