How do I remove a contact from favorites?

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    I don't even know how it got in favorites but I can't figure out how to remove it.
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    It's what google does automatically. To move someone off the list you'll need to stop emailing or calling or being called by them so much and then someone more popular should eventually replace that person on your "favorites" list.
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    That don't sound right. I only have one friend in the favorites list that I haven't used the cell to contact with since July, but yet someone else I contact with several times a week is not in favorites.
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    Do you use Gmail? Maybe it's based on who you email via Gmail.


    I did just play with it and discovered that you can long press on someone from the favorites tab of your contacts and you'll get a popup with the "remove from favorites" option. This will remove it from the favorites tab but not delete the person from your whole contacts list.
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    Un-star them from the contacts menu?
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    Correct.

    View the contact and there should be a yellow or gray star in the upper right corner. If the star is yellow they are a favorite, if its gray they are not. You can toggle the favorite status by clicking this star.
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    I also just noticed that in your gmail contacts, they will be part of the groups "starred in android".
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    In post #4 from Droider he or she suggests a long press on the contact to bring up a menu. I did that and that particular contact brought up the option to add as a favorite when it already was a favorite.

    I picked that option anyway and the contact moved up to the top of the favorites list.

    I pressed and held on the contact again and this time I got the option to remove from favorites. Again I chose that option and this time I got to the original favorites list.

    I have now deleted the contact, which was ported by Verizon from my Google contacts list.
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    Verizon did not port anything from google onto your phone. They may have set it up for you but that is it. The droid automatically syncs with your google account. Changes you make to your contacts and such from a computer to your google account will show up on your Droid.
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    Thanks, but the only thing different there is the terminology, amounts to the same thing. I can't imagine how that single contact could randomly become a favorite.
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    deleting contacts in favorite menu

    first of all the contacts show up there after 1 phone call they are not starred and are not favorites. if you hold down on the contact a menu pops up letting you add them as a favorite. deleting the contact is also an option but taht deletes the contact from you phoone entirely. if you add them to your favorites the rest of the contacts on the list go under "frequently called". Question: How do you erase the contact from the favorite menu, but not from your contact list?
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    its not a favorite. your 25 last/most frequently called are put in under the favorite menu/tab. if you hard press a contact from the favorite tab there is an option to add them as a favorite. then you will see the "frequently called" title under the favorite contact you just added. it souds confusing but if you do it you will see what i mean
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    Favorites vs. frequently called

    Thank you for this simple, yet somehow impossible-to-find-on-VZW-or-Motorola explanation!
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    So I take it nobody has found a way to delete a number or delete the whole favorite tab?
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    That's never been an option with the native contact app. Most likely never will be.
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    Any suggestions as to a good replacement app?
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    You can also remove contacts from your favorites list by long pressing on said contact and clicking "remove from favorites."
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    Not sure why, but unstarring a favorite contact OR long-press "remove from favorites" is NOT removing my designated favorite contacts. Sometimes I even have trouble deleting contacts out of my address book. WHY????? Help :(
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    Here is the solution

    Try this -- on your Droid, go to the contacts page - people - (not the favorites page) -- find the contact you wish to remove from "favorites" and edit the contact. When you open the contact, look for "Group" and uncheck "favorites" to remove it from the favorites page...

    Glad Droid OS made this a simple task... ok, maybe not...

    BTW - you can also edit this in GMAIL, but the sync with the droid will change it back to being a favorite, so not the best idea.
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