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    Default Phone is Duplicating contacts

    Help, I don't know what to do. For some time now my phone keeps duplicating contacts 2,3,and 4 times. And then it joins them so when I look up a phone # it brings up many more results. Does anyone know how to stop this, and is there a way to delete all the extra contacts at one time?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgindi26 View Post
    Help, I don't know what to do. For some time now my phone keeps duplicating contacts 2,3,and 4 times. And then it joins them so when I look up a phone # it brings up many more results. Does anyone know how to stop this, and is there a way to delete all the extra contacts at one time?
    Thanks

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    Do you have your Facebook friends to sync with your phone? That could be the reason why.
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    I don't use Facebook

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgindi26 View Post
    I don't use Facebook

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    If you have additional entries it could also be from g+, gmail, aol, hotmail. You can join those contacts into one entry.
    Click on one entry, press bottom left side of your sign choose Join Contact, your list of contacts will show up choose which one you want to join with. Simple
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    You could try Contact Analyzer 2: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ntactanalyzer2 - it hasn't been updated in a long time, but it worked well for me back in my HTC Thunderbolt days.
    Edit: There's Contact Remover Plus: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...olyhog.dcfdpro which seems to have more current reviews, but it's a paid app.
    You didn't give us much to go on for how all of these duplicates showed up. It could be something as simple as using Verizon Backup Assistant + and having it restore your contacts while at the same time having your contacts already synced with Google. Without more information on when the problem started, or what social apps you might use, it's a shot in the dark.

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    my s4 does the same exact thing and as far as Verizon an Android and Samsung is concerned that problem doesn't exist.one of those I'll look into it I'll get back to you and they never do and plus there's no record of it being talked about
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    Have the same issue. The web page that Google has set up for contacts isn't showing dupes. But my android phone (S3) is showing all kinds of dupes, sometimes 6 or 7 dupes for a single contact. And what's strange is that the dupes contain no info, except for the name field.

    So I used an option on the old version of google contacts web page to export my contacts to a file. And then I wiped all the contacts, both on the web page and on the phone. Then I re-imported all the contacts (from the exported file) via the web page and waited for that to sync to the phone. After a while it synced and everything was just fine.

    But subsequently, my phone has sprouted duplicate contacts again. And again, these dupes are not showing up on the web page for Google contacts. And again, the dupes contain no info.
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    Do you have Waze installed? It's a known issue that was supposed to be fixed several releases ago.

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    Well I'll be, waze was the culprit. I removed the app and all the duplicate contacts disappeared.

    Thanks so much! I wouldn't have guessed to think that.
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    You're welcome, glad to help.

    You don't have to remove Waze, just the account in the device settings. It happens with every app update.

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    >>... just the account in the device settings.<<
    Sorry, but what does this mean? My LG G3 had this problem and I had to delete Waze. I don't know which/where the "Device settings" you refer to are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgindi26 View Post
    Help, I don't know what to do. For some time now my phone keeps duplicating contacts 2,3,and 4 times. And then it joins them so when I look up a phone # it brings up many more results. Does anyone know how to stop this, and is there a way to delete all the extra contacts at one time?
    Thanks

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using AC Forums mobile app
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    Default Re: Phone is Duplicating contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by mgindi26 View Post
    Help, I don't know what to do. For some time now my phone keeps duplicating contacts 2,3,and 4 times. And then it joins them so when I look up a phone # it brings up many more results. Does anyone know how to stop this, and is there a way to delete all the extra contacts at one time?
    Thanks

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using AC Forums mobile app
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    These duplacrions are being sent tobmy husbands phone also , all of my emails and other thongs from off my phone

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