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Force Contacts Syncronisations

asked 2017-03-17 12:55:25 +0300

flywheel gravatar image

updated 2017-03-19 21:47:39 +0300

I'm using a Jolla Classic, with latest official updates and got a bit of syncronisation trouble.

The reason for my troubles is that my ownCloud provider just became my NextCloud provider, the switch has brought on a bit of syncronisation troubles.

Deleting and recreating my syncronisation connections fixed the calendar/CalDAV problems, but I still got Contacts/CardDAV problems.

It seems the Jolla is unable to sync the existing contacts stored on it. If I create a new one, on the Jolla, it gets synced correctly. If I create a new one on the server or KAddress it also gets syncronised correctly to the Jolla.

Is there a way to force a sync of my Contacts?


Well I decided to manually duplicate all contacts entry.

By adding the number 2 to all lastnames and copy the information, one string at the time and forcing a synchronization between each - otherwise it refuses to syncronise.

At the moment, it seems, that I am unable to synchronize the pictures - but that is only a nice-to-have.

I wonder it there is a difference in the implementation of CardDAV in ownCloud and nextCloud?

The ownNotes app seems to work just as well on nextCloud BTW - good job dude! (I just wish that I had just as good a program om the KDE side of things.)

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answered 2017-03-18 15:22:36 +0300

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If you go to Settings>Accounts>Your account for synchronizing. And then pull the menu down, there should be option Synchronize or something like this. Hopefully this will work!


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Hey Pat - thanks for taking the time to answer.

But the adviced procedure only syncronises new contacts. Changing a field or two, like first and last name isn't enough to force it either.

flywheel ( 2017-03-18 16:26:31 +0300 )edit

I use and changes on my contacts get synchronized with the menu-option without problems. I tested it with changing the name and seconds after use "Synchronize" the changes are on my phone. (Jolla 1 with

MichaelS ( 2017-03-19 18:35:13 +0300 )edit

If you scroll down there should be option for two way synchronization.;)

patjolla ( 2017-03-21 20:00:55 +0300 )edit
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