Please help with my Android contacts issue
February 3, 2014 11:55 AM Subscribe
Is there a way to load a several thousand record contact list on an Android phone without slowing down its performance and w/o having it be referenced when typing in a contact (I want it to be referenced solely to caller-ID incoming calls)?
posted by grammalvsu to Technology (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The company I work for has all prospective clients submit some information to us in a webform. I've had it set up so the contact info for all these clients feeds a gmail account contacts list, which the guy that answers our company line added to his phone so it's able to caller ID any incoming calls from clients that previously filled out the form. This works well and is very helpful. However,
1. The 5500 contacts that have accumulated have slowed down his phone considerably. I can arrange it so only the most recent 300 contacts are kept in the contact list, however that's not an ideal solution in my mind -- it'd be nice to keep them all for reference.
2. I'd like for those contacts to be on his phone and referable, but not display on his contact list when making outgoing calls, etc, because there's just too many. Although it's possible to change his phone Settings so contacts from that account don't display on his main contact list when looking up contacts to call, they do still all show up in the auto-dropdown when typing in someones name, and I'm unable to find a way to turn that off.
Any thoughts anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Maybe there's a contacts app out there that has the capabilities I need?