11-29-2012, 12:43 AM #1
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Just got a Lumia 822, really like the phone. My first windows phone, moving from Android and I cannot seem to figure out how to store the contacts locally on the phone without them syncing to my microsoft account. Is this not possible? In android all you had to do was just select do not sync and your contacts stayed right where they should, only on your phone.
- 12-06-2012, 06:35 AM #3
You don't store them just locally - you'll have to choose which account to store them in (if there is more than one account in the phone with contacts), and it will sync to the cloud.--
Just a sample of the devices I've owned over the years.....
Nokia ATT phone
HTC Windows Mobile (?)
HTC Touch Pro
HTC Touch Pro II
Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia Lumia 928
12-06-2012, 09:46 AM #4
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When I had my WP7, I found this annoying coming from my Blackberry. I now appreciate this. Something happens to the phone, I don't lose any of my contacts. With having them linked to my msn account, I have the information stored whether on my phone or my laptop.
12-07-2012, 01:31 AM #6
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I've appreciated the cloud sync for contacts. When I switched from wp7 to wp8, entered in my hotmail address and there's all of my contacts! Bought a Surface, entered in hotmail address, there's all of my contacts! No backing up contacts, exporting/importing lists. It's great.
09-14-2013, 05:02 AM #7
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i understand the reason and the ability of cloud, but are you all nuts? why would i link my personal contacts with microsoft & google (irrespective of the avility to sync to another phone, wiping out if stolen etc..)
If i need privacy how do i store only on phone - i think lumia completely removed that option.
Earlier cases we either choose contacts on SIM or on phone.
When iphone/android came in - we started syncing contacts from fb/gmail etc.. (But it also allows us to have local contacts too)
for ex, i am fine to get email addess, photo etc.. from facebook.
But do not want my friend's phone number to be associated with that. And i want to store it locally.
with all, i think our privacy is not being respected, and especially with Lumia that was not even available as an OPTION.
MICROSOFT - pl think, you will loose market one day if we started playing with privacy infos...
09-14-2013, 05:05 AM #8
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privacy lost, i dont need to sync with account/or cloud. i want the info to be made private on phone alone
what's the option? I think lumia completely removed the option of storing locally.. the only way you can add a contact is via syncing them on a account.
MICROSOT - pl think, respect privacy.