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Topic # 205708 23-Nov-2016 20:12
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Hi all...first time android user here....from windows...have my contacts all added from my windows phone....how ever...new contacts I have added since don't appear on my contacts list...they only show up when they have called me..with there name etc...But when I search contact list they r no where to be found....any help appreciated...if it makes any difference...my phone is a Huawei p9 lite




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  Reply # 1676364 23-Nov-2016 20:21
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under contacts - settings - contacts to display

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  Reply # 1676368 23-Nov-2016 20:30
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there appears to be no such thing on this phone....open contacts icon...shows new contact,,,search,...menu...open menu...settings...shows accounts..sort list by...view contact names as...?




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  Reply # 1676370 23-Nov-2016 20:31
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Depending on your phone/android version it may be slightly different.

 

Go into Contacts.
Hit more or the menu button or the three dots or settings or whatever your phone shows/has
At some point you should see "Contacts to display", and then select a contact option (All contacts, Phone, SIM card, Google account etc). Select All Contacts if you aren't sure where they're stored.
Hit the back arrow or back button or whatever you have on your phone to go back to the Contacts settings screen. That should do it.

 

If "All Contacts" is already selected, then that's going to need more thought!





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  Reply # 1676372 23-Nov-2016 20:32
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What version of android do you have?





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  Reply # 1676373 23-Nov-2016 20:32
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when I search for contacts,...says search contacts in google..?? all my old contacts are there but no new contacts,,they only show in the phone record..




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  Reply # 1676374 23-Nov-2016 20:37
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u helped solve problem many thanks....menu...display preferances..accounts.. then select all accs..phone...google...outlook..etc...thanks for your help




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  Reply # 1676375 23-Nov-2016 20:37
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Just looking at a P8, when you hit Menu in the contacts app the top of the list says "Contacts to display". I guess that's changed in the P9?





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  Reply # 1676377 23-Nov-2016 20:38
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Sweet. All good then!





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  Reply # 1676378 23-Nov-2016 20:39
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very good was driving me nuts,,,cheers!!




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  Reply # 1677617 25-Nov-2016 20:01
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Now whats happened is..the contacts keep appearing again even after I delete the ones I no longer require...weird goings on...and for some odd reason my daughters phone contacts appear on my phone..never had her sim in my phone...she is using my old phone,,,any thoughts..




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  Reply # 1677652 25-Nov-2016 21:04
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Is your gmail account on your old phone still? If your daughter is saving contacts to your Gmail account you'll likely see her contacts as well.





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  Reply # 1678086 26-Nov-2016 20:13
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my contacts came from windows phone via gmail sync it is my first gmail acc she has a sep one I think...my contacts were saved to a file in outlook sent to gmail then synced with the new phone..,,weird I think...but still not sure why when I delete them they come back..never had gmail acc on old phone




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  Reply # 1678113 27-Nov-2016 01:13
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You mentioned Outlook. Does your old phone have your Outlook account on it as well as your new phone? The new contacts she is creating could be going on to your Outlook account which is showing up/syncing on your new phone too.

 

And regarding your contacts that keep coming back, would it be possible that you have duplicate contacts? So when you delete a contact, it could delete on Google, but remain on Outlook.







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  Reply # 1678296 27-Nov-2016 14:34
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Mate u may have cracked it...guessing my old phone does still have my email acc still there ...so I need to delete from my old phone then they should disappear..? will try when she gets home many thanks




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  Reply # 1678299 27-Nov-2016 14:44
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The reality is that any time you sell or hand down a phone to someone else, you really should do a full wipe/reset/clean whatever it's called for that device. Your accounts/apps/data is very hard to restrict from the new owner if you don't actually do a full wipe. 





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