1. AC Question's Avatar
    A contact in the contacts list has a field labeled "Accounts". What is this?

    What are the possible values of this field? What does each value mean?

    How can I change the value? Can I set the value for all contacts at once?

    Thank you.
    01-18-2017 08:13 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. What device do you have? In most phones this field let you select under which account you want to save the contact, Google, Viber, Whatsapp, etc. I prefer using a Google account, so it's easier syncing contacts between devices and restore them on a new phone or after a factory reset.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-18-2017 08:24 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I strongly agree with Javier P -- it's best to save your contacts to your Google account, because they get synced automatically with your Google Contacts in the cloud. You can therefore access them anywhere you can log into Google, and the data is kept safe in the cloud as well (in case something happens to the phone). Avoid using the Phone/Device account, because that doesn't get synced anywhere automatically -- you have to manually back it up using 3rd party software.
    01-18-2017 10:41 AM

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