Why don't I see all my contacts on my Android phone?

You may have a filter on your contacts. To turn off the filter:

  1. Go into your Contacts app and press the menu button in the top left
  2. Press Display Options
  3. Select the gmail account that your contacts are being synced with, and make sure all groups have check marks. That will turn off all filters.

On Samsung devices it’s a little different:

  1. Go to: More > Settings > Contacts to Display
  2. Your settings should be set to All contacts or use Customized list and turn on all the options to enable more contacts to be visible from within the app

If you’ve followed the above and you’re still not seeing some contacts, try tapping the Customize section in the Contacts to Display screen and then toggling all the groups on. Some Android devices still use the settings in the Customize section even though the All Contacts option has been selected.


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