managing contacts with multiples

robthree

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Sorry if this has been covered but I couldn't find anything after searching.

Most of my contacts have multiple names and contact info that show up especially when I try to edit them. One contact has 8 google contact listings all from the same google account , 5 of them do not even have a name or any contact info in them. And there is a facebook contact that show up also.

Any ideas how to eliminate some of these and how to manage duplicates on phone numbers?
 

xliderider

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Have you tried editing/merging your duplicate contacts on the computer at Gmail.com? Once edited/merged/deleted, the contacts will sync with your Droid automatically.
 

pops.comp

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Have you tried editing/merging your duplicate contacts on the computer at Gmail.com? Once edited/merged/deleted, the contacts will sync with your Droid automatically.

+1..I didn't figure this way out right away, I manually went to each duplicate, separated them, then deleted the one with no info
 

Blacker.the.berry

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Sorry if this has been covered but I couldn't find anything after searching.

Most of my contacts have multiple names and contact info that show up especially when I try to edit them. One contact has 8 google contact listings all from the same google account , 5 of them do not even have a name or any contact info in them. And there is a facebook contact that show up also.

Any ideas how to eliminate some of these and how to manage duplicates on phone numbers?

yes this is the single most anoying thing about this phone...
 

Blacker.the.berry

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Have you tried editing/merging your duplicate contacts on the computer at Gmail.com? Once edited/merged/deleted, the contacts will sync with your Droid automatically.

even after doing this, when i go to set a shortcut for a contact it still shows muliple numbers with the same number. i find the sure way is to seperate and delete each contact 1 by 1
 

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FYI Don't do what I did!!
I got in a hurry to delete the duplicates, I had over 700 contacts when I went to my Gmail contacts, and it wasn't till I was practically done that I noticed the page with the button that said find multiple contacts!!! I was clicking each contact making sure that I was actually deleting a duplicate when I could have saved A LOT of time by using the tool provided. Now I am down to around 250 contacts.