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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rpoling, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. rpoling

    rpoling Lurker
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    This is my first smart phone. I love almost everything about it. But some of the simplest things are frustrating me, and the documentation provided isn't much help.

    I have a number of contacts that only have phone #s. Now I'd like to go back and edit some of those to add email addresses. But no matter what I do, I can't make it work. In Contacts, when I select a contact, I can text or call. I can click on the Edit icon, and that will let me edit the name and phone #, but that's all. How do I add an email address? I know this is a silly question, but I cannot figure it out.

    I watched an online video that showed how to do it- supposedly - but when I did the same thing they showed in the video, I didn't get the same options? Do I have a setting that needs to be changed perhaps?

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  2. GoNavy

    GoNavy Newbie

    When you do the edit screen there is more then just whats on the screen...touch the screen and drag your finger to scroll down (actually your finger will go up..lol...I know up to go down sounds strange). When you see the email option, touch the plus sign, then touch the box to bring up the keyboard and enter your info. I agree the documentation is pitiful...lol...also if you have a message with the email addy, you can long press on it and several options will appear as to what to do with it, add to contact will be one of them, as well as new contact, send message, delete..etc...

    Just an after thought, also check your display settings (menu button>display option). If your contacts are on sim card. Copy them to the phone and you will have many more options, as well as displaying by groups under Google. Again you'll need to scroll down in display options to display these. I think SIM only displays phone numbers.
  3. StoneKy

    StoneKy Newbie

    Easiest way for me is from my PC to to Gmail and make the changes / additions then Sync.
  4. rpoling

    rpoling Lurker
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    Thanks -but it doesn't work. What I have figured out, though, from your reply and the one below is that anything in my Google contacts or that I added to the new phone manually can be changed. It's just the old contacts from my previous phone that only give me a name and phone #. Nothing else. I"m guessing perhaps they weren't imported correctly. I"m still not sure. Looks like I'll have to re-enter them all.
  5. StoneKy

    StoneKy Newbie

    In a way that's a good thing. After you enter them in gmail then they will be there for you're next and all android devices.

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