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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by robshort2000, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. robshort2000

    robshort2000 Lurker
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    Does anybody know how to clear out or manage the results of a contact search? Whenever I search for a contact, I get results from old deleted emails from years ago that just clutter up what I'm actually searching for. These aren't in my contact list and only show up when I search for a contact.

    For example, if I type "cra" in my contacts search bar, I get hundreds of old craigslist email relay addresses from what I'm guessing are addresses that I've emailed before.



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  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    To stop it from happening in the future go into Gmail settings online (not your phone), about 1/3 way down is "Create contacts for auto-complete:". Set it to "I'll add contacts myself". This will cut way down on what's searchable for auto-complete.

    Then go into all contacts online, you should be able to find/delete them there.

    After you do that, go into settings/apps on your phone and find Gmail. Clear cache. Then re-sync them, hat should update your contacts to with only your good ones.
    #2 Clementine_3, Jan 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016

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