How to Fix Duplicate Contacts

How to avoid duplicate contacts on the mobile phone? And if you are already duplicated due to some unsuccessful synchronization, how to fix?

The phones with the Android operating system has the incredible ease of automatically synchronize your phone contacts with your Google contacts. So, simply modify the contacts on the computer they will be available and synchronized on your mobile device. This works great on Android, but there are some problems that need to be addressed before you can use this automatic synchronization to the satisfaction.

Duplicate Contacts on Mobile

As I used the Nokia N97, spent a lot of time looking for an app to sync contacts to Symbian. I found some that promised such synchronization, but didn’t work well and on top of hundreds of contacts in my doubled Google account. In short, I couldn’t find anything that was really good in Google contacts sync with operating system Symbian, Nokia N97.

How to Fix the Duplicate Contacts?

How to solve the issue of duplicate contacts? Google has an option in your contact management application that allows you to merge 2 or more contacts. Just select more than 1 option contact Merge Contacts application will be displayed. When choosing “merge”, the system selects all contacts fields and creates a new one with all the information gathered. Before committing, you can still edit it if you think that the choice of fields was not correct. In general the system hits, putting the e-mails, phone numbers and other data in the correct fields.

This was the fastest and reliable way I found to solve the problem of duplicate contacts. Plus there’s always the contacts that were on my SIM card that had only the phone, and could be merged with the Gmail contacts that also had email. After I invested some time organizing your contacts in Gmail or Google, by filling out correctly the fields that indicate whether the phone is residential or commercial, and all the possible information. This facilitated a lot every time I needed to communicate.

Then I learned that has applications that already make the Elimination of duplicate contacts automatically, in addition to synchronize your contacts with the cloud, which is a big help, especially when you need to make a backup of the data on your smartphone.

Organize Better the Contacts from Your Mobile Phone

In addition to troubleshoot when the contacts are duplicated, it’s good to prevent this from occurring. One of the ways is by centralizing email just in 1 tool, configuring the synchronization options, when they exist. In Android phones, can be registered multiple Gmail accounts and sync the contacts for each one of them. It is important to avoid that the contacts will be mixed up, especially if such accounts have different purposes. Can import contacts from Google for the iPhone, if you decide to change your smartphone.

Have you backed up your contacts? Managed to eliminate the duplicate contacts? How did you do?