iPhone 3G + GMail Contacts Sync Issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by timboc, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. timboc macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    I've got a really annoying issue with the contacts on my iPhone that just won't go away. I'm using iTunes to sync my contacts from GMail.

    The problem is that I have a large number of contacts on my iPhone that are just an email address (they have no first/last name) that were at one point in time "suggested contacts" in GMail. I have since removed them from GMail but when I re-sync they stay on my phone. If I look at them on the iPhone they only have "other" information (which is their email address).

    I've tried manually deleting them from the phone but they come back after the next sync. I've also checked the "replace all contacts on the phone after the next sync" option in iTunes which didn't make any difference.

    How can I get rid of them for good?

  2. laletterata macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    Same problem

    Hi Tim,

    I am looking at the same problem. Should we delete the contacts and start over re-syncing since gmail updated the way they are doing contacts? I am frustrated because obviously I have added contacts into the phone too.

    I look forward to google's solution but haven't found one yet either. An auto- sort tool on the iPhone based on whether the contacts have phone numbers might be useful.

  3. Bodah macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    Supposedly on Tuesday, gmail changed their contact manager so it won't include all of these. You might try deleting all of your contacts and trying again


  4. sbv1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2008
    There's an app for the iPhone called Sync in a Blink that syncs contacts between your iPhone and Gmail. There's an option in the app to only sync contacts with names (eliminating syncing those suggested contacts with just an email address).


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