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    Question how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    I was tinkering around before activating the phone. Aparently I have a 'me' in my contacts I guess is shown to other android users in addition to what they have my # saved as. I aparently entered jumbled letters for this and can't delete or edit it. I also have a few other contacts I made while tinkering that don't have phone numbers. There seems to be no way to delete or edit the 'me' or the contacts with no #s or even the contacts with #s. Except for adding a photo.

    I tried everything I could think of, pressing and holding down the names and everything and sliding, etc etc in the 'people' app and when pressing the phone icon which bring up different screens. The names in my 'people' that don't have a # saved don't show up when I click the phone icon to dial, but that's besides the point.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    I think you just open it and press the menu key (3 lines or dots) for options (edit, delete, etc.).

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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    I think you just open it and press the menu key (3 lines or dots) for options (edit, delete, etc.).

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    Yes, to edit a contact you need to press menu then select edit. From there you should be able to delete the contact.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Forgot to mention this is a jelly bean ZTE AWE.
    Now that the phone's activated, I can hold down pressed on the number and 'edit it before calling' , but I still can't figure out how to edit the name or just delete the contact.
    The 'me' jumbled letters is gone now that I activated the phone and are replaced with my #.
    All the contacts I saved when the phone wasn't activated are gone now that the phone's activated and it did a factory reset all settings.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    If you want to edit contacts, you need to do it from the Contacts or People app. It sounds like you're trying to edit from the Dialer/Phone app, which generally doesn't have an edit function.

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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Tap on the person that needs edited. There should be a pencil looking icon in the upper right corner. You can edit anything in the contact from there.

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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    lol, no, there's only a star there to add to favs.
    Do I need a seperate app for this or something?
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    If you are in the Contacts or People app, select the contact, then press the Menu button. You should see options to Edit or Delete. As mentioned above, make sure you're in the Contacts app, not the Phone Dialer.

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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    To delete a contact simply press and hold on the contact you wish to delete and a menu will pop up that allows you to delete.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    lol, that doesn't work. By default (because I haven't made a google account to get more apps). I only have a People app, nothing titled Contacts. I go to the people one which lists my contacts and tried everything. I'm not really worried about it now, but it's baffling.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    I'd still like to get to the bottom of this, though. The People app is the stock Google contacts app (I only mentioned a Contacts app in case it was called something different on your device--it can differ depending on the device manufacturer). With the People app, tell us: what do you see when you select a contact and then tap the Menu button (either the hard menu button or the 3 vertical dots menu button on the screen)? Do you see any Delete option at all?

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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Quote Originally Posted by ralf23446 View Post
    lol, that doesn't work. By default (because I haven't made a google account to get more apps). I only have a People app, nothing titled Contacts. I go to the people one which lists my contacts and tried everything. I'm not really worried about it now, but it's baffling.
    Is there anyway you can upload a screenshot, with name and number blacked out of course, so we can see what you are seeing?

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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    sorry such big photos.
    First I click the icon on the bottom of the person with no nose or eyes (the phone icon gives me even less options).
    Then it shows all my contacts. I clicked the one I named 'Test' w/ Phone # 555-555-5555.
    I think I tried everything but can't edit the name/number/delete it.
    I checked through all my stock app - The closest thing I have to edit/delete contacts I'm thinking is the People app (which is what these pictures are from).
    So, do I need to DL an app or something to edit/delete contacts?










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    bump. thanks.
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    Are any of those screenshots from pressing the main menu button (either a hard menu button on the phone or a soft menu button in the lower or upper margins, looking like 3 vertical dots)? The 3rd screenshot looks like you long-pressed the face, which is just prompting you to add a picture for your contact. The 4th screenshot looks like you just long-pressed the phone number. There should be a separate menu button--it would help if the 1st screenshot showed the whole screen, since the menu button may be at the bottom of the screen. If your phone has a hard menu button, try pressing that.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Quote Originally Posted by ralf23446 View Post
    I was tinkering around before activating the phone. Aparently I have a 'me' in my contacts I guess is shown to other android users in addition to what they have my # saved as. I aparently entered jumbled letters for this and can't delete or edit it. I also have a few other contacts I made while tinkering that don't have phone numbers. There seems to be no way to delete or edit the 'me' or the contacts with no #s or even the contacts with #s. Except for adding a photo.

    I tried everything I could think of, pressing and holding down the names and everything and sliding, etc etc in the 'people' app and when pressing the phone icon which bring up different screens. The names in my 'people' that don't have a # saved don't show up when I click the phone icon to dial, but that's besides the point.
    Open you're contacts/people app, tap on the contact in the list you want to edit, and then somewhere on the screen will be a pencil icon,... tap that and you will be able to edit all fields.

    My screen shot is from my "Me" contact entry in Android 4.1.2. Jelly Bean.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    You're tapping (pressing for about a second or less?) the name of the contact, right? Long-press it (hold it down for about 3 seconds). When you let go, a menu will pop up. Delete should be down at the bottom of that menu (you'll have to scroll down). Tap Delete and the contact will be gone. (I don't remember if it asks you if you're sure you want to delete it.)

    BTW, that second icon at the bottom of the home screen, the blue/white one with the face, is your "contacts".
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corelogik View Post
    Open you're contacts/people app, tap on the contact in the list you want to edit, and then somewhere on the screen will be a pencil icon,... tap that and you will be able to edit all fields.

    My screen shot is from my "Me" contact entry in Android 4.1.2. Jelly Bean.
    The second photo I uploaded is what you're saying should show the pencil icon, but it's not there (eventhough the bottom section of the screen shot isn't shown).

    "You're tapping (pressing for about a second or less?) the name of the contact, right? Long-press it (hold it down for about 3 seconds). When you let go, a menu will pop up."

    Both methods bring up the same menu which is the second screen shot I posted.

    I'm begining to think I got a defected /buggy phone or something. I got it right after it was released. I updated all the options in system updates (PRL, Profile ZTE software etc), but it's the same. I contacted virgin mobile and linked this thread to see what they say about this and possibly a warranty replacement phone.

    All I can do is shown in the photos (add photo per contact, copy # to clipboard etc).
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    You still haven't mentioned what happens if you press the phone's capacitative Menu button when you're on the contact's screen.
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    There's no three verticle dots anywhere. All I access is show in photos. The only place I see 3 verticle dots is when I enter the app/whatever to make a phone call by pressing the icon that looks like a phone, but those 3 dots lead me to phone settings of no help.

    I think I have a buggy phone. Virgin Mobile was basically no help. There seems to be major menus missing. I also can't edit how much the screen lock prevents but read that it can be altered (I want to block incoming calls and showing the #, but w/ screen locked, I can answer calls and read the contact info despite screenlock is aparently easily cracked). With the latest/2nd latest Android version jellybean, I would think this is standard and not left out since my phone was cheap like $99 when I got it.

    Because of a sort of radiation phobia and I barely use the thing, I actually opted to get this 3G phone instead of spending just like $40 more for a 4G lte phone with much better CPU and ram etc. But if I can't figure out how to fix these problems or get it replaced under warranty, I guess I'll sell it used and get the 4GLTE one.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Did long press give anything ? Option to edit ?

    Download a third party contact application from playstore
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralf23446 View Post
    There's no three verticle dots anywhere. All I access is show in photos. The only place I see 3 verticle dots is when I enter the app/whatever to make a phone call by pressing the icon that looks like a phone, but those 3 dots lead me to phone settings of no help.
    According to reviews I looked up on the web, the ZTE Awe should have 3 capacitative buttons for Back, Home, and Menu just below the lower edge of the screen--I can see them in that first picture you posted. The Menu button is the one on the right. That's the Menu button you should try pressing to see if anything comes up. If a device has capacitative buttons, the software usually knows not to include a 3 vertical dot soft menu button.
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    ^ bingo, the button on the phone (not the screen) that I aparently never knew existed does it. Thanks.
    But I still can't figure out how to lock the screen and not allow it to answer incomings and show who's calling. I think texts might display also when it's locked which I don't want.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Glad you found the menu button, but now I'm not entirely sure what you mean about locking the screen. You can select your screen timeout (i.e., how long before the screen shuts off if the phone is idle) under Settings/Display, and you can select how long to wait after the screen shuts off before the phone requires the unlock PIN or pattern under Settings/Lock Screen. There's also an option there to make the Power button instantly lock the phone.

    Now, when the screen is locked, you say you don't want to "allow it to answer incomings"--are you saying you don't want it to ring and only show caller ID? It should always show a caller ID when ringing.
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    Default Re: how do I simply delete/edit a contact?

    Yeah, I know the first paragraph ^
    My old phone (borderline not a smart phone) didn't show who was calling when it was locked and I want this one like that. I did some googling and some phones can change how much is shown when the phone's locked. I can even answer the call when the phone is locked but don't see a settings options to change this.

    It'd be nice to call the phone if it's locked and lost then found and if the person who found it is nice (although they could probably mail it to the branded service provider then be reimbursed for postage and I should end up with the phone eventually, plus there are tracking apps), but, maybe there's an app that can block iincoming calls and caller id when locked. it's not a big deal if no one knows a quick solution, I'll probably eventualyl figure it out if it's possible.
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