Can't edit contacts on my S4

jimbo1mcm

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I hope I have missed a setting somewhere, but I can't edit contacts on my S4, either with an original contact, started and placed on the device, or a contact transferred from another device during the contact transfer when buying the phone. I have another S4 that I can edit contacts on so I am at a loss as to why I can't with this one.When I press settings and edit, nothing happens, nor does pressing the edit tab at the tab. Thanks for the help.
 

RightMACatU

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Where are your Contacts stored?
S4 contacts can come and be stored from different locations: Device, SIM card, imported from a Mail account, etc.
 

jimbo1mcm

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Where are your Contacts stored?
S4 contacts can come and be stored from different locations: Device, SIM card, imported from a Mail account, etc.
I am not sure how to find out where the contacts are stored. I believe they are on the device. I did import them from my micro sd card. Also, when I originate a contact on my device, and save it, then open it, I still can't edit it.
 

jimbo1mcm

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I hope I have missed a setting somewhere, but I can't edit contacts on my S4, either with an original contact, started and placed on the device, or a contact transferred from another device during the contact transfer when buying the phone. I have another S4 that I can edit contacts on so I am at a loss as to why I can't with this one.When I press settings and edit, nothing happens, nor does pressing the edit tab at the tab. Thanks for the help.
Update: FIXED!!!! I must have had a corrupt editor. I downloaded Contact Editor Pro by Marten Gajda and installed it. I now have complete control over the contacts and can edit them using the normal tabs in the contact. Thank you so much app developer!!!
 

Stuntman06

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I am not sure how to find out where the contacts are stored. I believe they are on the device. I did import them from my micro sd card. Also, when I originate a contact on my device, and save it, then open it, I still can't edit it.
When you open up the contact in the stock contact app, then press the <Menu> button and press <Edit>, what happens then?
 

jimbo1mcm

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When you open up the contact in the stock contact app, then press the <Menu> button and press <Edit>, what happens then?
When I hit menu, then edit, nothing happened. It was like they were read only, but after I put in the new contact editor, they reacted normally. Weird.