"Display only contacts with mobile numbers" -- Gone from ICS?

Discussion in 'Droid Razr and Razr Maxx ICS discussion' started by altjx, Jun 24, 2012.

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    I remember the dialer used to have a "phonebook" tab at the top that showed all of your contacts, and this allowed you to go to the settings and display contacts that only have mobile numbers... I can't find this anymore in ICS .211. It appears that the phonebook has been removed and now you can only use the "People" app.

    that being said, now I have a list full of email addresses and all type of unnecessary contacts. Is there any way to filter by just people with mobile numbers anymore?
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    I've been searching and there doesn't appear to be an option to do this anymore. I ended up just going in and manually removing all the contacts without phone numbers.
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    Ah, that truly sucks. I wonder whose bright idea was that. >_<

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    My contacts will forever be screwed thanks to this. I have way too many contacts and way too much trash to be manually doing anything. Would at least be helpful if there was a batch option.

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    This is one of a few changes I've been questioning.
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    If most of your trash contacts are in Google you can go to Google.com/contacts and do a batch removal there
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    Yeah its most of the weirdest things of all. I actually manage my contacts most of the time from Google.com/contacts, but I have google+, Facebook, linkedin contacts in there with no numbers too (some of them)

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    You can choose not to show those at all then transfer the ones you do care about to Google
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    Bleh... I'll work on it some more in the morning lol. Thanks.

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    Download the free EX Dialer from the Play store. It is a very good replacement dialer and still allows you to show or hide contacts without numbers. I still use it over the ICS dialer and I believe the EX Dialer ICS theme is also free.

    Note: EX Dialer includes Contacts EX which is integrated with EX Dialer and is also a stand-alone contacts replacement.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.modoohut.dialer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5tb2Rvb2h1dC5kaWFsZXIiXQ..

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    Thanks!

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    Got it.

    I just figured this one out. Open the "People" app. Bring up the menu >> accounts >> tap the account you want to remove (ie. Facebook). Bring up the menu and click "remove account". I only wanted my gmail contacts so i removed all others.
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    That only works if you go thru your gmail contacts and clean out all the ones without phone numbers. And when you've been using gmail as long as i have (from when it was by invitation only!) You tend to have a LOT of people in there. This simple filter removal was just plain stupid. I'm about to try that ex dialer to see how it looks.
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    One thing to note about the non-stock dialers is there have been reports that you cannot dial 911 from them, so something to test and think about when using one of those.
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    How does one go about "testing" a 911 call? i'd be worried they'd fine me for abusing the system or making a false call. i know they have some leeway of course - a few years ago our toddler picked up my wife's phone and hit the emergency call button on screen - wife thought she hung up before it connected, but apparently not - 911 called back and after explaining it, they said ok but don't let it happen again. since then we had to disable the PIN/pattern locks on our phones so there wouldn't be an emergency button for the kiddo to press. sucks, but if you have kids, i'm sure you'd understand.

    well so far i much prefer this EX dialer over the stock ICS one on my d4. now if only i could replace the screen shown when someone calls me. i don't have photos for any of my contacts so i have to squint at the tiny dark gray on black writing to find the person's name. not very good while driving!

    so far the only thing i like about ICS over GB is the stock browser, data usage reports, and the ability to disable stock bloatware without rooting (but i still root so i can have TiBu). honestly, i could do without those and go back to GB and be happy.
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