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cas118
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How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"

Sometimes, people on my networks such as Facebook and Twitter start contacting me and we share contact details.

 

Instinctively, I open 'Contacts' and edit their details expecting the contact to appear on my Google Apps account. Instead, BB10 creates a linked "Local Contact" which doesn't get synced at all.

 

Anyone know if there is a way to prevent the Local Contact being created? I want my updated contacts synced straight back rather than then having to dig out the contacts and start mucking about with them on BB10.


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Arsen
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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"

Have you tried going into your contacts, swipe down to get settings and turn off Facebook & twitter,

 

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cas118
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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"

Not really sure how you think that turning off Facebook and Twitter will help me...

Especially as I've just said that I use this as the starting point.

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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"

I don't have google cloud contacts, but I would think that you can break the link (which is possible) beween the local contact and the Facebook and/or Twitter account and re-link the FB/Twitter accounts to the Google contact that you create. Then simply delete the local contact.

 

In theory that should work.

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cas118
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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"

Yeah, that's what I've done. 

 

Seeing as there is no option to set a calendar account as default, it seems like it is anybody's guess where the contact might end up.

 

For now I'll just have to make sure that I check the local contacts once in a while to fix it.


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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"


drewread wrote:

I don't have google cloud contacts, but I would think that you can break the link (which is possible) beween the local contact and the Facebook and/or Twitter account and re-link the FB/Twitter accounts to the Google contact that you create. Then simply delete the local contact.

 

In theory that should work.


Let say that I want to add a new contact that is not link to Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, but I want this contact to sync with my hotmail account, how would I do it

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drewread
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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"

Add a contact to your Hotmail contacts.. :smileywink:
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cas118
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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"

The point is, Martin that you need to create a new contact and manually copy the details from the local contact.

It is tedious and unnecessary but that's how it behaves right now.

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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"


cas118 wrote:
The point is, Martin that you need to create a new contact and manually copy the details from the local contact.

It is tedious and unnecessary but that's how it behaves right now.

John, if I understand what you are saying, is that I must first use a computer to login to the hotmail, then add the contact and after that it will be on the phone linked to the hotmail

 

So if I am not at home, I can not add a contact and have it upload to hotmail

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cas118
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Re: How Can I Avoid The Mysterious "Local Contacts"

No. If you create a new contact on BlackBerry 10, it will connect to your sync account (Hotmail for you)

 

If you edit a contact such as Twitter by adding a phone number it will create a local contact. You then have to create another new contact on your Z10, copy the info and delete the newly created local account. 

 

 


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