PDA

View Full Version : GMAIL Contacts and You



640k
01-22-2010, 02:21 PM
In order for your contacts to benefit you, you must take some care in setting up each contact. SMS/MMS will not work the way you want them to, email clients may seem to be vacant and contacts may not sync with Facebook if you don't follow a few simple rules.


SMS/MMS: For any SMS/MMS app (stock included), your contact MUST have a MOBILE phone entry. A quick setup of a contact, an import from another device, or a dump from GMAIL may not have set this up properly. If you are unable to send an SMS/MMS message out through the app (type in name, name comes up), you DON'T have a mobile phone entry for that individual.
EMAIL: Contacts MUST have an email address for email clients to work. This may seem obvious but it can occasionally be overlooked. If you don't have one, you can't search the contact.
FACEBOOK: In order for Facebook to automatically match up to your contacts, they must have identical names. I have a few friends that decided not to use their real names on Facebook, which gave me two entries. To solve this, find one of the entries, edit it and then hit the menu key. Select JOIN and then you can merge that contact with the other, creating one contact.

strictly86
01-28-2010, 10:42 AM
On the facebook join, is there a way to keep the gmail contact name? I have found that most of the time it replaces the name with what they are called on facebook

640k
01-28-2010, 10:55 AM
i suspect it has to do with the order in which you join, although i have been unable to identify the pattern (not enough contacts to join). if you figure it out, post back here!

gmccauley
01-28-2010, 12:15 PM
I've tried joining the facebook contact to the gmail contact and vice versa (joining a gmail contact to the facebook contact) and both times it gave the facebook name.

Dmstarr
02-15-2010, 02:36 PM
I've noticed that some of my contacts from Facebook get transfered to my Google contacts (outside of the phone) and some do not. Contacts that I add to my phone do get synced to Google contacts. Any ide what's going on?

Vrina
04-21-2010, 10:36 AM
I just buy nexus one for 1 week,so i'm still research to use that..and i have some trouble about phone contact setting.
I don't why my contact phone could be a double information on 1 contect name and when I check gmail contect, one name to be a double contect too
but why did i delete phone contect, which not be erase on gmail??

Thank's for the help~

samuelong87
04-22-2010, 06:16 AM
i suspect it has to do with the order in which you join, although i have been unable to identify the pattern (not enough contacts to join). if you figure it out, post back here!

yah i think so too! it happened once when i was surprised the name i saved in the gmail contacts overwrote the facebook name. but i tried again on another contact and was unable to duplicate the same outcome :(

jeremy_nexusone
05-12-2010, 09:36 PM
Is there a way to get my cotacts from outlook to gmail contacts and then, put them on a nexus one? I am coming out of a palm 750.

Thanks, Jeremy

Snickolaz
05-12-2010, 10:50 PM
Is there a way to get my cotacts from outlook to gmail contacts and then, put them on a nexus one? I am coming out of a palm 750.

Thanks, Jeremy

Once you get them into your Gmail you are golden! You could try this out.

Synchronize MS Outlook and Google Calendar/Gmail With Free Sync Utility KiGoo My Digital Life (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/08/12/synchronize-ms-outlook-and-google-calendargmail-with-free-sync-utility-kigoo/)

If that doesn't work here's another program you could try.

Sync Outlook Contacts with Gmail (http://www.jakeludington.com/outlook/20090812_sync_outlook_contacts_with_gmail.html)

jeremy_nexusone
05-24-2010, 10:31 PM
[quote=jeremy;48680]Is there a way to get my cotacts from outlook to gmail contacts and then, put them on a nexus one? I am coming out of a palm 750.

Thanks, Jeremy

Once you get them into your Gmail you are golden! You could try this out.

Synchronize MS Outlook and Google Calendar/Gmail With Free Sync Utility KiGoo My Digital Life (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/08/12/synchronize-ms-outlook-and-google-calendargmail-with-free-sync-utility-kigoo/)


Ok, just so I'm clear, are these directions to get the cotacts from my treo to gmail on my pc, or what?

Thanks for your reply, Jeremy

jeremy_nexusone
05-26-2010, 10:00 PM
Is this a free download or do I need to pay for the download? If I need to pay, is there another way to get outlook contact to my nexus one? I must have about a thousand contacts... yikes!

sventhebit
05-30-2010, 05:29 PM
Thanks for the recommendations above. I downloaded and installed the KiGoo software but it never worked. The How-to video on their page mentioned a license but nothing was ever sent to me. Any other suggestions?

jeremy_nexusone
05-31-2010, 11:54 PM
Yeah, I am spinning my wheels here. I have almost a thousand contacts from my treo 750. I always sync'd them with my pc (treo 750 uses Microsoft Outlook). I mis-placed my product key for Microsoft Outlook so I don't have the "internet Vcard" option available.

Question A
-How can I get my product key for microsoft outlook to enable the "interet Vcard" option

or
Question B
-What other option do I have to transfer my contacts from my Treo 750 or Microsoft Outlook to my Nexus 1 and/or Gmail?

Any help would be greatly appreciated here!

HogFerg
06-07-2010, 03:24 PM
I have been manually adding contacts to my N1, and some I add under one gmail, some I add under another. Only contacts added to the first email show up in my "contacts" list, the others dont show up unless I search for them. This is bad news bears, cuz my grammies might not get as many calls from me.

Is there a way to have contacts show up if its from my other gmail?

jip
02-02-2011, 08:41 PM
Groupings you did in Contacts from your desktop computer Gmail, how do you call out and use in your Nexus One Gmail? Typing a Group name, you created in desktop computer, in Nexus one gmail does not seem to sync. Appreciate it for help.