What are the different Sync Settings options for my FullContact Address Book?

FullContact offers two settings for your connected address books (Google Contacts, iCloud, and Exchange / Office 365): ON or OFF.

This can be set for each individual address book. If toggled on, it mean contacts will be added to your My Contacts list, as well as combined with any other connected sources. These contacts will sync back to your connected sources.

If toggled off, you are essentially making that connected source a part of your FullContact account, but those contacts will only be used to update existing Contacts in your FullContact account. In other words, they are kept separate from My Contacts (no changes will be written to-and-from your My Contacts). 

You can manage your sources from the Settings page. 



Furthermore, for LinkedIn, we recommend setting these to Update Existing Contacts.

This means that we are ONLY updating the contacts that already exist in your My Contacts. No new contacts are added to your My Contacts; however, all contacts from a source set to Update Existing will still be added to their individual address book. You can view all contacts within an individual address book here:

 

Alternatively, you can choose Add as New Contacts. This will do two things:

1. It will add contacts from this source as new contacts to your My Contacts.

2. It will simultaneously update existing contacts with new information. 

*Keep in mind that choosing Add as New Contacts will create new contacts in your My Contacts without any useful information (i.e. a contact with only a Twitter handle).

For an imported CSV or vCard file, we recommend choosing Add as New ContactsFor example, if you currently have your work Google Contacts syncing with your My Contacts in FullContact, any contacts from your CSV or vCard imported file will not only be added to your Google Contacts as new contacts, but we'll simultaneously update existing contacts (with data from the import) as well.

Lastly, your Twitter, Foursquare, and Xing address books will all be set to Update Existing Contacts.


FullContact for Web

  1. All FullContact apps / products and their most recent versions
  2. FAQs about the FullContact Address Book
  3. How to sync your devices with FullContact
  4. How to sync contacts in the FullContact for Web app
  5. Contact Actions: edit, tag, update, and merge in the FullContact for Web app
  6. What are My Contacts?
  7. Known issues for the FullContact for Web app
  8. Can I share a contact list?
  9. How to export contacts
  10. How to upload a business card
  11. What are FullContact updates?
  12. Why is the address being truncated or shortened in My Contacts in Google Chrome?
  13. How to reset password
  14. How to add a new contact
  15. How to export my Google Contacts?
  16. Why are some web links broken in contact records?
  17. How to check which apps have access to my Google Contacts
  18. What is the maximum file size I can upload?
  19. Which CSV formats do you currently support?
  20. LinkedIn import FAQs
  21. How do I add LinkedIn to FullContact?
  22. What are Google's contact storage limits?
  23. Why are my images a low resolution?
  24. Why aren't all my social network contacts being displayed?
  25. Information about Access Tokens
  26. Why is My Contacts list blank?
  27. What are the different Sync Settings options for my FullContact Address Book?
  28. Why is it taking longer than estimated to sync my contacts?
  29. How do I un-merge contacts?
  30. What happens when I'm over my limit of contacts?
  31. Why are long notes being shortened?
  32. How to remove FullContact from Google Drive and Chrome
  33. Why don't all my Twitter contacts sync up?
  34. Can multiple people log into the same account?
  35. What happens if my credit card transaction fails?
  36. How do I change my FullContact username (email address)?
  37. How do I change my FullContact password?
  38. How do I delete my FullContact account?
  39. What applications have access to my Google Contacts Account?
  40. Why are duplicates appearing on my phone?
  41. Where Can I Get a Backup File for My Contacts?
  42. How do I Purchase Premium in FullContact for Web?
  43. How to cancel your Premium subscription
  44. How to search for contacts with missing details (phone, email, name, organization)?
  45. Do tags and groups sync by default?
  46. Which Google contact groups sync with FullContact tags?
  47. Do FullContact Favorites sync with the “Starred” list in Google/Android?
  48. What is the History tab?
  49. How do I restore a deleted contact?
  50. Can I undo changes made to a contact in the History tab?
  51. What contacts are displayed in the History tab?
  52. How soon are actions logged in the History tab?
  53. Can I restore my account to a certain point in the History tab?
  54. What is the default address book used when searching?
  55. Does FullContact advanced search work the same way across platforms?
  56. What are the advanced search operators and syntax?
  57. Does favorite status affect search results?
  58. How does weighting work in FullContact advanced search?
  59. What fields are indexed in FullContact search?
  60. What type of character encoding does FullContact use?
  61. Do you have to type in a special character to get a result with that special character?
  62. What information shows up in instant results?
  63. How will you know why a certain contact matched your query?
  64. How many results are returned from a search?
  65. How to optimally sync all of your Tags with FullContact?
  66. Can I sync Google and iCloud accounts, but keep the Tags separate?
  67. Does iCloud sync work with Apple two-step verification?
  68. Changes to Facebook
  69. How can I contact Support?
  70. Can I edit a contact in the History tab?
  71. Can I sync with Salesforce?
  72. Can I continue using Cobook's apps instead of switching to FullContact's apps?
  73. Do I have to pay for FullContact if I'm a former Cobook user?
  74. How to create an account in FullContact for Web app
  75. Why are my LinkedIn contacts displayed with question marks?
  76. Card Reader Sunset FAQ
  77. How can I send logs?
  78. Why aren't all my Google contacts showing up in FullContact?

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