In recent years, mobile phones have become an essential tool for everyone. We have a lot of information inside this small device without which we cannot survive and this has forced us to use less and less of our memory for certain things. For example, mobile contact They are very valuable information that allow us to communicate with our family, friends and acquaintances without having to remember their phone numbers. However, this information may be at risk with one of the most recent announcements made by you. Google in regard of Google PlaySo that we must be vigilant and do now what We explain to you so that Google doesn’t eliminate your contacts.
Google will delete your contacts
Google has announced changes to Google Play Services He Affects how mobile contacts are synced to the cloud, Because of this change, and As of version 23.20 of Google Play ServicesIf the user decides not to use the cloud synchronization function, the contacts will be automatically deleted from the mobile.
What is Contact Sync and why is it important?
The vast majority of Android smartphones currently have an optional function, which is none other than the possibility of syncing contacts. thanks to this we can Have our contact list associated with our Google Account on mobile So that stored in the cloud Automatically every time one is added or removed.
Thanks to this function, we can have a backup copy of our contact list and to which we will always be able to access, no matter how much we change our mobile. Earlier we had to make copies of the sim card and then transfer the contacts by inserting it in the new mobile. Everything happens faster if we have contacts synced with Google, because we will also have Access them even from a tablet or computer by simply opening your Google Account.
Besides, Contacts synchronization allows us to interact with them easily In Google services, regardless of the device we are using. For example, when we say “Ok Google, Call Carlos” to our Google Assistant or smart device, this data allows us to choose the correct contact for the call.
What if I turn off Contacts syncing?
To date, contact was maintained in the memory of the mobile even if we have contact sync disabled, however, Changes to Google Play Services mean that is no longer the case. Now, if we do not have contact synchronization activated, these will automatically be removed from the mobile’s memory.
it means that We will lose all information about our contacts, Including their phone numbers, emails and other data. Additionally, we will not be able to access them from other Google devices or services.
How to stop Google from deleting my mobile contacts?
Easiest way to stop Google from deleting contacts from our mobile Enable synchronization of contacts in the cloud. for this we need follow these steps:
- open the app Contact, inside gmail account
- beam “Click” on profile picture from our user
- In the pop-up menu, you need to click ” “contact settings,
- click now”Google Contacts Sync Settings,
- Click on “sync status,
- Check that “Automatically sync” is turned on. If it isn’t, you’ll need to press it to activate it.
Another option is to check that you have Google Sync enabled, to do this, do this:
- on your Android phone, Open the “Settings” app,
- Press Google
- Then “Google App Settings”.
- Then click on «sync google contacts,
- then go to “Sync device contacts as well.
- Finally select, «Automatic Contacts Backup & Sync» to make it active. When you go back, check that it says “Active”.
hence, Our contacts will be saved to our Google Account and we will be able to access them from any device or service. We can also edit or delete them from the Google Contacts application or the contacts.google.com website.