Are my Contacts safe?

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    I know i can backup to my Card and I know it syncs with my Google online account.. but if someone steals the phone and trashes my contacts list, will I be able to "stop Sync" from my google online account to preserve that list?
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    I would think once you reported the device lost or stolen VZW would turn it off. Thus stopping the connection with the google servers. Once you sign in on your new device all you contacts and apps will be restored. Even the pay apps. You will have to fix your settings and stuff though.

    The short answer is yes :icon_ banana:
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    Its there. Click contacts in Gmail, export is on upper right. Export to CSV and yer golden :)
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    Hey thanks.. your right!

    That helps allot.. I have literally "years" worth of stuf compiled into my contacts from my Outlook account which was sync'd with my pda.. I"ve transferred all that to my Google account and now 'Naturally" the others wont be getting updated.... especially since that pda died anyway and I'm not using my Droid instead.

    Its rare you need a backup but when you do...like you say "its golden".

    thanks again.
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    if your device is stolen/lost log in to your gmail account immediatly and change your password since the device requires a username and password.... it wont be able to sync anymore with the incorrect password


    now the contacts that are on the phone yeah they will still be there but they wont be able to change/delete them
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    True... another good suggestion.. thanks.
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    sometimes its the simplest of solutions that work out to be the best in the end...
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    also, use the unlock pattern. If they can't unlock it, they can't do squat.
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    Once I stop playing with it so much I'll prob do that, but for now it would drive me nuts.
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    If you're worried about having to unlock it constantly, i've heard about an app called autolock that you can set a lock timeout on. I.e screen times out after 1min, and then the phone doesnt lock for another 5min after that.

    I haven't tried it as its a pay app, but i hear its good.
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    Even when I decide to start using lock on a regular basis.. that sounds like an excellent program to have.
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