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Contacts merge when i add a new one?

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by Joshmichael91, Apr 12, 2010.

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    I've noticed about 2 or 3 times, when i try adding a new contact, it merges that contact with a completely random contact in my phone. if I go to edit the contact it chooses, i only see THEIR phone number. but if i view the contact it shows both contacts on top of each other.. this has happened in 2.0 AND 2.1

    why is it doing this?

    so far the only resolve i see is re-adding them both under different names. but why is it doing it in the first place?
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    are the names the same? like "john" and "john" but neither having a last name listed?
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    No. the first time i was trying to add "Beth" and it merged with "Liz"

    and the second (this time after 2.1 update) I tried adding "Katie" and it merged with "katrina" . i had to change their names to "Kate" and "Katrina B" .


    Also. when I added them. If i were to delete "katrina" it would then show "Katie" in my contacts, but the second "Katrina" was added, they again merged.
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    You know what.. the same thing happens to me but only with 2 contacts...
    Katie M........y entire last name is listed taken from my Facebook contacts... then i have one listed as Kathy no last name with just a cell phone number, every time i load a new ROM i have to unmerge them.
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    go into contacts
    select contact
    press menu
    edit contact
    press menu
    select unjoin
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    I had a similar problem with elizabeth and lisa, go figure
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    Thanks mav. I edited their names to what I originally wanted and now their working suprisingly.
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    Sounds easy to fix a couple, but if you have over 500 contacts it can be a headache.
    Does anyone know of a way to globally unjoin all the contacts at once?


    You're welcome Josh :)
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    Thanks Mavvdog - I was trying to track down the same problem. I don't know of a global separate. Thanks for contributing!
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