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Where can I set up Multiple Rules?

What is Customizable Field Mapping?

Which fields can I sync?

How do I set up Multiple Rules?

The email address is a List Field, which email address is used to match upon?

Why am I getting a large number of duplicates?

Are Custom Mappings always two-way?

How come I can only define different contact subsets on one side of my (multiple) rule(s)?

Where can I find PieSync reviews?

Why does it take so long to see the first contacts appear?

What do I have to keep in mind for Customizable Field Mapping?

What is a List Field?

How do I change my PieSync password?

Why can't I set up Multiple Rules

Which connectors do you support?

How come I can only choose 'all contacts' and not define a contact subset to sync with?

Why is my connection not showing the default field mapping?

What is Default Field Mapping?

How come I am getting a small amount of duplicates?

How are my contact databases matched to establish the sync?

What will happen during the initial sync?

Which apps need authorization per contact subset, and therefore a new connection instead of a rule?

Why is my connection not showing the option to set up custom mappings?

What are Unlimited Rules?

How come I can set up Multiple Rules, but can't differentiate?

I didn't find the answer I was looking for here, how can I get in touch?

What's the difference between PieSync and Zapier?

Am I eligible to use the new Customizable Field Mapping feature?

What are Custom Fields?

What is a Custom Mapping?

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Get your phone contacts in sync

Updated 3 days ago ​by Frans Leys

Your phone merely acts as a window into contacts databases, so we suggest you visit contacts.google.com / iCloud.com/contacts  / outlook.com respectively to see & manage your phone's contact lists on your computer. 
First step: back up & pause other syncs!

1) Export contacts from your various accounts - this could serve as your backup should you make a mistake in cleaning contacts.

2) Turn off or pause any existing integrations in parallel (PieSync, Zapier, Fullcontact, etc). Leaving syncs on will interfere with cleaning in the next step!

Second step: time to clean!

3) Use the “find & merge duplicates” features of Google/iCloud/Outlook

4) Manually review your contacts and merge those duplicates that weren’t detected automatically, delete old contacts or old addresses. 

    Third step: start syncing! 

    5) Consider designating one account as your master central database for contacts. Your phone should be able to read from, and store new contacts to this account. How to do this?

    You are now ready to set up one or more syncs through PieSync. Get started!


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