Export LDS Tools contacts to Gmail?

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Export LDS Tools contacts to Gmail?

Postby toddjconklin » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:15 pm

Hey,

I'm getting sustained to a certain calling this Sunday ( :shock: ) in which I will be getting lots of calls from ward members. I need to know now to transfer the ward list into my phone so that I can recognise names and numbers when they call as I have a work phone and need to distinguish work from church.

I've had a look on here and am aware that caller ID is not allowed in iPhone (https://tech.lds.org/forum/viewtopic.ph ... ne#p129524) which is very annoying as this would be perfect.

Does anybody know is it possible to export from LDS Tools to Gmail contacts? Or alternatively would it work to go from LDS Tools to *.csv to Gmail? If anybody has tried is this successful and have any tips?

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Re: Export LDS Tools contacts to Gmail?

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:34 am

Caller ID apps are supported on iPhone as of iOS 10, which was released at the end of 2016, but I haven't heard anything about it being adopted as a feature in LDS Tools. You can send in-app feedback requesting it. There's no way to export in bulk (most likely because of privacy laws/policies), but you can export people's contact information one by one from their individual profile pages.
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Re: Export LDS Tools contacts to Gmail?

Postby russellhltn » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:42 pm

Something to keep in mind when doing a export: how that will work when changes are made? Will you be able to mass-delete the last import from your phone and do a fresh one? Otherwise, you could have a real mess. Especially when you eventually get released and need to pair the phone list back down to just friends and family.

Android does have the caller ID feature, but I've never really found it useful. I'm not sure why but I only see the ID after the fact, not when the call is ringing.
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Re: Export LDS Tools contacts to Gmail?

Postby jonesrk » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:02 pm

russellhltn wrote:Android does have the caller ID feature, but I've never really found it useful. I'm not sure why but I only see the ID after the fact, not when the call is ringing.


I see a little bubble with the name in the middle of my screen while it is ringing.
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Re: Export LDS Tools contacts to Gmail?

Postby toddjconklin » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:39 am

Thanks for the replies.

If LDS Tools could support Caller ID in iPhone now that would be fantastic. Not sure how to request the feature but I'll look into it. Surely this would be a feature in fairy large demand if iOS 10 allowed it now...

Regarding the constant move-ins and move-outs, yes that will be problematic. I don't quite know how to deal with that. I think the best I could do would be to manually add and delete when people moved out or moved in. Whilst annoying, it would be far easier than entering everyone from scratch.

As to what to do when I get released, I've already thought of that - that's easy. I would open a separate gmail account for contacts only. When I'm done, just delete the account. But this is all irrelevant anyway if you can't do a bulk export. I was just assuming that would be possible. If you can export, surly you could export all at once and not just individual records?

Thanks again, if anybody can clarify further, please do!

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Re: Export LDS Tools contacts to Gmail?

Postby johnshaw » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:47 am

Wouldn't that be a nice feature :)
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