android7 editting contacts

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android7. i want to use my phone and not a computer
contacts are saved under an email address but i have multiple email addresses. i can edit name and phone number fields but can not edit email address. If i saved contact under wrong email address I need to start over. delete and resave contact
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology Professional

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I don't see why you can't do that. Are you using the Android contact list application or something third party?
Please include what error you are getting when you try to edit.

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default android contact app
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology Professional

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So you didn't mention what error. However for me I just select a contact and go to details. From there I select edit at the top of the screen and change the email.

Keep in mind that is for Android contacts. If your contact list is synched to somewhere else you might not be able to edit here.
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Commented:
maybe i need to wait for Android upgrade.

MY email address is the only field i am not allowed to edit
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer

Commented:
Phone manufacturers often install their own version of a default android app. Are you sure it's the default android contacts app? What kind of phone do you have? Have you tried using other contact management apps?

Author

Commented:
could you recommend contact management app where i can change MY email address
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer

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The Android app for Google Contacts has this functionality. If you don't have this app you can download it from the Google Play Store. Click on the 3 dot overflow menu at the top right > select all (or select whichever contacts you want to move) > 3 dot overflow menu again > move > select the correct google account (email address) you want to associate with the contacts list.

Author

Commented:
I tried on a new phone that has just been wipped
there are no gmail contacts

there are 5 phone contacts

I can not edit "phone" ownership of those 5 contacts
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer

Commented:
You wiped the phone, didn't setup a google account, and the phone has 5 contacts?

Author

Commented:
You wiped the phone, didn't setup a google account, and the phone has 5 contacts?
A second phone

Not the original phone I was using for the original question.
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer

Commented:
At this point I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to do and what you've done so far. Can you please try to re-state the question more clearly?

Author

Commented:
2 android phones

both when i use contacts app

i am asked question about ownership off a single contact

this textbox can not be edited
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer

Commented:
Can you please try to use whole sentences and describe the problem as completely as possible? I'm still not sure what you're asking.

What about two phones?
Both what when you use contacts app?
What did you do in order to see the prompt asking about ownership of a contact?
What text box can not be edited and how are you trying to edit it?

Author

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Top left is my email address or the word "phone"
all fields below can be edited
under is a picture
next is contact name

Author

Commented:
select edit at the top of the screen and change the email.
the contact email ?
my email (which has many other contacts attached to it)?
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer

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I'm sorry I still don't understand what you're asking. At this point I'm going to request attention on your question and see who else can help you. Good luck, I hope you get your answer.
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer

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Is this a phone where someone else is the administrator, such as a work phone? If so then you might not be able to change the email?

Author

Commented:
it is my phone
not a work phone

Author

Commented:
i am testing on 2 phones

please create 2 (or more) gmail accounts on android phone
and then add a contact

notice how one field (the gmail account)
can not be changed in the contact
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer

Commented:
As far as I can tell I already went over that in an earlier comment. The contact applications on my phone allow me to move a contact between different google accounts using the steps I outlined in this previous comment. I'm not sure why your phone wouldn't allow you to move the contacts.
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1-view-contact.png
2-move.png
3-select-account.png

Author

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"move" works for you

I dont have move button

thanks for screenshot

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