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jm013

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My gmail contacts are not syncing. I have the contacts synced and checked in the Account sync settings. Any ideas why this might be happening?? I have added new contacts and they are not showing up on my pc.

I figured my Android should be seamless with all of my Gmail.
 

bjboucher

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If you are adding new contacts on your phone, you probably added them as phone contacts, not google contacts. When adding new contacts, at the top there is a drop down menu that allows you to choose the type of contact, you have to make sure to change it to google contact. There's a way to change that as the default...i'll poke around and see if I can find it.
 

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If you are adding new contacts on your phone, you probably added them as phone contacts, not google contacts. When adding new contacts, at the top there is a drop down menu that allows you to choose the type of contact, you have to make sure to change it to google contact. There's a way to change that as the default...i'll poke around and see if I can find it.
Yeah, I just found out about this myself. Select People | Menu | View and make sure ony Google is selected. That will change the new/add contact default to Google/Gmail.

-Frank
 

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Yeah, I just found out about this myself. Select People | Menu | View and make sure ony Google is selected. That will change the new/add contact default to Google/Gmail.

-Frank

Yep, think we both found out at the same time. The GB update actually has a pop-up the first time you go into "People" and asks you which contacts to display now which is nice.
 

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Yeah, I just found out about this myself. Select People | Menu | View and make sure ony Google is selected. That will change the new/add contact default to Google/Gmail.

-Frank

I did that - even opened the google in view and only checked one folder within google yet all contacts still show up as suggestions in "to" when composing a gmail. They aren't visible in the "people" list yet gmail still "knows" them.
 

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