How to stop google contact sync with phone?

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  1. GenieAngel

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    This phone synced my entire gmail contacts into my phone, which I don't want and there are tons of duplicates.

    The verizon store told me there is a way to stop the syncing from gmail/google to my phone. Does anyone remember how to do this?
    I didn't find it in contact settings.

    Also, what does it mean when a tiny light flashes from the bottom of the phone?
     
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    BUMP

    I really need this answered. I want to delete all these excess contacts on my phone but can't til I turn off the sync or it will remove them from my gmail where I need them.
     
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    Settings>Accounts & Sync>tap your google account>unchecked sync contacts.
     
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    You can merge contacts
    People app
    Tap contact
    Tap picture (or generic face if they don't have a pic)
    Tap 3 dots in upper right corner
    Tap edit
    Tap 3 dots again
    Tap join
    Tap contact to merge with

    Also, in the phone app, it should only display the contacts with phone numbers. All the other contacts will still be available for composing emails. If you turn off sync and you lose/break your phone, you'll lose any contacts you had in your phone... and pics, bookmarks, calendar, docs, music, books, etc... Unless of course you use vzw's backup assistant. It covers a few if those things... but just about everyone here has frozen/blocked/removed that app because a) Google's sync is more thorough and b) its from Verizon and we didn't even want them to put their software on our phone to begin with.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums
     
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    You may want to create another Gmail account specifically for your phone. Contacts sync is vital to backing up your contacts instantly.
     
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    To Rid Yourself of Duplicate Entries in Your Contact List

    Go to Google Mail

    On upper left side, click on "Gmail" and then on drop down menu, "CONTACTS"

    Click on "More", above your contact list

    Click on "Find & merge duplicates"

    Voila!
     
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