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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cjl, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. cjl

    cjl Lurker
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    Apologies if this has been brought up before...

    I've got loads of contacts on my Desire HD that were copied from my old phone and added manually. I want to start using Gmail to sync my contacts to to keep them safe, but nothing is being transferred to Google when I sync the phone. I'm probably doing something stupid so if someone could give me some assistance, that would be very helpful.


  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Did you copy the contacts to the phone book or to Googles on the phone?

  3. helenpryor2

    helenpryor2 Lurker

    GMail calendar not syncing with HTC Desire. Help please
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Have a look at your phone's calendar settings: Is your Google email address as calendar checked?

  5. Goreygirl

    Goreygirl Android Enthusiast


    As Harry has said already the issue is usually because the contacts are saved as "phone" rather than "google contacts".... the sync function can only search for G-contacts.

    If they are all "phone" contacts then the best way to do it is to export your whole contacts list to yourself via .csv file (usually App Drawer > People > Menu > Import/export > Export to SD card). Then via your email app attach the file from your SD card and send them to your gmail account and save the file from there to your laptop/pc. Then in your gmail account (not the app version .. the full account on your laptop/pc) import the .csv file into your contacts list. Once you do that then you sync your phone and they should all be there on your phone :)

    Hope that makes sense?

    Then in future when creating or saving a new contact make sure you save as a G-contact.

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The HTC Desire HD release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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