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Want to remove Facebook contacts--but HOW?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by CathieBeck, Dec 7, 2009.

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    I downloaded all my friends on Facebook to my Droid contacts.

    It's TOO MANY -- over 500!

    I wish to "undo" this move -- all I want on my Droid contact list
    is my very limited number of people -- which is what I originally had.

    Do I have to go through and individually delete those 500 Facebook contacts now?

    Please tell me if there's a quick and easy way to do this.

    Cathie
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    Open contacts, select menu button, select accounts, select facebook, then remove account.
    You will lose your facebook but then re-add the account but turn off the sync and don't sync with contacts. Hope this helps and is clear enough.
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    alternatively, you can also change the display options to show only contacts with phone numbers also
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    thanks for the tip! been looking to do that since I got my droid
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    Worked PERFECTLY. Thanks a million!

    Cathie
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    Ha, I'm glad this was asked. I've been wondering the same thing! I had 602 added all at once... Thanks for the help!
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    I did the sync also, and I noticed that all the entries that I transferred from my old phone were gone. I reversed the FB sync, but now it says I have 0 contacts. Are all the ones I transferred gone for good?
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    Strangely enough, when people call me it shows their name from my old contacts. But when I go to contacts it says "No contacts with phone numbers"

    :blink:
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    Getting rid of FB contacts for good...and still having Facebook

    Finally got it. remove facebook from my accounts and from social networking.

    then use browser to go to facebook. login and then make it a shortcut to home page. Also, if you want to IM on facebook, download facebook chat.

    Doing all of this gives you all of FB features, and contact list remains unaffected.

    hope this helps.

    pac-man
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    Hey Gang,

    OK - I have the same problem, but the things above don't work. I've totally removed my Facebook account from the "My Accounts" screen, and verified this by going to Social networking, where it's gone as well.

    However, all these Facebook contacts are still in my Contacts:All contacts.

    I went to one, for example, and attempted to delete him manually ... when I clicked and "held" on this name, I chose "Delete" and got this message:

    Delete: to remove this contact from your phone, remove this person from your friends list on the following providers. (OK)
    (no list of providers was listed)

    I've even deleted this person from my Contacts list in my Google account, but they are still on my phone.
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    Will not let me remove FB account!

    I tried this every way possible ... it won't let me remove my FB account. I think maybe because it is the only "Social Networking" account set up? But I tried to add a MySpace account and it won't let me.

    Grrrrrr.
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    When I do this, it ignores all contacts from google and from my exchange server.
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    I only get notifications through email with the FB app.

    is there a way to:

    A)turn off email notification and only get a notification from the FB app itself?

    B)Sync profiles for pics and such on your phonebook but only snycing the contacts that are in your contact list and not the entire facebook list?
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    fmckinnon, did you solve this problem?
    HOW HOW HOW?
    F-ing facebook. Why does it lock contacts on my phone. Such BS!
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    Hey, more like Motorola being the one to blame, I think ..

    Anyway, yeah, I fixed it - but you won't like the answer. I did a factory reset on my phone and started over.
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    DO NOT...I REPEAT DO NOT FACTORY RESET YOUR PHONE.

    if you wish to remove your facebook contacts from your droid, follow these SIMPLE steps...
    -press your menu button on the home screen
    -select settings
    -once in settings, select "accounts & sync"
    -scroll down to "facebook" and select it
    -select the "remove account" option
    -YOUR FACEBOOK CONTACTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED!

    ~this does not remove the facebook app from your phone, it only removes contact information.

    this is the correct way to remove the facebook contacts, its obviously clear that this forum is not reviewed by the administrators, for incorrect or misleading information.... hopefully i have saved a few people from doing the unthinkable and factory resetting their phone.... hope i helped whoever read this far into this forum.

    ~Bdearborn887
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    I did precisely what previous poster recommended about a month ago. It works.

    (from Beka's DX)
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    Hmmm....I'm really not usually this clueless, but I've tried these methods (except factory reset) to get rid of all the Facebook and Twitter contacts, but no luck. I don't find "accounts and sync" in my settings, only "accounts." Any other suggestions? (Short of factory reset-not going there just to get rid of some contacts I don't want.)
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    Which Droid do u have? (x, incredible, etc..)

    Sent from my ADR6300 using DroidForums App
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    Sorry-left that out. I have X.

    Oh, I have removed both Facebook and Twitter accounts from the "My Accounts" area. I use the FB app and Tweetcaster.
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