Why are Google contacts showing up when I message on my Android phone?

Anonymous March 26, 2014
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I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 phone and Gmail. They are not synched but when I go to message someone on my phone contacts, Google contacts show up there. There are no contacts saved in my Gmail. How do I delete them from my phone so they stop showing up? I don’t have their email addresses saved anywhere, yet they keep popping up in my messages.

  1. Susendeep D
    March 31, 2014 at 11:27 am

    It seems that sometime in point of your phone usage,it might had got synced with Google servers.Contacts which gets synced with Google servers have g symbol besides the contact name.

    If you don't like such thing,then backup your contact in .csv format using an app - Super Backup : SMS & Contacts

    Then delete those contacts and restore your contacts using the backup file.

  2. Kulbhushan M
    March 27, 2014 at 3:03 am


    If you are using Gmail on android, it is very possible that such situation may arise.

    It is happening because Google still has a list of emails to whom you sent emails earlier and it knows names of people using those emails.

    If you don't like it, use other Email Apps like MailDroid.