1. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Does anyone here use or keep two sets of contacts/address books? If so do you use the same app for each one? On my current device I tried to keep two, but when I wanted to add someone to my contacts, I was never able to control which one I added them to! I was not given an option -- so now I have two screwed up address books.

    I cleaned them out...I am starting from exactly where I want to be...how do I transfer the two over to my new S8 Plus? Should I use two different apps to keep them? I am sure I can text from either one, right? I think one will transfer automatically when my Office 365 "syncs" with the new S8 Plus...but what about the other? How do I transfer that one?

    My phone list/contacts is going to transfer via Verizon cloud and all that. Those are phone numbers only.

    Thanks.
    07-08-2019 05:07 PM
  2. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    I guess I am looking for some practical application, day to day advice. Let's say I have a gmail account and I am inside gmail, reading emails, etc. If I want to send an email to someone -- can I access each individual address book/contacts and send an email from my gmail account? Or will my gmail only have access to a certain or one address book/contacts? Thanks.
    07-08-2019 10:22 PM
  3. mark7914's Avatar
    Someone more knowledgeable than I will know more..

    I have three email accounts on the phone. The primary one is Microsoft Exchange and the others are IMAP accounts.

    All my contacts are in Exchange and so sync to the phone/desktop/wherever.

    Within the phone I don't use Samsung or Google apps, I don't "backup the contacts" from the phone - no need - and use an email app called Nine.

    The phone itself appears to have a central "address book" and so the contacts from Exchange are visible to other apps (with permission).

    There is however no differentiation, no "multiple address books" - only one in this scenario - I can use Nine to send/receive from any of the email accounts and regardless of which one I use I can still select any of the contacts.
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    07-09-2019 04:45 AM
  4. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Someone more knowledgeable than I will know more..

    I have three email accounts on the phone. The primary one is Microsoft Exchange and the others are IMAP accounts.

    All my contacts are in Exchange and so sync to the phone/desktop/wherever.

    Within the phone I don't use Samsung or Google apps, I don't "backup the contacts" from the phone - no need - and use an email app called Nine.

    The phone itself appears to have a central "address book" and so the contacts from Exchange are visible to other apps (with permission).

    There is however no differentiation, no "multiple address books" - only one in this scenario - I can use Nine to send/receive from any of the email accounts and regardless of which one I use I can still select any of the contacts.

    Thanks again Mark! So you for the most part keep one address book and all three email addresses can tap into your central address book.

    What about if you do in fact want or need to keep two -- let's say business vs. personal or something of the like -- would you use two different apps or do you create two "profiles" in the same app (one for each address book)?
    07-09-2019 10:42 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you're talking about Contacts, I'd just use Groups, one for friends, one for business.

    If you're talking about email, I'd keep 2 separate accounts (and I do). You can have them in the same email app.

    For transferring, just put your current Google address (your Gmail address) into the phone as an account, and make sure that sync is enabled, at least for contacts. Putting the same addresses into the email app will pull whatever it's set for - the past 2 months, the past month, etc. - from the server. No need for the Verizon cloud for either.

    Google contacts are at https://contacts.google.com/, Gmail is at https://mail.google.com/mail/
    07-10-2019 02:28 PM

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