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Posts: 23
Registered: ‎03-22-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Contacts are a mess

After I signed in all of my accounts I noticed there is no option not to sync my Facebook/twitter accounts contacts and viola when I went into the contacts app I had 2-3 contacts for the same person, so I decided to link them with one another and that's when my problems begun.
Problems:

  •  Most of my contacts have no surname and are all in Latin, and stored on my google account. But when I linked them with my facebook account, where most my contacts names are in Cyrillic, it auto adds surnames and now half my contacts are half latin half cyrillic. For example my mum is Mom Фамилия.
  • Some of my contacts were renamed completely in cyrillic, it seems pretty much at random (I always use my google account contact as a base for the linking). Some were renamed completely in Latin e.g. contact named only Teo became Teodor Surname.
  • Despite having some contact half latin half cyrillic and with the gmail account picture, when some of them call me I get their full name in cyrillic and their facebook photo, even though the accounts are linked and the one with the number in it being the google account. Again this happens pretty much with random accounts for no apparent reason as to why.
  • After adding contacts to speed dial (apparently a separate thing from adding them to favourites) on the next day they were replaced by a contact with the same number from the SIM card memory with no picture no nothing, despite having turned off SIM card to be used as a source of contacts.
  • Half of those wouldn't be problems if not for the BIGGEST PROBLEM. I can't rename them! I go to the contact hit edit, type the name I want, tap save and nothing changes. Only thing I seem to able to change is the picture.


Questions:

  1. How do I rename linked accounts?
  2. How do I "turn off" surnames? I don't want my Mom to be listed under - Mom Surname!
  3. Is there a way to link my favourite accounts and my speed dial ones?
  4. How can I completely disable SIM card contacts without having to delete them form the card (I change cards and phones and not always smartphones)? Or do I have to enable them and link them manually (no option to link automatically by phone No., but it links by email, what !??) which I guess would cause chaos when I change cards.

 

I did remove and then re-added all my accounts anew but all the problems still showed.

P.S. Sorry for the wall of text.
P.S.2 Sorry for making it even longer by editing in not one but now a second P.S.

New Member
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: bbz10
My Carrier: fido :(

Re: Contacts are a mess

I agree with you. The contacts do become complicated when synced from multiple accounts.
New Member
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: bbz10
My Carrier: fido :(

Re: Contacts are a mess