PLEASE HELP! I'M GOING NUTZ!!!!!
I posted about this in another thread but I've found a bit more information and I'm hoping maybe a few of you guys could help me understand whats going on with my contacts list. Here is my other post..
So, the end result of my problem is all my contacts have the last name in the first name box, and the first name in the last name box. So all my contacts show up backwards.
Now, when I got the Droid, I brought my phone numbers over from my old Voyager. All the numbers started out with the names in the wrong box. And I really didn't care, cause at least they ALL looked the same, with the last name first, then the first name after. At least when I went to use the search I knew I had to start out entering the last name.
So, within a few days of getting the Droid, I started getting into syncing all my contacts to GMail and Facebook. So, I noticed when Facebook found a mutual contact between my Contacts List and Facebook Friends List, it changed the name in my Contact List to match the Facebook's name. It also added their Facebook picture. I'm totaly final with all this, cause I like looking my contacts and having it look the way my friends do on Facebook. And after the fact, I decided that I wanted all my nonFacebook contacts to disply the name properly, with the first name first, and the last name last. At this point I also found that when I edit contacts on the Droid, it has a predefined boxes for "Given Name" and "Family Name".
So, now I go through all my contacts and move every name by hand to its correct place. Now all my names display properly with the first name first and the last name last, both in their right box. All names match up with the format my Facebook is using.
Well, at somepoint about a week ago, my phone changed all the contacts back to the last name first and first name last, except for the ones that linked to Facebook. I thought this happened randomly, but hindsight I think I might have synced my contacts from GMail, and I think that's what did it.
The reason I think its GMail is cause I did a full phone reset yesterday. Before I did, I backuped my contact list to my SD Card using ASTRO, and the backup had everthing set with the first name first and last name last. It was just the way I wanted when I backed it up.
So I do the phone reset. I reload my contacts from backup. I sync to GMail's contacts and BAM! All the names go back to the wrong formatt. So I start looking through my contacts. I picked one that doesn't have a GMail account or a Facebook account. There are four listings within the single contact name page, BUT THEY ALL SHOW THE SAME NAME AND PHONE NUMBER DATA EXCEPT THE LAST. So on the first three listing the name and phone number is correct. On the last listing the first name is in the last name box and the last name is in the first name box, but the phone number is correct. All four listings display as GMail contacts.
So, I'm guessing that GMail pulled all my contacts from my phones contact list when I first got the phone. From there, it seems that now its syncing in the opposite direction with my phone pulling for GMail, overriding whats alread on my phone.
So after all the long wind, I have two questions.
1). How do I go through and deal with the fact that almost all my contacts have three or four of the same listing with in it? I'd like each contact to have one listing for name and phone number, and then if they have a GMail or Facebook account, an additional listing for each of those.
Second, how do I take my contacts from my phone and send those to GMail so GMail is on page with my phone, not my phone trying to get on page with my GMail.
I have 200+ contacts from my Voyager, maybe 20 or 30 GMail contacts and maybe another 100 Facebook contacts. Since my phone has the most contacts, I want it to take priority, and not have GMail adjusting all the data around.
Any thoughts? Please help! I'm pulling my hair out!!!!!