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Its worrisome when we want to delete "Read only contacts", it shows some errors.
Today am gon teach you and tell you how it came about and how to fix it.
This problems in mostly seen on Lollipops.



As far as I know, these "read only accounts" relate to other accounts you have set up in Android (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.). These accounts are (usually) synced by default when you set them up and the respective contacts are displayed in your contacts. You have several options to manage these contacts:

👉1. in Android under contacts go to settings and select "Contacts to display" - here you can chose which account to include in your contacts list. You can also chose a mix of them under "Customize

 👉 2. TO manage 'read only' accounts, you may go online to your respective services (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.) and add/modify/delete the contacts there.

👉 3. The best way to manage your Google accounts, at least for me, is still to edit them directly in your contact list at gmail.com

most of the read only contacts come from third party apps that access your contacts to identify your friends (like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.,). These contacts are automatically created by such apps and they may or may not show up in your contacts list.

If you want to delete the read only contact, you have to either delete the main contact (not the linked one) or you have to uninstall the app. Eg. WhatsApp Viber Facebook.

If you want to delete the read only contact just because they show up as duplicates, you can try merging the contacts.

There are third party apps to merge multiple duplicates at once if the function isn't inbuilt.


If you click on the contact itself and delete the link accounts attached, once you do that back out and delete like normal and the contact should be deleted finally.

I hope this helps.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

How to fix contact from your read only account can not be deleted but can be hidden

Its worrisome when we want to delete "Read only contacts", it shows some errors.
Today am gon teach you and tell you how it came about and how to fix it.
This problems in mostly seen on Lollipops.



As far as I know, these "read only accounts" relate to other accounts you have set up in Android (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.). These accounts are (usually) synced by default when you set them up and the respective contacts are displayed in your contacts. You have several options to manage these contacts:

👉1. in Android under contacts go to settings and select "Contacts to display" - here you can chose which account to include in your contacts list. You can also chose a mix of them under "Customize

 👉 2. TO manage 'read only' accounts, you may go online to your respective services (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.) and add/modify/delete the contacts there.

👉 3. The best way to manage your Google accounts, at least for me, is still to edit them directly in your contact list at gmail.com

most of the read only contacts come from third party apps that access your contacts to identify your friends (like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.,). These contacts are automatically created by such apps and they may or may not show up in your contacts list.

If you want to delete the read only contact, you have to either delete the main contact (not the linked one) or you have to uninstall the app. Eg. WhatsApp Viber Facebook.

If you want to delete the read only contact just because they show up as duplicates, you can try merging the contacts.

There are third party apps to merge multiple duplicates at once if the function isn't inbuilt.


If you click on the contact itself and delete the link accounts attached, once you do that back out and delete like normal and the contact should be deleted finally.

I hope this helps.
Its worrisome when we want to delete "Read only contacts", it shows some errors.
Today am gon teach you and tell you how it came about and how to fix it.
This problems in mostly seen on Lollipops.



As far as I know, these "read only accounts" relate to other accounts you have set up in Android (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.). These accounts are (usually) synced by default when you set them up and the respective contacts are displayed in your contacts. You have several options to manage these contacts:

👉1. in Android under contacts go to settings and select "Contacts to display" - here you can chose which account to include in your contacts list. You can also chose a mix of them under "Customize

 👉 2. TO manage 'read only' accounts, you may go online to your respective services (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.) and add/modify/delete the contacts there.

👉 3. The best way to manage your Google accounts, at least for me, is still to edit them directly in your contact list at gmail.com

most of the read only contacts come from third party apps that access your contacts to identify your friends (like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.,). These contacts are automatically created by such apps and they may or may not show up in your contacts list.

If you want to delete the read only contact, you have to either delete the main contact (not the linked one) or you have to uninstall the app. Eg. WhatsApp Viber Facebook.

If you want to delete the read only contact just because they show up as duplicates, you can try merging the contacts.

There are third party apps to merge multiple duplicates at once if the function isn't inbuilt.


If you click on the contact itself and delete the link accounts attached, once you do that back out and delete like normal and the contact should be deleted finally.

I hope this helps.

Its worrisome when we want to delete "Read only contacts", it shows some errors.
Today am gon teach you and tell you how it came about and how to fix it.
This problems in mostly seen on Lollipops.




As far as I know, these "read only accounts" relate to other accounts you have set up in Android (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.). These accounts are (usually) synced by default when you set them up and the respective contacts are displayed in your contacts. You have several options to manage these contacts:

👉1. in Android under contacts go to settings and select "Contacts to display" - here you can chose which account to include in your contacts list. You can also chose a mix of them under "Customize

 👉 2. TO manage 'read only' accounts, you may go online to your respective services (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.) and add/modify/delete the contacts there.

👉 3. The best way to manage your Google accounts, at least for me, is still to edit them directly in your contact list at gmail.com

most of the read only contacts come from third party apps that access your contacts to identify your friends (like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.,). These contacts are automatically created by such apps and they may or may not show up in your contacts list.

If you want to delete the read only contact, you have to either delete the main contact (not the linked one) or you have to uninstall the app. Eg. WhatsApp Viber Facebook.

If you want to delete the read only contact just because they show up as duplicates, you can try merging the contacts.

There are third party apps to merge multiple duplicates at once if the function isn't inbuilt.


If you click on the contact itself and delete the link accounts attached, once you do that back out and delete like normal and the contact should be deleted finally.

I hope this helps.

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