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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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    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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    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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    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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