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[bug] Bluetooth sync deletes some contacts

asked 2016-10-19 23:56:37 +0200

lakutalo gravatar image

updated 2016-10-20 10:39:04 +0200

I wanted to synchronise contacts between JollaC and Jolla1 by using the feature Settings / Bluetooth sync. After having synced (started on on JollaC) some of the entries on JollaC were deleted, and some others on Jolla1 were gone, too.

I could not find a pattern in which those deleted contacts were different compared with the not deleted. But I ended up in having to copy several contacts from 1->C and C->1, respectively.

I would have expected that syncing contacts would leave both phones with exact the same list of contacts.

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You wish, never worked for me due to some flags during the upgrades and recoverings over the years, now the only really working solution to get all contacts with all details from A to B is actually to export them on CLI or read them from backup. Syncing disregards some contacts with certain flags in DB, especially those telling where a contact is from. I am unable to properly sync via BT to [another device, another Jolla, my IVI] and not even via any cloud solution, there is always entries missing, either whole contacts or just some fields.

chemist ( 2016-10-20 12:23:12 +0200 )edit

It always comes down to this. I should have known best myself. Instead of all efforts they should improve CLI! ;)

lakutalo ( 2016-10-20 12:34:02 +0200 )edit

cli is bash... or do you mean the vcardexport tool or do you mean sqlite or ... they should stop manipulating contacts depending on the source, either separate them completely in the backend and have the option to merge down or have it merged down always and just have proper settings for syncing! It is very annoying to not have a basic feature like an addressbook sync working properly!

chemist ( 2016-10-20 16:40:01 +0200 )edit

You have my strongest consent.

lakutalo ( 2016-10-20 17:30:23 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-05-16 21:02:54 +0200

polarphone gravatar image

This is more an addition than an answer. However important it get fixed. I experienced some contacts disappear when syncing j1 with JC. Something strange with merging - however when opening contacts briefly all are seen then only a few and these are the only accessible. I get this error in both directions. Jolla pls consider this important to fix.

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