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  1. BurnCK

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    Can anybody tell me whether its better to have phonebook contacts stored on my phone or my sim ? At the moment they appear to be on both as when I use smart dial it shows each name twice (one with a picture icon and the other with a sim icon).

    I presume that contacts have to be stored on the phone in order to sync them with facebook for their profile pics ? If so, how can I hide the sim contacts ?

    Thanks
     

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    SIM contacts wont hold as much info about your contacts as Phone storage, email addy's etc. If you have them set to your Gmail you can have them sync with your phone. V handy.

    Bring up the your contacts list press MENU then VIEW, choose your settings.
     
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    Thanks but I have managed to remove the ones stored on my sim already when Im viewing the contacts list....however when I smart dial via the dialler it still shows both phone and sim contacts.
     
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    There is no way to avoid this with the dialer :(
    Only if you delete you SIM contacts.

    Harry
     
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    EDIT:
    i can see them in dialler my bad
     
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    Does anyone know how I can delete sim contacts via the phone then please ? :)
     
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    > People > Menu button > View > unmark all, only mark SIM > Ready
    > Menu button > Delete > Menu button > Choose All > Delete

    EDIT: I have to add: Having contacts back to SIM there is no easy way :)

    Harry
     
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    Perfect, thanks :)
     
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    I wouldnt advise removing contacts from sim card if you can help it otherwise if your phohe has to go away for repair and you want to use your sim in an old phone you cant as all the contacts are gone!!

    i know people will say that you can always sync them back but not if its a cheap old phone that you just want to use until you get your phone back.

    Im talking from experience, i tried everything to get my contacts back on to my sim and failed at every attempt :mad:

    Pete
     
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