1. Dougal95's Avatar
    Is it possible to delete all the contacts on my sim card without loosing the device contacts?
    06-14-2016 06:13 PM
  2. combat82's Avatar
    Backup device contacts to google, then delete everything, then sync contacts from Google

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-14-2016 06:54 PM
  3. Dougal95's Avatar
    06-14-2016 07:46 PM
  4. Dougal95's Avatar
    Just a thought.... contacts already are backed up on Google. Surely if I now delete all phone contacts, that state will transfer to Google?
    06-14-2016 08:01 PM
  5. combat82's Avatar
    Turn sync off first, but if there are contacts you don't want on the phone that are already in Google just make a new Gmail

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-14-2016 08:52 PM
  6. can3gxw's Avatar
    There is an option in the contacts to "merge" SIM contacts to Google. I would do this first, just to be sure that you've gotten them all. You may end up with duplicates, but IMO that's better than losing some.

    Once you've done this, I would take ONE contact that's on my SIM (jot down the information on paper "just in case") and delete it from the SIM.

    Wait a few minutes to allow the regular syncing to take place, then check your contacts and see if they're still there. If they are, then you're good. If you want a triple check, go to "contacts.google.com" on a computer and see if they're still there. They should be.

    You would then be safe to delete everyone from your SIM contacts because they're already backed up.
    06-15-2016 08:21 AM

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