A new question came in through The Droid Guy Mailbag which reads, “I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy S4. When I synced it with my Google account for the first time, I found out that everyone who ever emailed me, including strangers, marketers and spammers, are now in my contacts list. As a result, I disabled my contacts syncing and removed all my unwanted contacts. However, on the part where I need to put the recipient whenever I try to send a text message, the same list of strangers who ever emailed me appear again. How do I solve this particular Galaxy S4 problem without disabling the syncing feature? Thanks.”
Organizing Galaxy S4 Contacts Easily
If you regularly sync your Galaxy S4 contacts list to your Google account but you don’t want to include the addresses of unwanted people, follow these steps:
1. Log in to your Gmail account.
2. Proceed to your contacts list. The dropdown button to select this is located on the upper left portion of your screen just below the Google logo.
3. On the left corner of your screen, you will notice a list under Circles. When you see an item called “Other Contacts”, just delete all of its contents.
4. Go to your account settings. It can be accessed by clicking the gearbox on the upper right portion of your screen just below the thumbnail of your profile picture.
5. Under the General tab, scroll down until you reach the option “Create Contacts for Auto-Complete”. From there, choose the second option which will let you add contacts manually.
That’s about it, your SMS contacts should be free from all strangers who ever emailed you. It will still include all your Facebook contacts though but it is better than having every complete stranger who ever emailed you in your contacts list.