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"Starring" contacts causes them to disappear from contacts list

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    "Starring" contacts causes them to disappear from contacts list

    Hey all,

    I just noticed something weird that may, or may not be, Atrix specific so I thought I'd save some people time chasing it themselves.

    While on the phone, in the stock contacts app, I decided to "Star" a few of my contacts to make them easier to import as speed dial numbers in my dialer app (TakePhone).

    I little bit latter I tried to find the contact in the stock app and they were gone! I looked at all the various contact groups listed, including Favorites, and they were no where to be found. I went back to Gmail on my PC and noticed that a new group had been formed under the contacts page "Starred in Android". As soon as I moved them back to the My Contacts group they sync'd right up again.

    Moral of the story - don't "star" your contacts....

    Ski

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    I found this out too. Took me a while though. I can't imagine why this is this way.

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    I starred all my contacts I call on a regular basis and then set contacts to show favorites only. this way I didn't have to search through a very long list to find them. I didn't have any problem with them showing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmedic828 View Post
    I starred all my contacts I call on a regular basis and then set contacts to show favorites only. this way I didn't have to search through a very long list to find them. I didn't have any problem with them showing up.
    My problem was that they didn't even show up under the Favorites tab. Nor would they show up under the All Contacts tab.


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    I haven't found this to be the case. All of my contacts seem to work well in both the phone and on the PC, starred or not. I can view "all" "favorites" or "business" categories and where they overlap, they show up in both/all categories. I'm guessing it may have more to do with how you set it up (settings) than it being a universal issue.

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    I have a simmilar problem with "speed dial". They keep disappearing! I have assigned speed dial numbers to certain contacts already several times!

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    I just noticed something weird that may, or may not be, Atrix specific so I thought I'd save some people time chasing it themselves.

    While on the phone, in the stock contacts app, I decided to "Star" a few of my contacts to make them easier to import as speed dial numbers in my dialer app (TakePhone).

    I little bit latter I tried to find the contact in the stock app and they were gone! I looked at all the various contact groups listed, including Favorites, and they were no where to be found.
    This is something I can check for. I have a unrooted, stock atrix. (It's carrier unlocked however, but I still think this qualifies)
    So, I tap the Blue icon to bring up my contacts page. The contacts A-Z page show up.
    I tap a contact (example: Sexy Girl), which brings up the Contact Info page.
    To the right of Sexy Girl's name is a star. I tap the star, which changes from grey to yellow.

    I went back to the stock contact page, and Sexy Girl is still in my list.
    Everything seems a-ok. I'll keep her starred for a while to see if she disappears from the contact list.

    Moral of the story - don't "star" your contacts....
    I cant reproduce this issue. But I dont doubt it has happened to your phone. I wonder if it has to do something with your dialer app, or some other reason.

    - U

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmedic828 View Post
    I starred all my contacts I call on a regular basis and then set contacts to show favorites only. this way I didn't have to search through a very long list to find them. I didn't have any problem with them showing up.
    Same with me - and I've got four separate android phones, all responding the same way.

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