Droid – Unmerge a contact with a similar name
So the facebook integration is nice, but I have a wife named Kat and a sister named Kate. Somehow, in Droid’s mind, they are the same person. Needless to say my sister got a strange response when she texted me and it came up as “Kat.”
After a mistake that left my sister howling, I researched the problem and the fix is easy. Just not well documented
- Go to contacts
- Select to the “merged contact” in the list (You should see all their contact information)
- Click the menu button (the one with all the lines)
- Click on the “edit contact” button
- Click on the menu button again
- Click on the separate button
There you go, the contacts are now separated. And my sister will not get any more messages intended for my wife.
On a side note: To join a contact, you follow the same instructions with one of the contacts to be joined. Instead of the last step of clicking on the separate button, you click on the join button. You then select the contact to be joined. However, I hear that you can’t join two contacts that were imported from the same source. So you can’t join two contacts that were imported from Gmail. However, you can merge a contact from Gmail and one from microsoft exchange. You can even merge the Gmail, exchange and facebook contact, if you wish. At least that is what I’ve interpreted.
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I just bought the Razr Maxx and am having some very embarrassing moments too. With 1300 contacts, I cannot possibly deal with the contacts combining. How frustrating! Come on Motorola! You are messing with the most important option of a phone. Fix it!
These instructions are NOT applicable for the Motorola Droid RAZR:
Go to contacts
Select to the “merged contact” in the list (You should see all their contact information)
Click the menu button (the one with all the lines)
Click on the “edit contact” button
Click on the menu button again
Click on the separate button
Does anybody know how to unmerge contacts for the Razr?? Please help! Google took the liberty to merge my friends Joe, Joe T, Joseph, and Joey into one person. They are all 4 different people with different numbers and I cannot figure out how to unmerge them! Razr does not have a “seperate” button. When you click on “edit contact” and then you click the menu option again your options are “save”, “cancel”, “add contact”, and “delete contact.”
Very helpful, thanks.
If you want the facebook contact back, follow her instructions after separation … or if you accidently separated the wrong contact.
Now the Facebook link will be gone.. This is how you fix that:
Open facebook App. In home screen press friends.
Search the friend you’re looking for, but don’t press on their profile to view.
While still in the search results list, long press the contact picture and release. A context menu pops up.
Press the contact icon from this context menu. It will bring you to a screen to add this person as a new contact.
Press the Menu button and choose “Edit Contact”. Press Menu again and choose “Join”
The next screen will show your phone contacts that have a similar name. Touch the appropriate contact and you should get a popup stating “Contacts Joined”
Touch “Done” and review your phone contacts, the facebook info should be there.