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    Default Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    I was helping my mom setup her new phone, I put in the sim card and each name has a duplicate with 1 number and 1 Whatsapp. I think there's some with Gmail as well. How do I combine it? I tried using GO Ex Contacts but it couldn't merge, it said there were no duplicates found, except 1 but with that contact both were numbers. There's about 400 contacts at the moment so it's gonna be a real pain to do it individually. Anyone know a fix? The phone is Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus.
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    If you sign into https://www.google.com/contacts/ on your computer. Select "more", there is an option to "find and merge duplicates". Hope that helps.
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    Quote Originally Posted by nedia_r View Post
    If you sign into https://www.google.com/contacts/ on your computer. Select "more", there is an option to "find and merge duplicates". Hope that helps.
    There are no contacts under google>contacts. How do I get it up from my phone. Also, will this merge the contacts in the phone book as well?
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    I would turn contact syncing on. Then when they are all synced, delete them from the phone. And then merge any duplicates in Google contacts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aesthete18 View Post
    I was helping my mom setup her new phone, I put in the sim card and each name has a duplicate with 1 number and 1 Whatsapp. I think there's some with Gmail as well. How do I combine it? I tried using GO Ex Contacts but it couldn't merge, it said there were no duplicates found, except 1 but with that contact both were numbers. There's about 400 contacts at the moment so it's gonna be a real pain to do it individually. Anyone know a fix? The phone is Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus.
    Same problem here. Some whatsapp contacts are merged with my contacts in the contact list but some are not. I cannot delete the Whatsapp contacts because they are read only. After trying for several days I have not found a method to merge the contacts. They do not appear in Google+ contacts. This really bugs me.
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    I'm fed up that there is no solution for those read only contacts. No matter what I tell whatsapp or Waze, those contacts still do appear in google only contacts but as read only, even when I try to catch the moment 'don't sync.' It's been so long and the app developers or mighty Google - none of them found any solutions.
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    Same problem... Is there something new about that?

    When I edit the name of a contact name in google, it keeps the old one too (whatsapp readonly type). I don't know how to fix that.
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    i found out a simple way to fix that, in my phone at least.
    i edit the contact number (the google account number) so that it doesn't include any hyphens, and after saving, the contact shows only one number.
    it looks like if when the number contains hyphens, and i guess other formatting like apces or periods, the contact app doesn't understand they are the same number.
    sounds stupid right? well it worked in my phone.
    now i just have to look for an app to batch edit all my numbers! haven't found yet.
    i hope this helps you too.
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    In order to fix this (may be there is some SW update, because this still smells as a bug) do the following:
    1) Go to your contacts
    2) Select Contacts to display
    3) Select near the Customized list the"setting" sign
    4) Click on the arrow near to WhatsUp/Waze.... categories and unselect all not relevant checkboxes
    5) Now select the Customized list
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    Thanks to PeterP007...

    Hey Guys... I was also facing the same issue and there is a way to not show any whatsapp, viber etc. contacts in your phone contact list...
    I have Samsung Galaxy J.. new in market with Android Lollipop 5.1.

    Here what I did..

    1. Go to "Contacts".
    2. On top right corner "More"
    3. Click on "Settings"
    4. There in Settings you can see "Contacts to display".. just click it.
    5. Now it shows different options like Show All Contacts, Device Contacts, SIM Contacts, Whatsapp Contacts and of all accounts that you have. Simply select your desired option as mine was to show SIM Contacts.

    Note:
    All other Whatsapp etc. contacts are present but they won't be shown in your phone contact list. And you can change the setting whenever you want.

    I hope this help all..

    Regards
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    Quote Originally Posted by moon387 View Post
    Thanks to PeterP007...

    Hey Guys... I was also facing the same issue and there is a way to not show any whatsapp, viber etc. contacts in your phone contact list...
    I have Samsung Galaxy J.. new in market with Android Lollipop 5.1.

    Here what I did..

    1. Go to "Contacts".
    2. On top right corner "More"
    3. Click on "Settings"
    4. There in Settings you can see "Contacts to display".. just click it.
    5. Now it shows different options like Show All Contacts, Device Contacts, SIM Contacts, Whatsapp Contacts and of all accounts that you have. Simply select your desired option as mine was to show SIM Contacts.

    Note:
    All other Whatsapp etc. contacts are present but they won't be shown in your phone contact list. And you can change the setting whenever you want.

    I hope this help all..

    Regards
    Right Bro... quite effective for now.
    Let me check for couple of days, as no other problem creeps out #ThanksBuddy
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    duplicate contacts come back and the "custom list" setting gets reset back to "All Contacts" once you open whatsapp again
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    resurfacing of the same problem...
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    Quote Originally Posted by Selector Spice View Post
    duplicate contacts come back and the "custom list" setting gets reset back to "All Contacts" once you open whatsapp again

    Yes... Once whats app opened it comes again. Any solution ?
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    Default Re: Duplicate names in contacts, 1 number and 1 Whatsapp?

    I might have just bumped into a possible solution. I was trying multiple solutions, and this one in particular worked (atleast for the time being).
    So, here it is,
    In the 'App Permissions' of WhatsApp, Go to the option of 'Write/Delete Contact' and change its permission from Always Allowed to Always Denied.
    Then after doing this, whatever contacts you save in your device from there on, save them individually, not by the add contact option of WhatsApp.
    It seems to have worked for me, though I have put this solution on probation as of now, as I cannot say the issue won't resurface prematurely.
    Thanks

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