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    Google's terrible syncing apps.

    Had to manually write phone numbers down today because Google Hangouts apparently doesn't sync anymore, I went to use my Motorola e4 today and my Hangouts call logs and messages never synced, and 12 hours later still have not, in fact if I go to dial out of Hangouts dialer it doesn't recognize any number saved in my account... Don't try to explain to iOS users because they have a product that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    Had to manually write phone numbers down today because Google Hangouts apparently doesn't sync anymore, I went to use my Motorola e4 today and my Hangouts call logs and messages never synced, and 12 hours later still have not, in fact if I go to dial out of Hangouts dialer it doesn't recognize any number saved in my account... Don't try to explain to iOS users because they have a product that works.
    Hangouts should work fine in Android, too. It has worked on every Android device I've used it on.

    Did you give Hangouts permissions for Contacts?
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    Call syncing through hangouts is a bit unusual. In my experience, hangouts will sync with contacts, but actual calls made through the hangout dialer will not sync across app installs on multiple devices. Calls do show up in the main google voice call log. Hangout "conversations" do sync.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    Call syncing through hangouts is a bit unusual. In my experience, hangouts will sync with contacts, but actual calls made through the hangout dialer will not sync across app installs on multiple devices. Calls do show up in the main google voice call log. Hangout "conversations" do sync.
    Ya that's what I'm talking about, I don't really use Hangouts but when I do it'd be nice if it didn't present itself like I've never used it before. I've also noticed when I change contact info in Google voice my Hangouts account never shows the changes, the edit contact looks like it's from 2002.

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    ^^I'm not seeing this problem at all. If I edit a contact in the web browser, seconds later that change is reflected on the phone. If I close and reopen hangouts, it too indicated the updated contact.

    Make sure under main android settings/accounts/google/yourgoogleaccount, contact syncing is enabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    Call syncing through hangouts is a bit unusual. In my experience, hangouts will sync with contacts, but actual calls made through the hangout dialer will not sync across app installs on multiple devices. Calls do show up in the main google voice call log. Hangout "conversations" do sync.
    That's been my experience, too. I suppose by Hangout "conversations", you are also including text messages, which do also sync.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    ^^I'm not seeing this problem at all. If I edit a contact in the web browser, seconds later that change is reflected on the phone. If I close and reopen hangouts, it too indicated the updated contact.

    Make sure under main android settings/accounts/google/yourgoogleaccount, contact syncing is enabled.
    My Hangouts via Google voice SMS seems to sync, it's my contacts and VoIP calls that aren't, but the main thing is when I open the Hangouts dialer and start typing an existing contact to call, it doesn't find them. Even if I start typing in the area code it still doesn't pull up any contacts, everything is checked to sync under settings, but on a my tablet my call history is there even though I don't use the Hangouts dialer on my tablet!!! Who knows, I'll look at it deeper someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    My Hangouts via Google voice SMS seems to sync, it's my contacts and VoIP calls that aren't, but the main thing is when I open the Hangouts dialer and start typing an existing contact to call, it doesn't find them. Even if I start typing in the area code it still doesn't pull up any contacts, everything is checked to sync under settings, but on a my tablet my call history is there even though I don't use the Hangouts dialer on my tablet!!! Who knows, I'll look at it deeper someday.

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    Why didn't you answer my question above? I'll just guess that the answer will be "no".

    This Hangouts dialer not populating when you start typing in a contact name problem can occur if you haven't given Hangouts permission to access your phone's contacts.

    It is very interesting that your Hangouts call history is showing up on your tablet. If you figure that one out, I'd like to know how to make my Hangouts call history sync across all my devices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    ^^I'm not seeing this problem at all. If I edit a contact in the web browser, seconds later that change is reflected on the phone. If I close and reopen hangouts, it too indicated the updated contact.

    Make sure under main android settings/accounts/google/yourgoogleaccount, contact syncing is enabled.
    I can't be 100% sure that this is fully accurate, but the way I've seen it work is that Hangouts pulls from your phone's contacts. On a few Android devices, I've had to enable permissions in Hangouts to allow access to Contacts in order for my contacts to be available in Hangouts. So, that probably explains why if contact syncing is enabled in settings/accounts/google/yourgoogleaccount , that after restarting Hangouts, any contact changes are also reflected there.

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    ^^On my phone, all hangout permissions are enabled. I suppose if contacts is denied, that would be reason enough to have this issue. GIGO

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    Good point. It's been too long since I've used local contacts. As much as I hate my info being in the cloud, this does make setting up new devices that much easier.

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    I manage my contacts strictly through Google, either using Gmail or more directly at contacts.google.com, and any input there pretty much instantly puts them into all my devices, as GPz mentioned. Sometimes I do add one or tweak an existing one at the device, and it hasn't failed yet to sync among all aspects/devices. As far as a separate contact list for Hangouts, I haven't noticed any problems with my set up. Hope you're able to sort that out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whacker View Post
    I manage my contacts strictly through Google, either using Gmail or more directly at contacts.google.com, and any input there pretty much instantly puts them into all my devices, as GPz mentioned. Sometimes I do add one or tweak an existing one at the device, and it hasn't failed yet to sync among all aspects/devices. As far as a separate contact list for Hangouts, I haven't noticed any problems with my set up. Hope you're able to sort that out!
    sharp99 hasn't yet responded to my questions/comments about allowing Hangouts permission to access Contacts. But hopefully that will fix their Contacts issue in Hangouts!

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    Call sync does work between devices. I make Google voice calls via hangouts all the time. The calls show up on both my Android tablets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandelstamm1 View Post
    Call sync does work between devices. I make Google voice calls via hangouts all the time. The calls show up on both my Android tablets.
    Interesting. Would you happen to have any idea or guess why Hangouts call history sync isn't working for me or GPz1100 (as he also reported above)?

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