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How To Delete Read Only Contacts on An Android Phone

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A lot of Android phone users struggle when it comes to deleting read only contacts that they had saved earlier on their devices. It does not seem to be talked about much so there is not much clear reference to such a complication. A good number of people would not admit to the struggle because it seems like a no brainer. 

Read only contacts are app-based contacts that are stored on one’s device due to usage of applications(apps) such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook messenger and Viber. They are supposedly stored temporarily by the app on the user’s device storage. If the user attempts to delete read only contacts through usual or conventional means it will not work and will be notified as an error even though they can be hidden from plain sight. It will appear in the user’s address book found on the device. 

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The following steps should help an Android device user delete read-only contacts;

  1. Log in to contacts.google.com using your Google account that is linked to your phone. Because all Android phones and other devices save contacts to Google by default, this step is required.
  2. In your phone’s address book, you’ll find a complete list of your contacts. Find the read-only contact that your phone won’t let you remove.
  3. Mark it with a check mark to select it, then go to the ‘More’ tab and select ‘Delete.’
  4. After, go to settings, then, account and finally google. Enable the ‘Contacts’ sync here. Wait a few moments and the read only contact will be deleted when the sync is done. 

The above steps are quite easy if the user of the android device is as technological inclined as the average high school student. It might seem like a no brainer but it can be quite tricky if one has no idea about the above steps. They can therefore be regarded as important knowledge. 

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