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    Default Help me organize my contacts

    Hi
    I am new here, and new to android devices.
    I have been a blackberry user for the past 5 years. I can say i am totally impressed by android OS and my new Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
    Here is my issue:
    My main contact manager is Gmail. So, i synced my Note2 with Gmail and i got all my contacts. So far, so good. When i add more accounts (facebook, Linkedin, Skype) there are lots of contacts i dont need and also, many duplicates.

    What i want to do is to delete all contacts and do it from the beginning as below:
    1. Have all my contacts from my Gmail account, as they are
    2. For only those contacts, i want to import details from facebook, twitter, skype and linkedin
    3. I dont want any additional contacts to be added. There are people in my facebook friend list, i dont even know!
    4. I want the default contact image to be synchronized with each contact's facebook profile pic

    Thank you very much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PanaWanKenobi View Post
    Hi
    I am new here, and new to android devices.
    I have been a blackberry user for the past 5 years. I can say i am totally impressed by android OS and my new Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
    Here is my issue:
    My main contact manager is Gmail. So, i synced my Note2 with Gmail and i got all my contacts. So far, so good. When i add more accounts (facebook, Linkedin, Skype) there are lots of contacts i dont need and also, many duplicates.

    What i want to do is to delete all contacts and do it from the beginning as below:
    1. Have all my contacts from my Gmail account, as they are
    2. For only those contacts, i want to import details from facebook, twitter, skype and linkedin
    3. I dont want any additional contacts to be added. There are people in my facebook friend list, i dont even know!
    4. I want the default contact image to be synchronized with each contact's facebook profile pic

    Thank you very much!
    Welcome to the forums.
    I don't think you need to erase everything. You should be able to link contacts together, and if you go into contacts, and click menu, you should have options for showing only certain types of contacts, like only those with phone numbers.
    As for linking with social media, I am not exactly sure. I don't use those services.

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    Default Re: Help me organize my contacts

    YES that did it!
    settings → contacts to display →customized list
    And join contacts with no picture with the corresponding fb contact
    PERFECT!
    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanaWanKenobi View Post
    YES that did it!
    settings → contacts to display →customized list
    And join contacts with no picture with the corresponding fb contact
    PERFECT!
    Thanks a lot

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk
    Cool. And I thought I only half answered the question....
    See you around the forums.

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    Default Re: Help me organize my contacts

    I have it set to "display by first name" but it's still separating some by last, say a doctor. How can I fix this? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendy5001 View Post
    I have it set to "display by first name" but it's still separating some by last, say a doctor. How can I fix this? Thanks

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    Have you tried clearing cache in contacts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Have you tried clearing cache in contacts?
    Dumb question....how do I do that? Been years since I used an android. When to iPhone for 3.... what was I thinking?

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    This is solved... when they transferred over they didn't come with Dr as a first name...duh. And I learned how to clear the cache. 2 birds one stone! Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendy5001 View Post
    Dumb question....how do I do that? Been years since I used an android. When to iPhone for 3.... what was I thinking?

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    Settings, apps, swipe over to all, scroll down to contacts, click clear cache. After that, I would restart the device.

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