Thank you jaybogg, for checking it as I typically do as 1st step. I'll follow up.
I will check it myself & follow up with what seems to fit. I appreciate your efforts. Oh, I wish I had taken the step of starting these issues before the hours of reading I've been doing all summer with my assumption that any issue I'm experiencing will be findable - I only need to do more reading to locate my issues. Wrong! This is great! In less than 24 hours, I have direction for that problem. Thanks for not doing fault finding. I'm not perfect. I'm trying to get my issues attention after eye surgery but before orthopaedic surgery when I will not be capable of fixing anything for an extended period. It wasn't the best judgment to be typing at 3in the morning while feeling pressed to complete but overall, I'm pleased & I'm off tp Google.
Originally Posted by jaybogg
YellowJacket! How observant! You picked up my main point from the quote!
Many thanks for being observant & commenting that from standpoint of a person using US English as 1st language- it is
at very least, a bit strange. I use GO Launcher EX & it's easy to keep adding all sorts of GO options, which includes
GO SMS PRO along with many others. It's easy to wind up with a dozen or so & the products work quite well together.
As a result of reading many descriptions that come from the GO group, flawed US English is a routine reading. I've considered that moving the words around might help & that is due to becoming used to fractured English. While I understand
how those who write the code may not feel they are concerned with having their communication skills on equal par with the exactness required to create these apps, it automatically marks the work as being non-US. obviously, that has not deterred my use of GO products (originally, I WAS frustrated by GO, deleted it totally), tried others & ultimately, returned to GO & there I'm staying.
I wonder if I deleted all GO Launcher EX & all their ilk, if the messages stop, I still don't know what it means.
I just need to know what you accomplish in deleting by 5 at a time. I noticed duplicates but went through all of them & deleted duplicates one at a time but when I finished, I was done & had a useful list - except I'm getting this message all the time.
Please explain, in anticipation of FDR (need to know definition of this) you routinely go through, deleting, syncing to Google & then do 5 more, until you've deleted all contacts. You must have TOTAL confidence of your backup! Once you are finished, does the message that I reference disappear? Have you figured out what they meant? I'll look into it but now that I'm close to recovered from the eye surgery, next is orthopaedic surgery & I'll be gone from forums & computers for quite some time but eventually, I'll get to it.
Oh my, liftedplane ! I would hope to avoid factory reset. Your suggestion is similar
You suggest doing all deletes at once. I'm curious as to why you suggest doing all but earlier suggest was 5 at a time. It would help greatly to have a clue how this will affect the function of my phone? It seems like a lot of effort to possibly get rid of a message that -well, it's unknown if it currently affects function. I have never been able to connect my RAZR to my computer bc it's XP 64 bit Professional. Therefore, I cannot get iTunes until I move to Windows 7 (it was Windows XP 64 bit Pro downgrade from Windows 7) so when I'm ready & I am, I get Windows 7 at no charge. I won't use the Windows 7 disc that came with it bc lots of changes have taken place since 2009 when it was released. By then, I'll have clean install of Windows 7, will add iTunes. It occurs to me that I've kept my Gmail in one place & only Comcast mail in Outlook. I'm not at all certain that I have interest in changing that.
Will that affect how I go about your method? I use Gmail accounts for categories different from what's in my Comcast email. When you finish your process of clearing your phone of all contacts do the messages cease? I think they would need to stop. However, I use Dropbox & it requires a Gmail account. How do I get around that?
I have hope that your process might help but before I start, I must know how to handle these issues. I also need to know if the process then gives you contacts list that syncs without issue. That's another item not currently syncing.
I use an alternate PC that has Windows 7 & could use it to accomplish task if I knew what end result is expected? That PC is new & nothing is in that Outlook so for interim, it might work well.fill me in on additional details, please.
With factory reset, don't I have to start all over -that represents huge amt of work!
Please explain what problems you think exist in contacts that would be fixed through your process. Is Outlook usage needed to accomplish this? I don't understand how I would be able to return to Gmail separated from Comcast mail which basically is business mail. I'm highly motivated to smooth out these issues but I have to have clearer understanding of what gets done in this process. I have contacts with special identifying information in Notes & wonder if that gets transferred when working from a backup?
I use Lookout Security so messages are scanned for viruses just as apps are scanned when they are added or updated. I don't feel that there is any problem in my phone but I admit to being spooked after seeing 2icons that I did not put there! When that happened, I was reminded of message I received from a friend who said I had been hacked & should change my password. I didn't believe him then but now, I wonder. How does one know? There's nothing to gain in my stuff. It wouldn't be worth anyone's time. I do no banking from my phone or anything interesting. Any hacker would be bored but I recognize that many of these apps give heavy duty permissions. You can see where my mind is going with this. Also, in preparing for the surgery, I've done research on the companies that provide parts & they REALLY EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE of reading their privacy policies. I found that I wanted no part of what they'd glean from my PC & quit.
I came close to making an error but stopped in time. Please continue to give recommendations as I now have some good ideas about fixes. I'm hoping to avoid the reset- too much work if I can avoid. Typing from iPad2 is better than phone. Gotta go, Bye, S
Backing up- what backup method do you use?
I'd be interested in knowing your method of backing up? Because I'm fairly new to this, I'm trying several.
I'm falling asleep while doing this so Bye, gotta go at 7:07!!!!