Contacts and groups? Going postal on google!
I've never been so upset and frustrated with a phone before. If I scroll too fast it exits. I have to double click everything and at a certain speed. Scroll wrong and it opens the worng app. Can't hear text ring tone or alarm ...etc etc etc. :icon_evil:
I've been trying to use the contact groups but I can't. It only adds to Google group no matter what. I creat a work group, add a contact and guess what? ...nothing! It's not in the work group, it's in google. I delete it from Google group but does it delete the contact? NO! When I add the contact again they show up twice. One in all contacts group. No matter what I do, groups does not work. I not freeeeaking want every freaaaking thing in freeakin frak fodddol goodle frack ...daaamn!!! :icon_evil::icon_evil::icon_evil: Grrrr!!!!
I click on contacs
I click on title Contacts all contacts
I click on "work" group in Show window (have to frackin click 7X)
No contacts! WTF?
I click on menu button
I click on add contact a bizzilion times
I add the contact
I click save
Gues what? ...No FRAKIN COFRAKINTKALAKAFRAKTACS :icon_eek:
feel your pain -- hope this helps..
All right, bro - I went through the exact same stuff you are describing -- wouldn't believe groups did not work - apparently, people don't use this feature much. I used this feature completely on my previous phone and would be ready to return the damn phone if they didn't support groups correctly.
You mentioned two issues in your original post:
1. Issues with contacts being added to google group and not phone
This is controlled by your contact settings. Go to Contacts ->Menu -> More -> Settings to get into Contacts Settings. In here, enable the accounts you want to enable when creating new contacts. In my case, I have only enabled Phone Contacts. By default, it enables all applicable accounts - so in my case, it was Phone, Gmail, Corp Email - and I was seeing personal contacts in my work outlook. After updating this setting to be only Phone Contacts, you should be able to resolve contacts going into google issue.
2. Unable to associate contacts to contact groups
This took me a while and I finally figured it out - very annoying that there's no proper documentation as to how to do this. This is what you need to do:
a) create New Contact Group (Contacts -> Menu -> Display Groups -> Create new group)
Here comes the weird part - you can NOT directly create contacts in the group. Although it gives you the add contact option under menu, it will add the contact under all contacts. What you need to do is edit the contact group and pick which contacts you want in the group.
b) select your contact group (will show no contacts initially)
c) Menu -> Edit Group
d) Click Add. Now it lists all your contacts and you can check the ones you want under your contact group. Select the ones you want and click Done.
e) Click Save.
Hope this helps!