1. mythstery's Avatar
    Ok so I switched from at&t iPhone to the epic 4g. When I did the guy at sprint made a google exchange to easily swap my contacts over.. Well that way was stupid and now I have every contact of every person I have ever emailed or received emails from in my phone.. When I look up a contact and if they have google+, Facebook, or a gmail account it has all of that saved in one contact.. And I also have duplicates. So when I go to text or call Some one and start to type their name the drop down box has like 25+ people/contact info to select from which leads me to just type out the entire name of said person to find the PHONE NUMBER i'm looking to text..

    I had 200 contacts on my iPhone and that's all I want on this phone.. I won't mind if it syncs face book contacts though. So what do I need to do?

    Thank you in advance for your help.
    02-23-2012 04:27 PM
  2. Sn1per 117's Avatar
    If you go through your contacts you can long press and merge a contact with its duplicate. That's what I did after I synced my Facebook contacts with my existing phone contacts.

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    02-23-2012 04:31 PM
  3. mythstery's Avatar
    Let's say i'm going to send a text. Open the messaging app and start to type Sarah.. When I type "sa" every craigslist "sale...." Email I have ever sent pops up in the drop down box. This frustrates the hell out of me...
    02-23-2012 06:40 PM
  4. acadialover's Avatar
    That happened to me when I switched the iphone over too.
    I went back to the sprint store and THEY fixed it.....
    02-23-2012 10:30 PM
  5. ZiggSeVO's Avatar
    Let's say i'm going to send a text. Open the messaging app and start to type Sarah.. When I type "sa" every craigslist "sale...." Email I have ever sent pops up in the drop down box. This frustrates the hell out of me...
    If you log into your Gmail from a PC it is under your contacts there and makes it easier to delete them. I had it happening to me also at one point lol

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    02-24-2012 01:27 AM
  6. mythstery's Avatar
    I deleted my google + account last night and now i'm not getting email notifications.. grrr.

    Another question for you guys.. I have my brightness set pretty low for battery reasons but when I go into certain apps the brightness either goes up or down.. Why is the level not kept across all apps
    02-24-2012 08:32 AM
  7. oversteer325's Avatar
    Log into your Google Contacts account online and put the contacts you want on your phone into a group. Then on your phone, open the contacts app, hit menu, more, display options, google, and only select the group you you created.
    02-24-2012 09:17 AM
  8. mythstery's Avatar
    Let me ask this.. Im thinking of switching emails or making a new one. I dont ever really recieve emails from PEOPLE but more form websites EX: Newegg, micro center, clothings stores and other places like that.

    Can i NOT have google contacts linked to my phone. Can i just turn it off and get rid of it all? I think my dad and my mother are the only two email contacts i actually use. They are already saved in my phone under their name. I tried to merge my old iphone contact with the gmail contact and now when i look up the names it shows two emails, two phone numbers, and i cant delete one of them because it says its an SNS contact.

    Im going to go to sprint tonight or tomorrow and just do a hard reset on the thing and just import over my SIM card contacts from my old iphone. i have only had the phone for 5 days so its not like i will really miss much.
    02-24-2012 11:41 AM
  9. rtst31975's Avatar
    Did you ever get this fixed? I just got my phone 3 days ago and imported all my contacts from Gmail as well. My issue is that I want to assign ringtones to a group. However NONE of my contacts are on the phone...they are all Gmail contacts and you cannot add ringtones to a Gmail group. If I create a group for phone contacts, I cannot add any because I have no phone contacts technically. Very frustrating.
    02-24-2012 09:38 PM
  10. acadialover's Avatar
    I do not have my e-mail acct. linked o my phone.
    02-25-2012 02:36 AM
  11. mrcminnesota's Avatar
    Have you opened Contacts/Menu/Display Options and looked at the check boxes? You can choose to display any combination. It appears you can assign a ringtone to a group (I have not done this personally).

    Go to Contacts/at the top choose Groups/Choose the group you want to assign a ringtone/Menu/Edit group/then Ringtone

    Good luck

    I personally like using Gmail for storage of contacts because as I sync and I know if something happens to the phone, I can always get them back
    02-25-2012 07:36 AM