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People/Contacts app: confusion with multiple GMail accounts

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Argelius1, May 5, 2012.

  1. Argelius1

    Argelius1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm an Android Newbie giving it a try (while having used iPhones for years).

    In the People (Contacts) app, multiple groups are showing up associated with each of my four GMail accounts even though I have only one account set to sync Contacts. Is this just working as designed?

    Stated another way, I only want Contacts synced from my primary GMail account. However, the People app shows groups associated with each of my GMail accounts (which all of zero entries). Just a messy interface.


    FYI Running ICS on Google Galaxy Nexus

  2. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Um, what device do you have? It would help us to help you if you listed it in your profile.

    You can always remove the other gmail accounts to see if they go away, then add them back and be sure that they only sync the email side of it, and nothing else.
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Menu>Settings>Accounts and Sync>go to secondary Gmail>uncheck contacts
  4. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Android Enthusiast

    Also, try hitting settings in your contacts app and see if it says something like "Contacts to display". I just discovered this a few weeks ago. All of my FB contacts were showing up and it annoyed the heck out of me. It's much better now.

    Edit: actually, what chanchan wrote is what you'll want to do in your case. But the way I said above might be helpful in other instances.

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