I apologize in advance for the seemingly basic question but I've searched quite a bit and haven't been able to find answers to my specific questions. Just want to be sure before I do anything.
I recently Exported my contact list (People > MENU > Import/Export > Phone as well as Google) and wiped the phone with a factory restore. When importing the contacts, I think I imported the Phone list more than once along with the Google list.
I now have multiple entries under Phone (and one under Google) for each of my contacts. They don't show up when I scroll through the People app (I have People > View set to Google and Only contacts with phone numbers), but when I create a new text or want to edit the contact's Links, I see the multiple entries with "Phone" in gray under the name.
From what I've read, the solution seems to be wipe the contact list, then resync from Google. My questions are:
- How do I make sure Google has my fully updated contact list? In other words, how do I sync? Going to People > MENU > Back Up seems to only sync via Backup Assistant, and gives no indication I'm syncing with Google. Does it do it automatically? I would do Import/Export again but I want to make sure my list is updated in the Google cloud as well.
- Does this preserve all the contacts' Links (facebook, email addresses, etc)?
- How do I clear just the contact list?
- After clearing, how do I tell the phone to restore from Google?
Alternatively, is there a way to go through the list and just delete the extra Phone entries manually for each one? I've explored every option within each contact and so far can't find a way to do that.