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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by peanuts, May 15, 2010.

  1. peanuts

    peanuts New Member
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    Like the title says she received the notice I have not. She is scared she will lose her contacts if she installs it. I have backed up her phone with "mybackuplite". Is there any risk to installing the OTA?
    Thanks, Mike
     

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  2. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member
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    Her contacts should be synced with Google, right?
     
  3. jkmailley

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    No risks...Updated this morning.
     
  4. bjf88

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    If her contacts are Google contacts, they will sync back. No worries.

    I'm using Lookout as a 2nd backup, have her try it.
     
  5. peanuts

    peanuts New Member
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    I am fairly old and not very bright. I have NO idea what a "google contact" is or how to sync them. We don't plug our phones into the PC.
    Mike
     
  6. Bswartz95

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    Go to your settings --> accounts/sync --> google -

    Here you can sync your contacts and calendar.

    No need to plug your phone into the PC.

    Go to your gmail account on a PC and you should see your contacts there.
     
  7. bjf88

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    If all the contacts in her phone say "Google" next to them, they will be synced with the gmail accounts used to set up the phone.
     
  8. JustAnotherNoob

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    No offense whatsoever, but it sounds to me like it would be better if you downgraded your phone to something more... age appropriate? :eek: Smart phones can be a real pain if you don't know how to even manage the contacts
     
  9. Bswartz95

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    I disagree. A lot of older people use them for the music and web.

    The contact options on the Eris can be very confusing. There are several different settings and syncs with other apps.

    And if you have to start out with "no offense", it's probably best to just not say it.
     
  10. JustAnotherNoob

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    Well, I could argue against that, but I'm not going to derail the topic of the thread.. But thanks for your opinion anyways.

    peanuts, When you look at your contacts list on the phone, it'll say "Google" or "Phone" to the right of each person's name. Your phone will be either all "Google" contacts, all "Phone" contacts, or a combination of both. If they're not all Google contacts, what I usually do is download "ExportContacts" from the app store, which will create a ".csv" file of ALL your contacts on your sd card. Then you connect the phone to your computer, log into your Gmail account, and upload that saved file to your Contact list in Gmail (the Contact tab is to the left of your inbox). If you don't feel comfortable connecting the phone to the computer, I believe there are other apps where you can sync them wirelessly, but I haven't tried any of them out.
     
  11. peanuts

    peanuts New Member
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    Thanks guys, she only had a few "phone" contacts so we will just install those manually. The rest were google contacts.
    Mike
     
  12. ACD168

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    to sync your contacts you jsut go into your phone settings make sure it's selected for google and press sync
     

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