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Hi everyone.
Setting up my new LG G2.
I am looking for guidance as to how I can have all my phone contacts in my phone but none in gmail.
To set up the phone I had to log in with some variety of Google account. I chose my little used gmail address.
The phone synced with gmail and all my contacts appeared there, in gmail. Deleted all contacts in gmail and they disappear from the phone.
Presumably I can un-sync the phone with gmail but what happens then?
The phone receive emails from my regular IMAP email provider - that works great.
Thanks, Bill
 
Wondering why wouldn't you want a backup in Gmail? That makes it easier to transfer data between devices, like when getting a new phone. It also serves as backup.

Anyway, it depends on the phone. As I am using a Samsung, I have an option for phone only contacts. In your contacts app, you look for the display settings and set it to phone only. Then when you input your contacts, make sure that it is set to save to phone. It defaults to Gmail. You can change it by scrolling to the part where it shows your account and tapping it then selecting Phone only. I'd think LG would have a similar feature.
 
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You save your contact list as a VCF file. You can edit and transfer back from the computer. My contacts are SIM and phone only. Only one on Gmail, since she uses it.
I don't use it except for spammers. There are also backup apps.

I deleted all contacts from Gmail except the one. I have none in Yahoo, either.
I do have a contact list for Gmail, but it's in Thunderbird and Aquamail since I use IMAP to get any mail.

There are some people who don't use Google and don't want any of their emails stored by Google. I think that those who feel that way should be allowed their preferences.

My contacts are on the computer and a usb drive. I update if I change or add. The SIM card will also do name and number. You transferred via USB and a program like Kies or BitPim years ago. Still works. Dropbox works.

If I suddenly decide to go to a Windows phone, I don't have to have Google at all. Saved file works between platforms.
 
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You save your contact list as a VCF file. You can edit and transfer back from the computer. My contacts are SIM and phone only. Only one on Gmail, since she uses it.
I don't use it except for spammers. There are also backup apps.

I deleted all contacts from Gmail except the one. I have none in Yahoo, either.
I do have a contact list for Gmail, but it's in Thunderbird and Aquamail since I use IMAP to get any mail.

There are some people who don't use Google and don't want any of their emails stored by Google. I think that those who feel that way should be allowed their preferences.

My contacts are on the computer and a usb drive. I update if I change or add. The SIM card will also do name and number. You transferred via USB and a program like Kies or BitPim years ago. Still works. Dropbox works.

If I suddenly decide to go to a Windows phone, I don't have to have Google at all. Saved file works between platforms.

I hope this helps
In settings scroll down to accounts click google accounts n choose what you want to allow google to sync. That will give u more of an idea what would happen with out google u will start to see as ur phone needs google services it will start passing errors n shutdowns maybe system lags means the whole android device is built around google. Sounds to me you wanna make a android phone into a windows phone.
 
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It really is sad the whole blind loyalty to Google these forums seem to be. Say one thing bad about Play Store and they act like you're nuts. It is as if Play Store is the only valid option if you buy Android phones. Whatever happened to freedom?

Did you expect to come onto an ANDROID forum and have us join up with you in your anti-Google crusade?

You have to understand, not everybody hates EVERYTHING like you do. I've never seen you like something for more than 2 weeks. At some point you have to realize that maybe you're the common denominator.

Why should we hate something that works so well for most of us? Google provides a whole bunch of valuable services to me. I don't provide them any information that I'm uncomfortable with them knowing. I like how it works. If you don't, that's fine. There are alternatives. But people will always recommend what works for them. Accept it.
 
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