The Google Contacts app comes preinstalled on the original Android phones. But it can also be installed on phones running a custom Android skin. If you are a new user or have been using it for a while now, the tips mentioned here will make your app usage process easier.
Let's see the cool features of the Google Contacts app.
1. Switch between accounts
The typical way to switch between accounts in the Google Contacts app is to tap the profile photo icon at the top and then select the account. However, a simple way exists. All you have to do is swipe down on the profile picture and the account will automatically switch.
Fun fact: Use this tip to switch between accounts in all Google apps.
2. Change the way contacts are displayed
Google Contacts offers two ways to customize the display of contacts. First of all, you can sort your contacts by their first or last name. Second, you can display the last name first instead of the first name.
To customize these two options, open the Google Contacts app and tap the three bar icon at the top. Select Settings.
Then change the values under the Display section for the Sort by and Name format.
3. Add a contact to the home screen
Do you often call someone? To make it easier for them to call, you can add the info pane for that contact as a shortcut on the Home screen. In doing so, your phone will call the person directly when you press the shortcut.
To add a shortcut for a contact on the home screen, open the contact in the Contacts app. Then tap the three dots icon at the top. Select Add to Home screen from the menu.
A confirmation message will appear. Tap Add. The icon will be added to your home screen.
4. Assign a custom ringtone
Did you know that you can assign personalized ringtones to your selected contacts? To do this, open the contact and tap the three-dot icon. Then tap Set Ringtone. Choose a tone from the available options. Likewise, repeat the steps for all the contacts whose ringtone you want to change.
5. Define a contact image
Who wouldn't like to see their loved one's photo when they call you? To set an image for anyone, open the contact and press the Edit Contact button. Then tap on the camera icon at the top. Select Choose a photo and assign an image.
6. Create groups
If you regularly send a message or email to multiple contacts, you can group them. This will help you send the same message to these people with one click. You can group contacts in this app using the tags function. Unfortunately, unlike the Samsung Contacts app, you cannot set a common ringtone for all members of the tag.
To create a label, tap the three bar icon at the top. Then select Create Label.
To add members to the label, tap on the label name. Then hit the floating add button at the bottom.
To send an email or message to all members of the tag, open the tag. Then tap the three bar icon at the top and select Send Email or Send Message.
7. Select all contacts
Sometimes you have to select all contacts. You would think they should select each contact individually by tapping on it. But this is not the case. Google Contacts provides a simple way for this. To do this, tap the three-dot icon on the home screen of the app. Choose Select All.
8. Merge contacts
To do this, select the contacts you want to merge on the home screen of the app. Tap the three dot icon. Choose Merge.
9. Move contacts to another account
If you accidentally saved a contact on the wrong account, you don't have to delete it and then add it again. You can move it to your desired account.
To move a contact, press and hold the contact's name on the app's home screen. Then, if you want, you can select other contacts or use the Select All option. Once selected, tap the three dots icon at the top and choose Move to another account. Then choose the account to which you want to move it.
10. Add a contact quickly
If you have a phone running Android 7.0 Nougat and above, you can use the app shortcuts to create a new contact. To do this, press and hold the Contacts app icon on the home screen. Then select Add Contact from the menu.
11. Change the theme of the app
Are you a fan of the dark mode? Luck is on your side because the Contacts app supports it. To change the theme, open the app settings from the three bar icon. Then tap on Theme. Choose Dark. You can switch to light mode by selecting Light.
12. Cancel changes
Have you ever accidentally changed or deleted a contact on our phone? You would know the trauma that ensues. Fortunately, Google Contacts provides an easy way to undo changes you've made to your contacts in the past 30 days. You must choose a time limit from which you want to cancel the changes.
Pour cela, ouvrez l'application Contacts et accédez à ses paramètres à partir de l'icône à trois barres. Faites défiler vers le bas et appuyez sur Annuler les modifications.
13. Vérifiez ce que l'application a à dire
Semblable à d'autres applications Google, l'application Contacts est également intelligente. En effet, non seulement il détecte les contacts en double, mais il vous permet même de les fusionner automatiquement. Ce n'est pas tout. Il vous propose également d'autres suggestions liées à votre liste de contacts, telles que des noms manquants, de nouveaux détails sur un contact, une restauration, etc.
Pour ce faire, appuyez sur l'icône à trois barres dans l'application. Appuyez ensuite sur Suggestions.
Bonus: Stop Syncing Contacts
You must have noticed that when you add a Google account to your Android phone, it automatically syncs its contacts. It’s quite troubling as you aren’t offered any option to switch it off at the start. But, if you want to do so, check out our helpful guide that will help you in stopping the syncing of your Google contacts.
We hope you liked the above bunch of Google Contacts tips and tricks. In case you want to explore contacts further, you should check its web version at contacts.google.com. You get extra features such as hide and print contacts.
Then: Do you want to remove a Google account from your phone? Here's what happens by doing so on Android and iPhone from the given link.