Deleting Contacts

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  1. sdblouch

    sdblouch New Member

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    Found some dublicate contacts, bring one up, go to Menu, Delete, but it doesn't delete the contact. Is this an issue or am I missing a procedure?
     
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    is the contact a Facebook contact? You can't delete facebook contacts from the phone. If you want them gone you have to remove them as a friend from the facebook website.

    If it's a gmail contact it should delete.
     
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    oh, and be careful deleting duplicates if they are merged. If you delete a contact that is merged with another, they both get deleted. The contacts app auto-merges contacts with identical names, phone numbers or email addresses.
     
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    These arc contacts synced from my ACT program in my computer.
     
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    you will probably have to remove them from the computer then. when it syncs it will remove them from the phone. I think gmail contacts are the only ones you can remove from the phone.
     
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    Is there a way to delete all of them at one time? All of mine got duplicated.
     
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    Found out by trial and error that I can delete my dup contacts by going one extra step. If I go to edit and then delete it works.
     
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    Thanks for the response. All my contacts were duplicated at least twice, also when the Best Buy person transferred contacts from my Palm Centro, the addresses did not transfer.
    I ended up using this tedious process:
    I deleted each contact individually.
    Then I went to the Palm desktop and exported each contact as a Vcard, (*.vcf format).
    Lastly I copied all my V cards to the SD card on my Droid, then went to "contacts" and imported all Vcards from the SD.
    It all worked. I have names, e-mails, addresses, and notes.
    Using Vcard is a good backup and can later be exported to other applications, like Outlook Express or the Palm desktop (if you still have one of those).
    I've still been resisting the cloud, but I will probably give in and sync to Google like everyone else in the known universe.
     
    #8 queueman, Apr 5, 2010
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