1. Patrick M. Kelly's Avatar
    Since jumping on the Google+ bandwagon, I am constantly receiving the notification for "matched contact suggestions", and I would really like to disable it. I am thinking it has to do with new people I follow (or that I am being followed by) on G+. Is there any way to disable that functionality completely?
    07-25-2011 07:19 PM
  2. yodatom10's Avatar
    I don't think so I'm also in the same boat.
    07-25-2011 07:20 PM
  3. Patrick M. Kelly's Avatar
    Confirmed by email exchange with HTC support... there is no way to turn it off. Frustrating for those of us with very active Google+ accounts.

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    Thank you for your email regarding the "Matched contact suggestions" notification on your HTC Thunderbolt device from Verizon Wireless.

    Patrick, when your phone finds contact information that can be merged, i.e., if you have the same accounts on the phone, Google, and a social network, you will see the Matched contact suggestions icon in the notification area of the status bar. Slide down the Notifications panel, and then tap "Matched contacts suggestion" to display all suggested contacts that you can merge.

    You can review the suggested links and merge the ones you want to merge, or tap "Dismiss all" if you do not want to merge any contacts.

    This feature is built into your device's software. Currently I have no information on removal of the feature. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced.
    07-27-2011 08:33 AM
  4. Tallinn's Avatar
    Hi Patrick

    Agreed it's an irritating and mostly unhelpful app. What I think you can do is go into Accounts & Sync, then click into each of the individual items listed, and Disable "Contact Sync". That should help.

    best wishes
    Brian

    Confirmed by email exchange with HTC support... there is no way to turn it off. Frustrating for those of us with very active Google+ accounts.

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    Thank you for your email regarding the "Matched contact suggestions" notification on your HTC Thunderbolt device from Verizon Wireless.

    Patrick, when your phone finds contact information that can be merged, i.e., if you have the same accounts on the phone, Google, and a social network, you will see the Matched contact suggestions icon in the notification area of the status bar. Slide down the Notifications panel, and then tap "Matched contacts suggestion" to display all suggested contacts that you can merge.

    You can review the suggested links and merge the ones you want to merge, or tap "Dismiss all" if you do not want to merge any contacts.

    This feature is built into your device's software. Currently I have no information on removal of the feature. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced.
    10-21-2011 11:32 AM
  5. azeducator's Avatar
    I am not sure if this will work, but in the 'View Contacts' area I deselected all options except:
    • Only with phone number
    • Phone

    Once this happened the Notification cleared by itself so perhaps this is the fix?
    09-28-2012 11:17 PM
  6. Tom Westheimer's Avatar
    I am having a strange problem suggested matched contacts that have no relationship to the two addresses
    tom
    02-10-2013 01:11 AM
  7. Jeffrey Ellis's Avatar
    The "View Contacts" menu just changes what shows up in your phone list. You have to go into "Accounts and Sync" (from the Settings menu) and disable sync for each of linked in, gmail, facebook, etc.
    03-16-2013 10:46 AM
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