1. popescu andrei's Avatar
    Hi, my contacts are shown multiple in the phone book and some of them are with /m or /h at the end. what does that mean? and how can i delete them so i can have a normal phonebook cause when i longpress a contact nothing happends and if i press it will start a call automatically. help pls
    10-13-2014 07:44 AM
  2. snowmutt's Avatar
    Do you have all your contacts backed up on a Outlook account? If so, are they listed only once there?
    10-13-2014 08:14 AM
  3. popescu andrei's Avatar
    I did go to filter my contacts, check and uncheck the "show contacts from my Outlook" box and it is still the same, i did go to my microsoft account and sync it, still the same, i think the contacts are shown form sim card aswell as from microsoft account or something else so it must be a way to choose which i want to display..
    10-13-2014 08:24 AM
  4. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    Do you have Facebook, Google, Skype contacts too ? That could be the reason its showing double.
    10-13-2014 08:41 AM
  5. popescu andrei's Avatar
    i have facebook yes but the option to syncronize with my contacts is off, how can i delete a contact cause i cant find the option, i will have to delete manualy if this problem cant be solved
    10-13-2014 09:02 AM
  6. mahavir parsad gupta's Avatar
    Hi,
    I have been facing the same problem on my Nokia Lumia 710 after a recent update.
    A lot of contacts have multiple copies with xml tags in Profile. Filtering the contact list also doesnt help. More so I can see these contacts even when i hide contacts from all the synced sources, which makes me think, they are somehow cached in the phone itself. Did someone find the solution to this problem ?
    10-29-2014 01:50 AM
  7. popescu andrei's Avatar
    apparently no one knows about this. Ok then just tell us how to delete a contact pls
    11-08-2014 06:02 AM
  8. RichardBurt's Avatar
    apparently no one knows about this. Ok then just tell us how to delete a contact pls
    You don't know how to delete a contact from your phone??????????

    Try using your favourite search engine...
    11-08-2014 06:16 AM
  9. teemulehtinen's Avatar
    I think the only way is to regroup all contact details into one and then delete the duplicates at source. Unable account sync. Edit contact details rather on pc so that you can delete all double contacts you may have under outlook. Remake the contacts into one consolidated entry. If you have Linkedin, Skype etc. contacts, the data that is available from there will always bounce back to phone. That is ok as long as you don't have multiple entries on your Msft and outlook contract list.
    11-08-2014 06:19 AM
  10. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Okay, if they are Facebook contacts, unlink and relink your Facebook contacts.
    If they are Google contacts, unlink your Google account and so on.
    11-08-2014 06:39 AM
  11. popescu andrei's Avatar
    You don't know how to delete a contact from your phone??????????

    Try using your favourite search engine...
    You seem very smart behind the monitor why don`t u tell me exactly how to delete a contact if your smartness overflows you
    11-09-2014 07:05 AM
  12. popescu andrei's Avatar
    Okay, if they are Facebook contacts, unlink and relink your Facebook contacts.
    If they are Google contacts, unlink your Google account and so on.
    There is no facebook/ google or any liknked with my contatct list, just the contacts appear doubled with /M at the final...
    here are some photos to show what is really happening
    wp_ss_20141109_0003.jpgwp_ss_20141109_0002.jpg
    As you can see i have no option in the contact list to delete or even to select a contact, if i longpress one nothing happends and when i release it starts ringing the contact i press on.
    11-09-2014 07:13 AM
  13. Rick_Air's Avatar
    I'd try logging onto your live account on a pc and see if it's the same there. Maybe able to delete them there, then when you resync your phone it should carry over the changes.
    11-09-2014 07:18 AM
  14. popescu andrei's Avatar
    I think the only way is to regroup all contact details into one and then delete the duplicates at source. Unable account sync. Edit contact details rather on pc so that you can delete all double contacts you may have under outlook. Remake the contacts into one consolidated entry. If you have Linkedin, Skype etc. contacts, the data that is available from there will always bounce back to phone. That is ok as long as you don't have multiple entries on your Msft and outlook contract list.
    I connected the phone to pc but no contacts folder is shown only (documents, music, playlist, videos, downloads, pictures, ringtones) folders. For the moment i am trying to save all my contacts to sim card, then delete all contact which seem imposible then copy all sim contact to phone hoping it will work but i am facing problems with that too, there is no option to do that(to select all contact, to delete them, and to import from sim card) there are some really weird thing happening to windows phones.
    I hope i will find the answers for this
    11-09-2014 07:19 AM
  15. popescu andrei's Avatar
    I'd try logging onto your live account on a pc and see if it's the same there. Maybe able to delete them there, then when you resync your phone it should carry over the changes.
    Tell me where to enter on live account and the steps i have to do and i will do it
    11-09-2014 07:20 AM
  16. Rick_Air's Avatar
    Go to live.com, log in to the same account your phone uses. Look at the contacts tab/tile. Then it's self explanatory.
    popescu andrei likes this.
    11-09-2014 10:16 AM
  17. popescu andrei's Avatar
    Go to live.com, log in to the same account your phone uses. Look at the contacts tab/tile. Then it's self explanatory.
    Thank you very much, it worked, but can u tell me why every time when i add a new contact they appear with a /H at the end. What is that? and how can i import all my contacts to sim card?
    11-09-2014 03:17 PM
  18. gottago's Avatar
    Could the 'H' & 'M' indicate 'Home' & 'Mobile', respectively? If the contacts came from another OS this may be the way they were exported/imported into Windows. Just a thought....
    11-09-2014 06:50 PM
  19. Rick_Air's Avatar
    If you've imported them from a sim card I've seen H and M show up as some older mobiles had to have them as two different entries.
    I would not import your numbers TO sim card as this is a benefit of owning a smart phone. Your numbers are saved on your phone AND backed up to your live account, any changes are reflected on both.
    Then if you change device you just log into your account and all your numbers 'download' to your new phone.

    Are you adding contacts via your mobile when you get a letter appearing at the end?
    11-10-2014 01:06 AM
  20. popescu andrei's Avatar
    If you've imported them from a sim card I've seen H and M show up as some older mobiles had to have them as two different entries.
    I would not import your numbers TO sim card as this is a benefit of owning a smart phone. Your numbers are saved on your phone AND backed up to your live account, any changes are reflected on both.
    Then if you change device you just log into your account and all your numbers 'download' to your new phone.

    Are you adding contacts via your mobile when you get a letter appearing at the end?
    Ok, but if i want to change my phone, if i pull the sim card out then the contacts will remain in phone, how can i delete them from there? cause i dont want to give the phone with my contacts to somenone else..

    Yes i am adding contacts via mobile
    11-11-2014 07:53 AM
  21. Rick_Air's Avatar
    That's what Factory Reset is for in settings. It wipes everything personal off your phone, numbers, accounts, photos etc, basically resetting it as a new device. (Always do this before getting rid of any phone)

    What phone have you got? I still can't figure out why it adds a letter at the end. Unless you have one with dual sim card support so it allows you to tell which numbers are linked to which sim card.
    11-11-2014 08:07 AM
  22. popescu andrei's Avatar
    That's what Factory Reset is for in settings. It wipes everything personal off your phone, numbers, accounts, photos etc, basically resetting it as a new device. (Always do this before getting rid of any phone)

    What phone have you got? I still can't figure out why it adds a letter at the end. Unless you have one with dual sim card support so it allows you to tell which numbers are linked to which sim card.
    Seems like it doesn`t add letters anymore after i deleted the duplicated contacts..i added a contact and it doesnt show a /H or /M anymore. I have a Lumia 925 btw

    Thanks for all your help, regards.
    11-11-2014 02:21 PM
  23. Rick_Air's Avatar
    No problem
    11-12-2014 12:59 AM

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