1. ghostface147's Avatar
    I'm an iOS guy and finally upgraded my parents to smartphones. My dad took the Nexus 5 and my mom was put on windows phone 8. A Lumia 521 to be exact. Good phone, good price.

    To download apps or anything, you need to sign in with a microsoft account, which of course she has since she uses outlook.com. However I have noticed that it syncs all of her outlook.com contacts. She doesn't email from her phone and doesn't text, just makes phone calls. She only really calls 4 people (myself, dad, home and maybe one other) and it will be a chore for her to go through all those contacts to just reach 4 people. I saw that you can hide outlook.com/hotmail contacts, but when I add a new contact...I guess it automatically syncs it to outlook.com and it hides it since I have that option checked.

    My question is, how do I disable the sync of her contacts. She only needs to contact less than a handful of contacts and scrolling through the entire list of email contacts to reach those people will be a pain for her. I don't have her signed in just now because I noticed once you're signed in, it's tough to get signed out.

    Thanks,

    G147
    04-03-2014 10:08 AM
  2. paulsalter's Avatar
    Not sure if you can turn off the contact syncing with outlook

    What you can do if your mum only calls 4 people is pin them 4 people to the start screen, then its just one click and you are at that person (ignoring the people app with all the contacts)
    04-03-2014 10:25 AM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    Not sure if you can turn off the contact syncing with outlook

    What you can do if your mum only calls 4 people is pin them 4 people to the start screen, then its just one click and you are at that person (ignoring the people app with all the contacts)
    I was not aware you could do that. Thanks for the information.
    04-03-2014 11:22 AM

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