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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Smoothcrm7, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Smoothcrm7

    Smoothcrm7 Lurker
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    Hey all I have a gmail account with one set of contacts in it and my phone with the updated contacts in it. I want to delete all the contacts in gmail and put the ones from my phone into it. How can I do a one way sync from the phone to gmail.

    Also if I leave sync contacts with gmail checked I constantly get the too many contacts to delete error.

    Thanks All

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  2. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    Your contacts on Android should be auto-synced with the gmail account contacts. How can they get out of sync as you describe?
  3. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    It sounds like you're leaving sync turned off because of this error you're getting. I would try this:

    1. Export your contacts in Gmail on your desktop and save the exported file somewhere (just in case)

    2. Export the contacts from your phone to your SD card (again, just in case)

    3. Delete all your contacts in Gmail on your desktop

    4. Turn sync on on your phone, and the contacts should sync, withouth having to delete anything

    If anything goes wrong, you can always turn sync off, and restore your backed up contacts.
  4. Smoothcrm7

    Smoothcrm7 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    They became unsynced because they transfered my bberry storm contacts to the eris, instead of syncing from gmail. I think he did it a weird way because I always got that error and the contacts never went from my phone to gmail only from gmail to my phone. I turned on sync earlier and it wiped all my contacts with the ones in gmail. I just backed up and deleted my gmail ones and turned on sync hopefully now they will go from android-gmail.

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