HTC Desire :: Address Book Only Gives One Line Of Address
May 30, 2010
Just getting used to my HTC Desire, after reading your forum I was comforted regarding battery life and it seems much better now than the first few days.
I see another post on this but no answer, the address book only gives one line of the address is then any way round this? Even my first pda a Psion 3 had the option of which fields to display etc. there seems very little option to format what is seen, not that I am unhappy about the rest but to have to edit to see all the address is barmy.
Another thing way back then that still is not found is search all fields of the contacts, i.e. to find a number of someone that rang on another phone.
The Gmail address book on the Web contains a field for birthdays, so why not the Android address book? While I'm sure the app could undergo a lot of changes (and everyone would have different ideas) something as basic as a birthday seems obvious.
I like to add addresses to my phone book in Android. As a lot of my contacts live in buildings i also like to add the floor and apartment number to the address: Looking like that:
Street and Number, Floor and Department number Town, zip code State Country
Av. Whatever 12345, Floor 5-A Buenos Aires 1007 Argentina
When clicking on the address the GPS of my wish opens , finds the country, city but not the street because of the additional Floor and department information. Without this additional information everything well with Google Maps or Sygic.
So, how should i add this additional Floor and department information to my address without the GPS has problems to find the main location.Also from ICS on there is only one filed to add the whole address not as with Gingerbread where you had a field for street, city, etc.
It seems like every couple of months I lose my address book, subsequently I cant answer messages unless I can recognise the number and I end up having to wipe the fone and start again - which means downloading all the Apps again - its done it once again today, any ideas of a way round - I would prefer not to wipe as I lose my msg inbox etc
Normally when I put a new contact into Address Book on my Mac (Leopard) all I have to do is hit the sync button in the top menu and it's off to Google to be downloaded to my Desire.But! this does not appear to be working at the mo'. The upload from Mac to Google that is.Anyone know if it's a problem with Google at the mo' or something else.
And how do I get rid of it? When I want to send a message, I get a mountain of address book options because my email addresses from my Gmail account appear to have automatically imported themselves in to my contact list (I don't recall authorizing this). Anyway, I want to get rid of them so I just see my phone contacts (phone numbers only).
I linked a contact from my gmail to a contact that was transferred in from my old phone (lg rumor 2). Now the contacts name doesn't show up. Instead, the full gmail address (aka [a bunch of gibberish] @gmail.com). How do I change the name on the address book to use the old phone contact instead of the gmail contact name? I tried adding a nickname to the gmail contact under "edit contact" but all if did was change how the person's name shows up on gmail chat on my computer.
Is there any way to know the changes made in the address book. What I want to know is that whenever an contact is added ,modified or deleted my app should receive the notification as well as the ID of the contact changed.
For my android app, I have need for a widget like the G1's address book (Contacts); a widget that can display a long sorted list. Is that widget (or something similar) available as open-source that I can reuse?
I don't really like the stock address book on the Hero. I find the slide bar to be cumbersome because the bar is only there when you touch the screen and the letters on the slide bar only show up one by one as you slide the bar down. Is there a better address book program or application out there?
Could someone please explain to me how to use the address book? I'm so irritated with how user unfriendly the address book... and every contact I've ever contacted is, that I'm nearly ready to jump ship. Usually I go to the dialer, and just type in a name. For instance, when people ask me my work cell number, I have to look it up. Normally, I'll go to the dialer, type in the first three letters of my name, then select the icon on the right to go to my entry. Easy. But when I'm on a call, and someone asks for my number, I go to "people" (or what seems to be the address book) and I type the first three letters of my name and every entry for James Kever shows up as James Kever. So my work number, my email address, my home number... every entry for me shows up... but ONLY shows up as James Kever. I have no idea which of the four entries is my work number. It's the same when I search for other people. I have 6 entries for my brother... all of them say Chris Kever.
Can anyone suggest a good addressbook. The one that comes native to Incredible poorly shows address information. Also, is it combine exchange mail and pop mail so that it just all goes into one mailbox?
On my old Windows Mobile phone in my address book I had companies listed in the "Organisations" field. They appeared in alphabetical order amongst the normal surname, forename entries and it worked really well.While searching my phone desperately for an urgent number today I found that not only does it not display the organisation but it refuses to search by it, making a good 25% of my numbers impossible to find.What can I do this, and please don't say go through all of my contacts by hand putting the business name in the "surname" field because that is so rubbish.
Is it possible to sync directly between Mac iCal and Address Book to Android (Motorola Droid) without using intervention from Google sync? (and keeping the information from syncing to Google). I don't want my contacts and calender lying around in Googles cloud.
I've a snazzy bluetooth thang in my car. On my old phone (TyTN II) and work phone (Nokia somethingorother), when you pair the phone, it uploads the phonebook so that it's browseable from the car kit.On the Sammy, all I see is a list of phone numbers, no names. Which is less than useful.
I have a friend that texted me and his name, number, and facebook picture came up as expected. Later on when I went to call him, turns out he isn't in my "People" application. However, if I click the search button within the "People" app and look for his name he comes right up. If I open his contact info up, I can't add him to my contacts or anything like that. Do "Facebook Only" contact not show in the People app?
New to the sight and the android world. I have been using the iphone for several years and I upgraded to the iphone 4 and took it back after 30 days. It kept dropping calls and I got discussed with Apple and their BS fix. I picked up the Samsung Captivate and I'm still getting used to the new phone. I will say that I have NOT Dropped a call
I like that I can customize the phone ++ but I've been reading about the Launcher Pro is it worth getting with the Captivate?
My main question is the contacts is only for phone numbers, is there a app /widget for a full address book? I need one with Name, number, address, email I'm hoping that this Captivate works out for me..
Can anyone recommend an address book app which allows for full postal addresses, email addresses and phone numbers - and can sync with Outlook on a desktop PC. It would be useful if a touch on the appropriate bit of the file would start up a phone call an email or even a word processor. Phone is a Galaxy running 2.1
I am wondering if anyone has gotten their Motorola Android to share the phone address book with the JBL audio on a Toyota Tacoma.They pair up just fine.I go to the "phone book" nothing there.I go to add an entry "From Phone" it says "please start the transfer from the phone" which I dont see an option for.Someone suggested going to the Networks | Bluetooth then holding down the Car entry, and disabling then enabling the "Phone" entry Tried this, and it doesnt pair and doesnt work.Someone else suggested on the Droid, to export all contacts to a VCF file.Then get the Bluetooth file transfer, and when the car asks to transfer, enable the file transfer.The phone finds the car and starts the transfer but I guess the file format is not good as the car says "Failed".