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Full control over contacts and their storage location in People app

asked 2014-02-02 19:59:05 +0300

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updated 2019-10-13 20:33:55 +0300

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As a user I would like to ...

  • store my few important contacts on the SIM card, and only on the SIM card, so I can quickly switch to other phone HW and be sure my most important contacts are with me. No, I do not want to share my contacts with Google or any other cloudy service.
  • add a new contact manually on the Jolla and have the choice to store it (only) on the SIM card or on the phone itself.
  • have an easy way to find out where a contact is stored (SIM or internal), where it has its origin (from Google, Hotmail, ...)
  • search for duplicate contacts (same phone number, e-mail) and then see a list of duplicates telling me where each of these contacts came from and where it is stored. Then it must be possible to individually delete contacts appearing on the duplicates list.

Update: After SailfishOS update to Still not possible... I would see this topic as quite important

Update: SailfishOS updated to Still not possible ... The contacts app "pretends" to delete sim contacts but after restarting the app it shows them again

Update: SailfishOS updated to SIGH ...guess what? ...Still not possible ... The contacts app "pretends" to delete sim contacts but after restarting the app it shows them again. Just a reminder but this is really a needed feature.

Update: SailfishOS updated to and I guess 3.2.xx will still have the same issues: It's still not possible. So here is my friendly reminder that also in the year 2019 people should still be able to edit contacts on their simcard !!

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I know that today is the time of the cloud and everyone spying on your data there, but since Jolla is profiling itself as a company that cares about the customer this would be a real nice addition. Privacy is not a dirty word after all ;)

AxMi-24 ( 2014-02-02 20:14:32 +0300 )edit

I have all my contacts on my phone sync'd via several different accounts (Gmail, Exchange, etc.). I'd like if contacts I add using Jolla's contacts app could be stored using one of these services, instead of only stored locally.

FunkTrooper ( 2014-02-02 21:42:14 +0300 )edit

Hi, in the past I manage my contacts only on the sim. So I can switch to an other phone with all my contacts. Why I have to import these to the Jolla? Why I can't write new contacts to the sim? Please implement the points above.

der.schultze ( 2014-03-24 16:04:33 +0300 )edit

Also deleting of old SIM contacts should be supported, since outdated numbers of contacts can not be changed currently

PatsJolla ( 2015-03-12 12:43:33 +0300 )edit

Please convert this non-answer to a question comment.

Tanghus ( 2015-03-12 13:09:39 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-06-29 11:38:21 +0300

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Are there any news regarding this topic so far? We still need to be able to edit SIM contacts for example

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It's good to ask for an update to this, please please do it editing the question instead of answering with a question. Thanks!

simo ( 2015-06-29 17:54:37 +0300 )edit

@PatsJolla: Maybe this could be a topic for the next community meeting ?

MartinK ( 2015-09-02 11:30:08 +0300 )edit

Even with the prerelease of 2.0 still no option for the things you mentioned :(

luchmhor ( 2015-09-12 14:22:28 +0300 )edit

I always store my contacts to SIM when I switch from one phone to another especially when my phone has hardware issues and cannot provide me my latest contacts.

Are the developpers of "jolla-contacts" application planning to add the ability to edit or save SIM contacts in the near future ?

SebM ( 2016-03-22 16:54:19 +0300 )edit

Seems like this topic is not important enough...

PatsJolla ( 2016-03-22 23:57:57 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2014-02-02 19:59:05 +0300

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