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Managing contacts?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BAC5.2, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. BAC5.2

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    I recently had to reload everything on my phone. As a result, all of my contacts had to be re-imported... ALL of them. That's a solid 1000 contacts.

    So, I was going through, and the formatting on them got all jacked up.

    Is there a better way than to just go line-by-line on the Droid? And will that sync with my GMail account and overwrite my contacts there, or vice versa?

    Help!
     

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    You can edit them in your Gmail account from your PC (Contacts > My Contacts). You can't set ringtones this way though.

    As for backing them up externally, I use Mybackup Pro and it will back them up along with their ringtone association. It just overwrites the data your phone pulls from Google I think, haven't had any clashes during syncing yet.
     
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    If I edit them on my phone, will they overwrite my gmail account?
     
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    I believe changes on the phone override changes made via Gmail. Actually, I think it just looks at the date/time it was last edited and just uses whichever was the newest revision.

    Editing them on the phone will not, however, save any kind of notification settings on your gmail account.
     
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    That doesn't really bother me. Everyone rings the same for me.
     

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