Google contacts syncs "All Contacts"
My friend just got a Captivate, and every contact (some 400+) in his Google account sync to his contacts on his phone.
I know on my Droid, it only syncs the contacts in "My Contacts", and/or allows me to choose the contact group I want to sync.
Is there an option to make the Captivate only sync contacts in "My Contacts" and not everything?
- 07-22-2010, 04:37 PM #2
- 07-22-2010, 06:40 PM #3
- 07-22-2010, 07:45 PM #4
- 07-23-2010, 01:58 AM #5
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I don't want to resort to giving up the sync, and just importing my address book, but looks like that may be what I have to do.
- 07-23-2010, 03:48 AM #6
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-knowledgable Android user
tried configuring phone to only sync from the my contacts but was not able to find the drilled down option to do so.
This solution below sucks..... Only solution I could think of with out custom rom and root.
Only solution I could think of would be to create a separate gmail account. I believe Android allows you to 2 sync multiple google accounts. On the new one created you should import all your contacts and have it sync. On the old google account you should disable syncing of contacts.
- 07-23-2010, 08:08 AM #7
- 07-23-2010, 09:06 AM #8
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The groups part of google contact sync has to be broken or somewhat unimplemented. I created a "Contractors" group in gmail and made many assignments to the groups. These are not synced to the phone. However when I created phone based contacts and linked them to each gmail contact so I can make ringtone and group assignments on the phone I was unable to create a "Contractors" group on the phone because it already exists. I could create a "Contractor" group instead and make the assignments. So the information is there but not displayed and you can't make just gmail contact group assignments or sync them with the phone. There are lots of problems here with this.