Contacts Not Showing Up (The Reason)
I have noticed that my Droid is amending current contacts with new contacts being added if the names are similar. For example:
If you have three contacts named thus; David Miller, David, Dave it will combine the three instead of leaving them as separate entities.
Same with names like Jessica, Jess, Jessy. Occasionally, even if the contacts have different last names it will still combine them. Which is friggin unbelievably annoying!
- 12-16-2009, 11:48 AM #2
- 12-16-2009, 02:07 PM #3
That happened with my phone as well. My grandmother goes by Betty, and an aunt who married into the family goes by Liz. I had to change my grandmother's first name to "Grandma" to keep my phone from combining them.
On the other hand, in a way it's sort of a neat feature. I'm impressed that it has a database of common nicknames. I just wish there were a switch or something to keep it from combining contacts in special occasions.
- 12-16-2009, 02:16 PM #4
- 12-16-2009, 02:25 PM #5
You can't be serious! The database just assumes that you want to combine separate listings? That is blasphemy of the worst sort! I have separate listings in various lists, some of whom overlap, clients, family, friends, etc. which are used for mailings, etc. You can't combine them. I hope that when I roll mine over from Palm thru Companionlink into gmail, that does not happen or I will be screaming for someone.
- 12-16-2009, 03:02 PM #6
- 12-16-2009, 03:38 PM #7
I'm part of a company that is switching over to moto droids, we have 6 or 8 at this point
We all had this issue
This is definitely true. I had 750 contact in gmail. on the droid it combined then down to a nice 340 give or take.
Some contacts had up to 7 numbers combined into a single contact. Its a genuine pain in the (you know where)!
Is seems that google disregards the company name when doing imports...not to say that it doesn't import the name...it is there...also merged with all the rest of the information.
What we have found to fix this issue...somewhat...if you edit the merged contact....and press menu...you get a "Separate" feature...that does separate the merged contacts.
But then you have 6 or 7 contact with the exact same name.
So it still requires some cleaning up on your part.
I'm truly disappointed in the contacts on the motorola droid. One of my biggest gripes
On another note. I used google sync on my old phone bb tour...and it work very well for company name imports
- 12-16-2009, 05:50 PM #8
- 12-16-2009, 06:05 PM #9
- 12-16-2009, 06:20 PM #10
- 12-16-2009, 06:50 PM #11
- 12-17-2009, 10:22 AM #13
Again..there is a Separate feature it does work...
Also some ppl might know this...it is possible to search by company names..even if there is no way to sort by them.
I have noticed that i can view by categories, and my categories did import.
Its under menu/display option/ and the email address that has your contacts.
- 12-17-2009, 10:39 AM #14
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- 12-17-2009, 02:26 PM #17
It happend when i first got my droid but I changed the names and the problem was fixed. It was pretty annoying but i thought it was just a mistake from when they transfered over my contacts and since it was only two ppl it wasnt a big deal.
- 12-20-2009, 02:24 AM #18
I have a question about contacts as well. I have over three hundred in gmail but my phone says i only have 200. If i search for them they will appear long enough on my phone to call them or send them an email but they are not listed in my contacts. Do i have a setting wrong? Whats going on with this? Thanks.
- 12-20-2009, 06:08 AM #20
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- 12-20-2009, 11:09 AM #22
I'm wondering (haven't searched yet!) about when I grab my Droid finally this week, do I want VZW to go ahead and transfer my contacts from my old Centro? Or am I better waiting and doing it myself with a sync from my computer?