Okay, so I bought an Atrix today, set up my motoblur account, linked my facebook, twitter, and google accounts and BAM, my contacts list is full of a bunch of random contacts from all three services. The only problem is that I can't find a way to merge/link my contacts together.
For example, my brother is in there twice: once for his general contact info that linked with his facebook etc, and then his twitter account is not linked.
Same thing with my mom except I have a Mom contact and then her facebook contact and can't merge them.
Also, I can't choose what name to display for each contact. This is highly frustrating since I can't find any sort of merge contacts option when I press and hold on a contact's name. In fact, I can't find a way to edit contacts at all without adding a new one. Any have any tips or advice for me?
- 02-22-2011, 01:18 PM #2
- 02-22-2011, 02:18 PM #4
I have a problem with the contacts that are being synced into the phone. My contacts are appearing but also every email that I have emailed with gmail show up as contacts... even though I have not added them to my official contacts they all appear there. I am seeing tons of dups and I am not understanding why this is happening. I log into my gmail and click on contact it as 90 which is accurate but there is also another section within contacts where it says all contacts which shows every email address or contact that I emailed. Sadly the ALL contacts is what is being synced to the phone which is causing dups and some folks I dont require to be on my phone.
What options do i have to fix this?
update: I just deleted the "other contacts" via Gmail site.
Last edited by dopestar; 02-22-2011 at 02:34 PM.
Still can't figure out how to change the display name of a contact. Any time I link someone to twitter, the name displayed changes to their twitter name. Now, I don't mind this happening with facebook overwriting the original name I gave someone but I hate that it's doing this with twitter names.
Any one figure this out yet?
- 02-23-2011, 09:56 AM #6
- 02-23-2011, 11:15 AM #7
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Yeah -- the Twitter name thing is really annoying. It has, for example, ME listed by a Twitter handle.
But more annoying -- my son and I have the same first and last name -- it merged his info with mine and will not let me edit the information. For example there are two "locked" e-mail addresses, one is his. Ditto with his cell. I tried erasing the entire contact, but it won't let me erase myself, and when I try creating a new contact for him, it just adds it to mine. REALLY annoying, as I need to call him and when he calls me, MY photo appears on the screen. Is this yet another MotoBlur issue?
- 02-23-2011, 11:18 AM #8
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- 03-18-2011, 02:10 PM #16
Ok, I'm getting my Atrix in a week. Do you guys have any tips on how I should sync my contact to avoid any of the issues ou guys are experimenting. Should I skip the MotoBlur sign in and download google sync or do it with MotoBlur?" In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. " Albert Einstein.
- 03-22-2011, 09:30 PM #17
- 01-05-2012, 02:24 PM #18
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Re: Contact merging/linking/naming?
To fix the twitter problem: go to accounts, remove twitter account. turn off phone. turn on phone. It removes all twitter contacts from your address book.
Now re-add your twitter account.
You can't link the twitter accounts to the moto-contact, but you can hide the twitter from showing in your address book and bulking it up.
contacts > settings > display options > twitter > uncheck display all contacts
Because I mean really, if you are tweeting someone, then it's probably not from the contact list so much as a stand-alone app.