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My contacts are in such a mess! I have them synced from google as well as the odd few from Exchange.

Google stopped syncing my contacts so I deleted the data from contacts storage which fixed that but now they are all merged or not existing.

I have removed google account and exchange but there are still contacts showing. I think these have been created internally from whatsapp which is annoying. Is there a way to delete all of these in bulk?

Or any other solutions to fix this?
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First write correctly the title, seriously how people will know what is it about...

Then you have to solutions:

1st: sync all accounts you have then go to contacts > contacts to show > custom > select the one you want.
2nd: (this is what i do usually)
  1. export all contacts on the phone
  2. Backup the export
  3. Delete all google contacts, everything on phone etc
  4. Import them back in google contacts (https://www.google.com/contacts/)
  5. search for duplicate in google contacts
  6. rename them correctly
  7. do the same with Exchange
  8. Sync
  9. clean the mess
  10. delete useless contacts (like the pizza you ordered 4 years ago)
  11. set up groups (like "i never phone them but i keep them in memory", "work", "favorite"
  12. and then do the first solution to select the categories you want to show
The first 4 points are optionnal and if you do them PLEASE take care and be sure you have a BACKUP if you mess up everything
This will get your contacts clean and they will merge with all the differents accounts (like exchange+google+google plus+whatsapp etc)
 
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First write correctly the title, seriously how people will know what is it about...

Then you have to solutions:

1st: sync all accounts you have then go to contacts > contacts to show > custom > select the one you want.
2nd: (this is what i do usually)
  1. export all contacts on the phone
  2. Backup the export
  3. Delete all google contacts, everything on phone etc
  4. Import them back in google contacts (https://www.google.com/contacts/)
  5. search for duplicate in google contacts
  6. rename them correctly
  7. do the same with Exchange
  8. Sync
  9. clean the mess
  10. delete useless contacts (like the pizza you ordered 4 years ago)
  11. set up groups (like "i never phone them but i keep them in memory", "work", "favorite"
  12. and then do the first solution to select the categories you want to show
The first 4 points are optionnal and if you do them PLEASE take care and be sure you have a BACKUP if you mess up everything
This will get your contacts clean and they will merge with all the differents accounts (like exchange+google+google plus+whatsapp etc)


Thanks - that makes sense. The dialler still shows 2 contacts even though in people and google website it shows 1!

As for the title I've no idea what happened! I must have typed in a special character or something that removed my title! Apologies!
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