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Naive question about managing contacts

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by drwallace, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. drwallace

    drwallace New Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 6, 2010
    This question may seem hopelessly naive. I am a long time Palm OS user who is just getting started with Android. I have a gmail account and I haven't paid much attention to managing contacts there. I chose to try importing my contacts from Gmail to the Android, and I got a huge list of 5000 people, basically everyone who has ever sent me an email over the last 7 years (and none of them have phone numbers).

    I'm hoping to avoid spending hours and hours going through 5000 contacts and putting them into groups.


  2. LED

    LED Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    In your contact settings, you can change the view so that only people with phone #'s are shown. You can also check a box to say that you don't want to show "auto gmail contacts" (I believe these are the ones that are auto created by gmail anytime you get an email from someone).

    On your phone, open "people". Menu > View.

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