You want to access your contact list fast, but the constant updates keeps you from doing so as your contact list is stuck on ‘contact list is being updated.’
To fix this problem, go to App Management from your phone’s settings and open Contacts. Clear the cache from Contact Storage. If that doesn’t solve the issue, clear the data as well. Alternatively, you can clear data and cache from Phone Manager.
Read on for a more detailed description of the process.
- How do I get my contacts to stop updating?
- How do I fix “unfortunately Contacts has stopped” on Android?
- Why are my contacts not syncing?
- Why can’t I edit some contacts on my Android?
- Why do some contacts not appear on Android?
- Why do some contacts automatically delete on Android?
- How to enable permissions for adding contacts?
- Why is my phone not showing contact names?
- Why are my Android contacts not showing up in Gmail?
How do I get my contacts to stop updating?
There are two methods to stop your contact list from updating.
1. Clear your contacts app cache
- Open “Settings” > “App Management”
- Go to “App List” > look for “Contacts” in the list or via the search bar
- Open “Contacts” > “Storage Usage” > “Clear Cache” and/or “Clear Data”
2. Clear “Phone Manager” cache
The first few steps in this method are similar to the first method. However, instead of choosing the “Contacts” app, choose the “Phone Manager” app:
- Open “Settings” > “App Management”
- Go to “App List” and type “Phone Manager” in the search bar
- Open “Phone Manager” > “Storage Usage” > “Clear Cache” and/or “Clear Data”
How do I fix “unfortunately Contacts has stopped” on Android?
If there’s a problem with your contact list on your Android phone, you may see the ‘unfortunately contacts has stopped’ message when you open the device or when you’re about to receive a phone call.
If you use a Samsung device, especially j1, S9, galaxy note 4, and j2, disable the Google+ app.
If disabling the Google+ app doesn’t do the trick, here are a few things you can try to fix the problem.
- Clear cache and data from Contacts
- Follow these steps to clear the cache and get rid of “unfortunately Contacts has stopped”:
- Go to Settings > “Contacts”
- Choose “Application Manager” > “Storage Usage” > “Clear Cache” and/or “Clear Data”
See the previous sections for detailed screen captures.
Clearing cache or data can help you remove all old or corrupted files that may be affecting the function of the contact application.
2. Change your time and date format
Changing your time and data format can help solve the error:
1. Go “Settings” > “Date and Time”
2. Change the format from 24-hour to 12-hour (or vice versa depending on your current setting)
The error message should now no longer appear.
3. Uninstall all recently downloaded apps
Deleting recently downloaded apps can help you get rid of any bugs that may be hiding in your phone, affecting its functions.
Once you’ve uninstalled the apps you recently downloaded, try rebooting your phone and see if the system is back to functioning properly.
Follow these steps to uninstall apps:
- Open “Settings” > “Application Manager”
- Tap on a recently installed app and choose the “Uninstall” option
- Repeat for other recently installed apps
4. Factory Reset Your Phone
If none of the above methods work, you might have to factory reset it. However, remember to back up your device before resetting it or you may lose all your data. Follow these steps to reset your device:
- Go to “Settings” > “Backup and Reset”
- Choose where you’d like to back up your data
- Click on “Factory Data Reset”
- Choose “Reset Phone”
Why are my contacts not syncing?
1. Restart your phone
Your contacts may stop syncing on your Android phone. The first thing you should do to fix this problem is to restart your phone. This will help you get rid of any temporary glitches that may be affecting the performance of Google Contacts snyc on your phone.
- Press and hold the power button for a few seconds
- Choose “Restart” from the menu that appears
2. Check your connectivity
Check your internet connection. In case of connectivity issues, try turning airplane mode on and back off. Also try switching between Wi-Fi and mobile data.
3. Check contacts sync
If the above steps don’t solve the issue, try disabling and re-enabling contacts sync as follows:
- Go to Settings > Accounts
- Tap and select your Google account.
- Turn off the toggle for “Sync Accounts”
- Wait a moment and enable it again
4. Turn off power-saving mode
Another reason why your contacts may not be syncing on your phone is if you have power-saving mode turned on. This can temporarily disable the sync on your phone to save battery life. Hence, turn off the power saving mode on your phone to see if the contacts have started to sync.
5. Update Google Contacts App
If you haven’t updated the Google Contacts app in a while, your contacts not syncing may be a sign it’s time to install the newest available updates.
How do you manually sync contacts?
If your contacts aren’t syncing automatically even after you’ve tried all the above steps, you can try to sync them manually so you’ll have updated contact data. Follow these steps to manually sync contacts:
- Open the Contacts app on your Android
- Pull down on the contact list to manually sync your contacts
Why can’t I edit some contacts on my Android?
You may be unable to edit some contacts on your phone if the contacts are linked to an account that hasn’t been removed from the phone properly.
However, if all your contacts are linked to your Google account and you still face problems editing some contacts, the issue may be connected to another application interacting with your contacts.
Why is the contact name not changing?
You may have problems changing a contact name if there are issues with automatically syncing contacts. Follow all the steps mentioned under the heading “Why are my contacts not syncing?” to troubleshoot your phone for issues with syncing.
Why do some contacts not appear on Android?
You may have trouble seeing some contacts on your Android phone if you have a filter applied on your contacts app. To check for this, follow these steps:
- Open “Contacts” > tap the “Menu” button
- Choose “Display Options”
- Choose your Gmail account
- Check all the groups to turn off filters
If this doesn’t do the trick, troubleshoot your phone to check for any issues with syncing:
- Turn contact sync on and off
- Clear contact app cache
- Update your contact app if you haven’t done so in a while – it’s common for outdated apps to start to malfunction.
Why do some contacts automatically delete on Android?
One of the most common causes for contacts to go missing is third-party apps interfering with your account. While you can follow the steps detailed above to recover all the contacts accidentally deleted on your Android phone, make sure you revoke third-party access from your phone to avoid the issue.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Go to accounts.google.com in your browser
- Choose “Security”
- See “Third-party apps with account access”
- Revoke access of the account you no longer want to be connected to your drive
How to enable permissions for adding contacts?
If you’re trying to add a contact to your phone but you see the error, “you do not have permission to add a contact,” you might have disabled permission for adding contacts.
Follow these steps to enable permission again:
- Go to “Settings” > “Apps”
- Open the Contacts app > tap “Permissions”
- Grant permission to add contacts
Why is my phone not showing contact names?
If your phone isn’t displaying contact names in calls or text messages, try the following:
- Open Settings > “Phone App”
- Clear cache
- Go to Settings > “Messages”
- Clear cache
If the above does not fix the problem, try disabling Call Protect or any other app you may be using to block unwanted calls.
Why are my Android contacts not showing up in Gmail?
If your Android contacts aren’t showing up in Gmail, make sure your Google Contacts sync is turned on. Follow these steps:
- Open “Settings” > “Accounts” > “Google”
- Select the account you’re using
- Make sure the contacts option is checked
If the option is already turned on, try turning it off and on again. This often solves the problem.