"You can't delete contacts from read-only accounts."
I'm trying to delete contacts from my Google account that's synced with my Nexus 5. It's synced as a Google account, not using Gmail IMAP or anything like that, but all of the contacts display this message when I try to delete them:
You can't delete contacts from read-only accounts, but you can hide them in your contacts lists.
I don't understand why the Contacts app (default, from Google) is saying my Google account contacts are read-only. How do I correct this problem so I can fully edit contacts from my phone?
Tried both the proposed solutions, yet it still get the same warning. In the end I deleted unwanted contacts via the `Contacts` interface within desktop `Gmail`.
^ What he said!
However, I had to CLEAR and STOP both Contacts and Contacts-Storage.
- Goto settings: Apps
- Goto ALL TAB
- Open: contacts: Clear-data, Clear-Cache, Force-stop
- Open: Contacts-Storage: Clear-data, Clear-Cache, Force-stop
- Goto settings: Accounts
- Open: Google: Select (your) account
- Select: Contacts: Toggle on/off (force sync)
- You may have to force sync twice
- Open your contacts app
- Only contacts from Google-Contacts should be there
- If not, you may have other contact accounts, or contacts stored on phone
In addition to this, being a Verizon customer I had to go into Accounts and disable the "Cloud" account. Then I was able to delete contacts properly from the App. I believe the Cloud account is via Verizon and NOT Google which is where I rely on my backups/syncing to take place. Great help otherwise. Thanks.