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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by JohnJSal, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Android Expert
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    Hi all. I got my mom a new Fire HD 8 tablet and installed Google Play services on it, and all of that seems to be working fine.

    However, she uses the default email program on the Fire tablet, which I have also set up with her email account, but when she tries to type in an email address, it does not autocomplete.

    I downloaded the Contacts app on her phone and tablet, but they don't seem to sync with each other. The contacts are there on her phone, but the tablet gives an error message when I open the Contacts app, something like permissions for SMS need to be set, but they already are (and the tablet doesn't have SMS features anyway, does it?).

    Anyone know what to do? I'd like her to have access to her phone address book on the new tablet.


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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    I have an older Fire HD8 and ended up installing the gmail. If she is using gmail for email that may work.
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  3. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Android Expert
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    Unfortunately, she uses a different email type. Maybe it could be set up in Gmail as well, but she's used to using the default Email apps on tablets and phones, rather than Gmail.

    If possible, I'd really like to get her contacts synced that way.
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