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    Default How to automatically link contacts?

    On my old HTC Desire HD, the phone found and joined/linked/merged contacts belonging to the same person. On the S5, this seems to be a manual process (e.g. Contacts > Menu > Link Contacts). Note: I have no local contacts, only contacts from Facebook, Linkedin, Google, Outlook.com, work email, etc.

    How can I link contacts automatically?
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    Default Re: How to automatically link contacts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garnes View Post
    On my old HTC Desire HD, the phone found and joined/linked/merged contacts belonging to the same person. On the S5, this seems to be a manual process (e.g. Contacts > Menu > Link Contacts). Note: I have no local contacts, only contacts from Facebook, Linkedin, Google, Outlook.com, work email, etc.

    How can I link contacts automatically?
    Well, i think the linking occurs automatically once you've switch the synchronization on it will merger two same contacts. The manual process is just there to help you out with the merging of contacts having the same name .
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    As observed, contacts were automatically joined if it bears the same name
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    Default Re: How to automatically link contacts?

    Well, i think the linking occurs automatically once you've switch the synchronization on it will merger two same contacts. The manual process is just there to help you out with the merging of contacts having the same name
    Hi Kelly. What do you mean with "once you've switch the synchronization on"? Please explain!

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How to automatically link contacts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Audux View Post
    As observed, contacts were automatically joined if it bears the same name
    Hi. What do you mean? None of my contacts are automatically joined, even if they have the same name.
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    Default Re: How to automatically link contacts?

    in my case, the people app displays all contact information retrieved on the accounts registered on my device.
    (i.e Roger Joe on people apps displays his contact information from gmail and fb account)
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    Default Re: How to automatically link contacts?

    Go to "Contacts"
    Then hit the three dots or more option section
    Then choose "Link Contacts"
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    Default Re: How to automatically link contacts?

    This is not an option.
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    Default Re: How to automatically link contacts?

    Hi,
    I think that merging should do the work.

    You can go to "contacts" (not from the "phone" screens. The bar should be orange, not yellow).
    Then you have the "Merge contacts" option under the menu.

    The result is a single record for each contact, where the app accounts linked. So, for example, you'll end up with a single record for John Doe, with all it's emails and phones, which is linked to the facebook and linkedin profile.

    I found it quite useful.

    Indeed it's too bad that it doesn't offer you to link new contacts as the HTC sense does.
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    Default Re: How to automatically link contacts?

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    Ok, looks like there is no "automatic" way to do this but I found a faster way to do it....

    1. Go to the Contacts app.
    2. Hit the 3 dot menu icon.
    3. Select Manage Similar Contacts
    4. Find a contact with duplicatesHow to automatically link contacts?-screenshot_1.jpg
    5. Select the contacts name, not individual contact. You can select as many contact names as you want and the individual contacts will be linked to the contact name, not all of the contact names you selected as one.

    How to automatically link contacts?-screenshot_2.jpgHow to automatically link contacts?-screenshot_3.jpg
    Then hit Link in the top right corner. Done
    How to automatically link contacts?-screenshot_4.jpg

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