1. Hoib's Avatar
    I bought my wife an Acer Iconia Tablet. It comes with a standard stock Android E-Mall application which we are using and I set up her account to draw mail from her fairpoint.net ISP. It works. I established a Google account just to get the tablet registered. Now I'm trying to bring over her contacts from her old Windows XP laptop using Outlook Express. I've done the .csv export and import into her new Google account. I can see the imported contacts in her GMail off a desktop computer with full IE browser. I understand the tablet is "married" to Google but she prefers to keep her fairpoint.net account and not switch over.

    There is a standard stock Android Contacts app provided with the Iconia. I thought there would be an auto-synch for Contacts. They're not showing up although I can see a submenu for {her_email@gmail.com} with a descriptor of "Imported 10/10/2011". And they're also not showing up in the standard stock Android Email app either which also doesn't seem to have any information inside it for looking through Contacts. And even more bizzare, if you pull up her Gmail on the tablet, the Contacts apparently are in a different spot (which I cannot find) so I'm guessing that they're supposed to come from the tablets Contacts app. Right?

    What exactly should I be expecting to happen between the two apps (Android Contacts and Android Email) and synching with her Google account? Am I looking for something that isn't supposed to happen? Will we need to manually add the Contacts into the standard stock Android Email App?

    Thanks, folks. Love looking around in here at all the interesting qustions...

    H
    10-10-2011 07:29 PM
  2. romylam's Avatar
    You need to turn synching ON for your wife's gmail account on the Iconia, this way the contacts from her gmail account will flow into the stock Contact app. Once in, these same contacts can be accessible from both Gmail and stock Email apps.

    To turn on synching, goto Settings, Accounts & sync, look for your wife's gmail account under Manage Account and tap on the sync button.

    Regards
    Romy

    I bought my wife an Acer Iconia Tablet. It comes with a standard stock Android E-Mall application which we are using and I set up her account to draw mail from her fairpoint.net ISP. It works. I established a Google account just to get the tablet registered. Now I'm trying to bring over her contacts from her old Windows XP laptop using Outlook Express. I've done the .csv export and import into her new Google account. I can see the imported contacts in her GMail off a desktop computer with full IE browser. I understand the tablet is "married" to Google but she prefers to keep her fairpoint.net account and not switch over.

    There is a standard stock Android Contacts app provided with the Iconia. I thought there would be an auto-synch for Contacts. They're not showing up although I can see a submenu for {her_email@gmail.com} with a descriptor of "Imported 10/10/2011". And they're also not showing up in the standard stock Android Email app either which also doesn't seem to have any information inside it for looking through Contacts. And even more bizzare, if you pull up her Gmail on the tablet, the Contacts apparently are in a different spot (which I cannot find) so I'm guessing that they're supposed to come from the tablets Contacts app. Right?

    What exactly should I be expecting to happen between the two apps (Android Contacts and Android Email) and synching with her Google account? Am I looking for something that isn't supposed to happen? Will we need to manually add the Contacts into the standard stock Android Email App?

    Thanks, folks. Love looking around in here at all the interesting qustions...

    H
    10-10-2011 10:20 PM
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