1. JN81's Avatar
    do you get them to default to Google and not save only to the phone?
    06-05-2016 11:24 PM
  2. holz75's Avatar
    When you click on People, there's a drop down menu if you click on Phonebook on the top left. From there, you should be able to uncheck everything but your Google account. Oops, I misunderstood your question! I thought you were asking how to have your contacts only from your Google account.
    JN81 likes this.
    06-06-2016 12:10 AM
  3. JN81's Avatar
    No problem. I just don't want to have to go into GMail to update my contacts every time. I'm coming from the Moto X Pure Edition where every time I entered in a new contact, it was defaulted to Google. I've had the HTC 10 for a month now and just realized it was only saving contacts to the phone.
    06-06-2016 12:24 AM
  4. holz75's Avatar
    Ohhhh... Well, you definitely don't have to go into Gmail. When you create a new contact or save a phone number you've dialed, there's always an option to choose which account you save them to. Google is always included.
    JN81 likes this.
    06-06-2016 12:31 AM
  5. weepatc's Avatar
    When adding contacts in the People app. You can select which option you wish to use when saving contacts

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    06-06-2016 03:40 AM
  6. JN81's Avatar
    Thanks guys. Figured it out. I guess I wasn't looking hard enough before.
    06-06-2016 07:43 AM
  7. mike146's Avatar
    When adding contacts in the People app. You can select which option you wish to use when saving contacts

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...890807a40b.jpg


    OK, I see it says always save etc.... but it doesn't. Every time I have to change it to google from phone. For some reason I think this is a recent update change because I thought it was defaulted to google.

    Can anyone please tell me how to change default to google.

    Thank you very much.
    06-16-2016 09:31 AM
  8. mike146's Avatar
    has anyone figured this out yet? Thanks again. This is driving me crazy. Have to change everytime I add a contact. It will not default to google. Not that I can find as of yet anyway.

    Thank you very much.
    06-24-2016 06:19 AM
  9. Fathertime's Avatar
    Save it to the phone and backup to Google.
    06-24-2016 10:23 AM
  10. holz75's Avatar
    has anyone figured this out yet? Thanks again. This is driving me crazy. Have to change everytime I add a contact. It will not default to google. Not that I can find as of yet anyway.

    Thank you very much.
    Mine default's to Google but maybe that's because I'm only using my Google contacts in the People app?
    06-24-2016 01:01 PM
  11. Fathertime's Avatar
    You hit the nail on the head.
    06-24-2016 02:17 PM
  12. mike146's Avatar
    that was the first thing I did and still it defaults to phone and not google.


    I have been trying to answer this for weeks, but have been unable to to on my phone. It showed me logged in, but would not let me post from mobile app. But that is another thread...LOL

    seriously, I am at a total lost as to why it keeps defaulting to phone and not google....

    Anyone have a new idea?
    07-04-2016 08:23 AM
  13. mike146's Avatar
    Bump. Still haven't figured this one out.

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    07-19-2016 07:33 PM
  14. holz75's Avatar
    So when you go to add a new contact and click 'type', choose your Google account, and then try to add another contact, it doesn't default to Google the next time? Also, when I click on 'Contacts to display', I have mine set on 'By account', and only have 1 Google account checked. If you've done all of that and it still doesn't default to Google, I'm not sure what to say!
    07-19-2016 08:16 PM
  15. mike146's Avatar
    Holz, thanks for the reply. Have done all that and each time it defaults to phone and not Google. I am so stumped by this.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-20-2016 08:07 PM
  16. mikehtcmike's Avatar
    Holz, thanks for the reply. Have done all that and each time it defaults to phone and not Google. I am so stumped by this.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Did you ever find a fix for this?????? It's driving me crazy and I refuse to pay new phone prices.
    07-29-2019 02:16 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Do you have an HTC 10 as well? From what I remember with older non-Nexus/Pixel phones, there's no way to change the default account -- you just always have to remember to select the account you want when entering a new contact into the Contacts app. I find it generally easier to enter the contacts into Google Contacts on my computer browser, and letting them sync automatically to my phone.
    07-29-2019 08:25 PM

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