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    Default Two-way syncing between Yahoo Contacts and Android contacts. Is it possible?

    I installed the Yahoo Mail app on my new S4 and my contacts "synced" to the android contacts app. Or at least Yahoo calls it syncing. It seems more like a transfer to me. I can't edit the transferred contacts from my phone, and as I test, I updated a few contacts on the Yahoo mail website and those updates are not replicating to my phone.

    Is there a way to enable true, ongoing, two-way syncing between Yahoo Mail contacts on the web and the contacts app on my phone? (To be clear, I want to be able to add, delete, or edit contacts in either place.)
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    Default Re: Two-way syncing between Yahoo Contacts and Android contacts. Is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by terrabiped View Post
    I installed the Yahoo Mail app on my new S4 and my contacts "synced" to the android contacts app. Or at least Yahoo calls it syncing. It seems more like a transfer to me. I can't edit the transferred contacts from my phone, and as I test, I updated a few contacts on the Yahoo mail website and those updates are not replicating to my phone.

    Is there a way to enable true, ongoing, two-way syncing between Yahoo Mail contacts on the web and the contacts app on my phone? (To be clear, I want to be able to add, delete, or edit contacts in either place.)
    https://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/whygmail.html
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    Default Re: Two-way syncing between Yahoo Contacts and Android contacts. Is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by terrabiped View Post
    Is there a way to enable true, ongoing, two-way syncing between Yahoo Mail contacts on the web and the contacts app on my phone? (To be clear, I want to be able to add, delete, or edit contacts in either place.)
    Is Gekko's link to Gmail meant to be an answer to the question? Does Gmail do what is requested?
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    Default Re: Two-way syncing between Yahoo Contacts and Android contacts. Is it possible?

    Android is designed to work with Google. You can read Yahoo email, but Android won't automatically sync Yahoo email addresses to the Google Contacts app. The link was meant to show why to switch to a gmail account (I think).

    If you want to use oats to power your transportation, buying a car and making gasoline by fermenting the oats isn't as efficient as buying a horse.
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    Default Re: Two-way syncing between Yahoo Contacts and Android contacts. Is it possible?

    I would also like to know if it's possible to two way sync Yahoo contacts with Android.
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    Default Re: Two-way syncing between Yahoo Contacts and Android contacts. Is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    Android is designed to work with Google. You can read Yahoo email, but Android won't automatically sync Yahoo email addresses to the Google Contacts app. The link was meant to show why to switch to a gmail account (I think).

    If you want to use oats to power your transportation, buying a car and making gasoline by fermenting the oats isn't as efficient as buying a horse.
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    Default Re: Two-way syncing between Yahoo Contacts and Android contacts. Is it possible?

    It worked just fine on my s3... why not on s5. I'm even using native Samsung email app with my yahoo act as default. It doesn't bring in my contacts
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    Default Re: Two-way syncing between Yahoo Contacts and Android contacts. Is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    Android is designed to work with Google. You can read Yahoo email, but Android won't automatically sync Yahoo email addresses to the Google Contacts app. The link was meant to show why to switch to a gmail account (I think).

    If you want to use oats to power your transportation, buying a car and making gasoline by fermenting the oats isn't as efficient as buying a horse.

    And iOS is designed to work with iCloud, and windows mobile with msn or whatever they call it today, but they still open their API to other services. I lost my iPhone and decided to give android a shot. I'm coming around, especially thanks to fanboys like you two, that more open systems despite their similar ever present fan trolls, are preferable. At least I don't need to hand over my info along with that of everyone I know just to make a phone call.

    If anyone knows an effective way to actually sync contacts with ones personal address book of choice there are several people that would like to know.

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