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How to Put Contacts on the Home Screen of an Android

Use a Widget

Android offers widgets for convenience and ease of navigation on your device, and you can add a widget for your favorite contact. Open the "Apps" icon on your device and tap "Widgets." Touch and hold the Contact widget of your choice, slide it to the desired screen location and lift your finger. When your Contacts menu opens, scroll through your list and tap the contact you want to connect to the widget. You can add as many direct contact widgets to your screen as you like by returning to the Widget menu and following the same procedure.

The Direct Method

You can place direct contact shortcuts on your Home screen without going through the widget method. Open your Contacts menu and tap the contact you want to create a shortcut for. Touch the "Menu" button and select "Add Shortcut to Home." Move your shortcut as necessary by touching and holding a finger on the icon until the screen changes, then slide it to the new position.


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Learn how to manage contacts and caller groups on the Samsung Galaxy A12.


Add contact

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up, then tap Contacts.
  2. Tap the Create icon (+ icon).
  3. Select the following where to save the contact to:
    • Samsung account
    • Phone
    • Google
  4. Enter the name and contact details, then tap Save.


Add contact to speed dial

  1. From the Home screen, tap Phone > Contacts tab.
  2. Tap Menu > Speed dial numbers.
  3. Tap the number you want to assign the speed dial number. The #1 slot is always assigned to Voicemail and cannot be changed.
  4. Tap the contact you want to assign to the speed dial number.
  5. Tap the arrow in the left corner to go back to the Phone app.


Add number to caller group

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the desired contact you wish to add to the group, then tap Details.
  4. Tap Edit > Groups.
  5. Place a check in the Groups you wish to assign to the contact.
  6. Tap the arrow to go back to the Contact profile, then tap Save.


Copy contacts

Export moves contacts to the SD card or SIM card.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Contacts > Menu > Manage contacts > Import/Export contacts.
  3. To import contacts, Tap Import then select SD card or SIM card. Choose the contacts to import, select the location, and then select Import OK.
  4. To export contacts, tap Export then select SD card or SIM card. Choose the contacts to export, then tap Export OK.


Create caller group

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Contacts > left Menu > Groups > Create group.
  3. Enter group name, adjust the ringtone, add members, and then tap Save.


Delete contact

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Contacts > left Menu > Delete
  3. Select the contact(s) to delete.
  4. When finished, tap Delete > Move to Trash.
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I first purchased a Samsung Note when I sawpped from an iPhone to Android on the Note 5. 

Now I am on the Note 10, having upgraded every year (apart from the Black hole between 6-7), Note , Note II, 8, 9 and as I have said, then 10. 

There's two Icons that lead to "Contacts". The blue Icons when opened shows any contact you may have that is connected to your Google Account. The Orange Icon is for Samsung's own contact system. 

Up to the last update my Orange Contacts were fine. [email protected] showed both the "Samsung" saved details and "Google" in tabs at the top of the Contact sheet when you click to edit the contact, however, in the list from A-Z you would see only 1 John Smith, with their photo if you uploaded it. 

Now,, for some reason, I am seeing anything between 1 and 7 tabs despite contacts previously only showing the Samsung Tab at the top. When I go into John Smith's first listing it may be up to date, or 5-8 years old and out of date. I click edit and at the top, the account is either "Samsung Account" or "Google" with the odd "Skype" "" etc. A "Google" Account may show an email address that I may have used 5 years ago when working for a company that used Google rather than Microsoft Office Exchange. There will be in some cases up to 10 seperate tabs. They show old email addresses e.g. [email protected] or [email protected] (not the real email addresses, just examples), plus in some instances a "Phone" tab. I delete every tab to the last if it has the current Google account I have had since I purchased the Note 8, which replaced the email address I had to used on the Samsung 5 through to getting the 8 with no issue. Each person had one contact, all their details with the default marked.

Today, I managed to develop sore fingers, eyes and OCD trying to get a contact to have a single listing. I would delete them until I was happy, deleted the back up (having already turned sync off on Samsung Cloud, Memory Card, Google account and Office 365)). I would then create a back up on each platform of what I thought was a clean copy.

Once done, I would simply restart the phone after clearing the Cache.

Within 30 minutes, I could look at the "Orange " Icon and all the duplicates were back. The "Blue" Icon, picking up its emails from my Google sourced account were all fine, not one had changed.

I have double checked that there should be no accounts with those email addresses on Google, Samsung Members and Microsoft Office, where the tabs with the old email addresses appear having made sure any were deleted months ago.  I have even deleted all my contacts on Microsoft Outlook Exchange, Google's webmail.

Has anyone got any idea of what I should do please? 

Thanks in advance of your help.


Samsung Contacts App


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Add a contact
• Edit or delete a contact
• Add a ringtone
• Backup your contacts

Add a contact

1. Select the Add icon. Select the desired account you want to save the contact to, then select the desired option (Just once or Always). 

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2. Enter the desired contact information in the corresponding fields. Select the drop-down icon to change the desired account you want to save the contact to. To add a picture, select the Photo icon then navigate to the desired image. Select Save when finished.

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Edit or delete a contact

EDIT CONTACT: Select the desired contact, then select the editEdit icon. Edit the contact as desired, then select Save.

DELETE CONTACT: Select the menu iconMenu icon, then select Delete. Select Move to confirm.

Add a ringtone

From the edit contact screen, select Viewmore then scroll to and select Ringtone. Select the desired ringtone, then select the Back arrow.

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Backup your contacts

From the Contacts screen, select the Menu icon > Manage contacts > Import or export contacts > follow the prompts.

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Samsung Contacts is an official Samsung tool that helps you quickly manage your contact list. It only takes a few seconds to get in touch with one of your contacts thanks to the app's user-friendly interface.

One of the most interesting aspects of Samsung Contacts is that it can associate itself with Bixby. This link between the app and Samsung's voice assistant helps you find any of your contacts using your voice.

Samsung Contacts also lets you share any of your contacts with the click of a button. You never have to worry about having to figure out how to send one of your contact's number or information. You can also block calls or text messages and update your personal profile and status.

Managing your contact list with Samsung Contacts is easy. Just access your contact list and start trying out the different possibilities that this service offers you.
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How to Use Google Con­tacts Instead of Sam­sung Contacts

Samsung Galaxy phones carry a lot of pre-loaded apps, and some of them you'll rarely use. Among those pre-loaded apps, you'll find Phone, Messages, Contacts, Samsung Browser, etc. However, some Samsung phone users aren't fond of the Samsung apps. They prefer Google apps over Samsung apps, especially when they want their contacts to sync and be available with the Google Contacts app. This post will show how to use Google Contacts instead of Samsung Contacts on Samsung phones.

This post will cover two dimensions. Firstly, how to use the Google Contacts service from inside the Samsung Contacts app. Secondly, ditch the Samsung Contacts app completely and fully use the Google Contacts app on Samsung phones.

Let’s check both ways.

Method 1: How to Use Google Contacts From Samsung Contacts App

If you are satisfied with the Samsung Contacts app's features, you can use the Google Contacts service from within the Samsung Contacts app. This aspect covers how to store new contacts in the Google Contacts service, followed by displaying only Google Contacts in the Samsung Contacts app. And how to sync contacts to Google Contacts.

How to Sync Contacts to Google Contacts

First, you should check how to move your existing Samsung contacts to Google Contacts. We have covered it in detail in our separate post. To keep future contacts in sync with the Google Contacts service, you need to add a Google account to your Samsung phone and enable sync for contacts in Settings.

To do so, open Settings on your phone and go to Accounts and backup > Accounts. Tap on Add account. And add your Google account. In case a Google account is already added, tap on your account. Alternatively, go back to the Accounts and backup > Accounts screen. Tap on your Google account. Then tap on Sync account in both situations. Enable the toggle next to Contacts.

Wait for a few minutes and your contacts should all be synced to Google Contacts. You can verify by checking them from

You can enable sync from the Samsung Contacts app too. For that, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Samsung Contacts app and tap on the three-bar icon. Select Manage contacts.

Step 2: Tap on Sync contacts. Enable the toggle next to your Google account and hit the Sync button.

How to Store New Contacts in Google Contacts

To make Google Contacts the default storage location for new contacts, open the Samsung Contacts app. Tap on the three-bar icon and select Manage contacts. Tap on Default storage location. Choose your Google account. Now, whenever you save a new contact, it will directly be saved in the Google Contacts service.

Pro Tip: Find out how to backup contacts from Android and iPhone to Google Drive.

How to Display Google Contacts in Samsung Contacts App

When you have transferred contacts to Google Contacts and enabled the default storage location, you can show only the Google Contacts in the Samsung Contacts app.

For that, open the Samsung Contacts app and tap on the All contacts option at the top. Tap on Google contact. Now only Google Contacts will be visible in the app. You can revert it to All Contacts by following the same steps.

Method 2: How to Make Google Contacts App Default on Samsung Phone

If you freshly installed the Google Contacts app, open the Samsung Phone app. Type a number to save and hit the three-dot icon at the top. Select Add to Contacts. You will be asked to choose the default Contacts app. Tap on the Google Contacts app icon and hit the Always button.

If the Samsung Contacts app opens by default while saving contacts, use the following steps to make the Google Contacts app the default app.

Step 1: Touch and hold the Samsung Contacts app icon and tap on App info. Alternatively, go to Settings > Apps > Contacts.

Step 2: Tap on Set as default. Hit the Clear defaults button.

Step 3: Try to save a new number using the Phone app. When asked to choose an app, select Google Contacts, and hit the Always button.

Now remove the Samsung Contacts app from the home screen and put Google Contacts app in an accessible place so that you can access it quickly. If sync is enabled for Google Contacts in phone settings, the app will function normally. You will be able to use it to save new contacts and view existing contacts in the Google Contacts app.

You will have to choose the default account for new contacts from Google Contacts as well. For that, open the Google Contacts app and tap on the three-bar icon. Select Settings from the navigation drawer. Tap on Default account for new contacts and choose the required Google account.

Pro Tip: Check out 13 useful tips and tricks for the Samsung Phone app.

Google Contacts Not Syncing

We hope the above methods would have helped you in switching to Google Contacts on your Samsung phone. If luck isn't on your side, you might face sync issues with Google Contacts. Know how to fix Google Contacts not syncing on Samsung phones.

Next up: If you prefer using the Google Contacts app, check out 13 tips and tricks for Google Contacts to use it like a pro from the next link.

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