Optimus Elite Contact problem


I'm new to the android, and this site. I was told this was the place to come for help. I do need help, not sure what I did. I lost my contacts, I can "find" them but they won't stay on my contact list. I even started putting them in one at a time, but they're not staying in my contact list. Please, what do I do, so I don't have to do it all over again. (some had addresses, etc) Thanks for any help

Digital Controller

The Real Bass Creator
Welcome to the forums Pakk, glad to have you here :)

Hopefully we can try and help you with the issue you are having today!

Have you made sure you have checked what contacts to show in the contacts app?

You can check by going into the Contacts app then Settings > Accounts to Display, then choose which ones.

Hope this helps :)


Android Expert
I posted this on your other thread, but in the event that you are checking only this one and not the other one...

Welcome to the forums :)

Initially, this sounds like your contacts are not being synced to Google. By doing so, you can backup your contacts to your Google/Gmail account, so that they may be restored at any time and will probably stay on the phone. To sync your contacts, first enable wifi or data/3G, and make sure that the icon for either of those turns green (it means you're connected to Google's servers) after some time on their own. Then, go to System Settings, Accounts and Sync, and tap on your gmail account. On the screen that comes up from tapping your gmail account, tap Sync Contacts, and they should sync to Google.

Otherwise, if either you cannot sync your contacts or they are stored on your phone, not via Gmail, then go to your contacts (with all of your contacts in it), tap the menu key, then tap Import/Export, Export to SD card, OK, and you now have your contacts backed up to your phone. If ever you lose your contacts again, follow the same procedure except tap Import from SD card, and then choose the file you saved (it's a .vcf), and you'll have your contacts back.