Sunday, July 8, 2012

How to get rid of Unnamed contacts in People in Android based phones

If you have HTC or possibly some other Android based phone you may notice that in People where your contacts are stored a very large number of Unnamed contacts appear for no reason. They all come from Skype sync contacts and probably it is a bug in syncing the contacts with Skype.
You may want to :

Launch Skype
Login to your account
Go to Settings / Sync contacts
Change the setting to "Don't sync"
Then check Unnamed contacts to see if they are really gone.

However all the Skype synced contacts that you want to have in People will be gone as well. So change the setting back:
Launch Skype
Login to your account
Go to Settings / Sync contacts
Change the setting to "Sync all"


This should bring back only the existing Skype contacts into People, and the Unnamed contacts should be gone.

1 comment:

  1. I also had this problem but the source of it was Outlook.com. Once I removed the contacts to Sync my hotmail account the names disappeared. Will need to check if I need to manually delete those from hotmail.

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