DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Noob baffled! (re: contacts)

  1. Junior Droid
    icemang's Avatar
    Member #
    114751
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    27
    Phone
    Motorola Droid A955
    #1

    Noob baffled! (re: contacts)

    Hello good peoples of the intarwebz. I've tried searching for answers to my questions but "contacts" is way too popular a word on here and none of the other words I've used with it seem to narrow things down much at all.

    I recently bought a new Moto Droid on eBay. The Verizon store copied my contacts onto the Droid and all seemed well. But a couple of days ago I realized that any new contacts that I enter seem to exist only in some sort of parallel dimension.

    The contact info I enter is stored on the phone somewhere, but not in my Contacts despite the fact that I start out in Contacts when I try to save it. I can't find this mystery contact list anywhere. If I dial the number again it will tell me who I'm dialing (gee, thanks, but I knew that!), and I can view the contact, but I can't move it to be with my other contacts, which is where I want all of my contacts to be.

    If I call the person whose info I have entered a couple of times their info will appear in my "favorites" but still won't be in my Contacts. If I call someone from my Contacts a few times, they will appear in both the Favorites and the Contacts.

    I don't get it.

    Little help?
    .
    .

    Technically Challenged
  2. Developer Relations
    tp7six's Avatar
    Member #
    61666
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    11,512
    Liked
    361 times
    Twitter
    DroidForums
    Phone
    [MDK] S4
    Premium Member
    #2
    Your contacts are synced with your gmail account and "should" be stored in your contacts list. The best thing to do would be to "sync" your phone with google by going into settings/accounts/sync and then logging into gmail on a computer and verifying all of your contacts are there

    I don't know of anywhere else internally the Droid stored contacts

  3. Developer Relations
    guidot's Avatar
    Member #
    36269
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,363
    Liked
    826 times
    Twitter
    guidot42
    Phone
    i605/i9250/i515/XT862/A855
    Premium Member
    #3
    Login to GMail from a PC (or Mac/Linux whatever) and check your contacts there. you can erase/delete them from there or change numbers if you can't seem to get a handle on it with the phone.
    I do that sometimes, clean things up or add addresses from the computer. Somewhat easier to type out on the keyboard too. :P

    1.Need to Flash a ROM? - Flashing ROM - Best Practices
    2.How-To Setup a ROM/MOD/Theme Thread with prefix - Setup ROM/MOD/Theme Thread
    3.Guidelines of Conduct on Droidforums.net - Guidelines of Conduct
  4. Junior Droid
    icemang's Avatar
    Member #
    114751
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    27
    Phone
    Motorola Droid A955
    #4
    ah ha! (maybe). Apparently all this time I was "waiting for guidot" (boo) and didn't know it.

    Okay I went onto my Mac and checked my contacts and there is a file "My contacts" which is what I see when I go into Contacts on the phone. Also in gmail is a file labeled "Other Contacts" that has the rest of these contacts. when I add someone by typing in their data it goes into the "Other contacts file", although I have no idea why. I also don't know how to access this Other Contacts list directly though the phone.

    What I seem to want to do is merge the two files somehow and then make it so that new contacts go into the combined file as I enter them. Of course I don't know how to do that.

    Any hints would be appreciated.
    .
    .

    Technically Challenged
  5. Master Droid
    thatguychuck's Avatar
    Member #
    163
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    433
    Phone
    A955
    #5
    Yup, when you sync your contacts at the store, it places them into a different label than the "my contacts" that the phone actually uses. You should have two options from here:

    Log into Gmail and go into contacts. Open up the group with your contacts in it, check the box above them to select them all, click groups, and check the box for "my contacts."

    Or leave them where they are, go into the contacts app in your phone, press menu-display options-and touch the gmail acct with your contacts.

    At this point you should see the same list of groups that is currently in your gmail acct, check the box that has your contacts you need to see. (I think it's usually "other contacts" or something like that.)

    Anyway, the bottom line is that ALL contacts are always synced with gmail, just displayed differently. This is why they showed up when you typed them in, but wouldn't show up in the contact list.
    Last edited by thatguychuck; 09-17-2010 at 11:43 AM.
  6. Droid Ninja
    harrellj's Avatar
    Member #
    94200
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,063
    Liked
    6 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S4
    #6
    To actually view those "other contacts", if you go into contacts on the phone, hit menu > display options > choose your account > and make sure "other contacts" is checked.

    Alternatively, if you go to google.com/contacts, you can manipulate them (including which group each contact is in) however you see fit.
  7. Junior Droid
    icemang's Avatar
    Member #
    114751
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    27
    Phone
    Motorola Droid A955
    #7
    Awesome. You guys are studs. Thanks.
    .
    .

    Technically Challenged
  8. Developer Relations
    guidot's Avatar
    Member #
    36269
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,363
    Liked
    826 times
    Twitter
    guidot42
    Phone
    i605/i9250/i515/XT862/A855
    Premium Member
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by thatguychuck View Post
    Yup, when you sync your contacts at the store, it places them into a different label than the "my contacts" that the phone actually uses. You should have two options from here:

    Log into Gmail and go into contacts. Open up the group with your contacts in it, check the box above them to select them all, click groups, and check the box for "my contacts."

    Or leave them where they are, go into the contacts app in your phone, press menu-display options-and touch the gmail acct with your contacts.

    At this point you should see the same list of groups that is currently in your gmail acct, check the box that has your contacts you need to see. (I think it's usually "other contacts" or something like that.)

    Anyway, the bottom line is that ALL contacts are always synced with gmail, just displayed differently. This is why they showed up when you typed them in, but wouldn't show up in the contact list.
    That is good information. Thank you.

    1.Need to Flash a ROM? - Flashing ROM - Best Practices
    2.How-To Setup a ROM/MOD/Theme Thread with prefix - Setup ROM/MOD/Theme Thread
    3.Guidelines of Conduct on Droidforums.net - Guidelines of Conduct

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-10-2010, 06:16 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-13-2010, 11:07 AM
  3. Totally baffled. " SMS alert tones :-S
    By tehpriest in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-11-2010, 11:02 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-10-2010, 08:17 PM
  5. textPlus pulling from gMail contacts, not phone contacts
    By domerdel in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-13-2010, 08:46 PM

Search tags for this page

contacts transfer to a855

,

droid a855 contacts

,

droid a855 contacts transfer

,
how do i transfer motorola a855 contacts to pc
,
how to get contacts to stay on a motorola a855
,

how to put contacts on pc from droid a855

,

how to transfer contacts from motorola a855 to pc

,
motorola a855 export contacts to pc
,

motorolla a855 looses contacts

,
mrola a855 contacts transfer
,

transfer contacts droid a855

,

transfer contacts from a855

,

transfer contacts from motorola a855

,

transfer contacts from motorola a855 to nexus 4

,

transfer contacts motorola droid a855

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+