I don't want my contacts to be Gmail contacts. How do I change them?
I don't use gmail. I only set up an account so that I can use the app store. The problem I have is with my contacts. I tried to make sure that when I synced all the contacts, they were saved to the phone, not to gmail. Unfortunately, over my course of rooting, I didn't turn off the sync and at some time, they all synced to Gmail. I deleted them all, but on my phone, they all say they're Google contacts, and not "Phone" contacts. I can't seem to change this. Any suggestions?
- 08-03-2010, 11:58 AM #2
You can export your contact list from Gmail so that you can import somewhere else.
The thing about the contact being in Gmail is if something happens and your phone dies, all your contacts will automatically be restored once you log into your Gmail account. Good luck.
- 08-03-2010, 12:35 PM #3
I know I always hate the answers that start with "But why would you want to do that...", but...
Why would you want to do that? What is the problem with having your contacts stored in gmail? To me it is the best of both worlds, I not only have all my contacts on my phone, but I also have them "backed up" on Google. That way if I drop my phone while BASE jumping from the Empire State Building and it breaks into a million pieces on the sidewalks of NYC, I can get a new phone and log in with my gmail account and all my contacts are back on my new phone. Just having the contacts on my phone results in the spilling of all my contacts over the hapless people walking the streets below my parachute assisted descent.
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Don't get me wrong, I understand that their motto is "Do no evil", but I'm also keenly aware of that old colloquialism, "The road to hell is (often) paved with good intention(s)".....
Lots of folks don't realize that Google even retains all search data info. from each and every IP (along w/other identifying info) that visits Google.com permanently, as well. They're the only search engine that does it. Have to question the reason behind that when even Microsoft purges that data every 180 days and Yahoo, every 90 days.