I’m trying to move my contacts from my Google account to my Nextcloud account, synced via DAVx5, and it’s not been smooth sailing. So many dark patterns…

  • the option to default new contacts to my Nextcloud account is ignored, new contacts still go to the Google account unless overridden
  • old Google contacts can’t be moved to Nextcloud, but can be moved to other Google accounts
  • Nextcloud contacts can be moved to Google accounts.

I don’t know if this is just a bug in Google’s support for non-Google contacts, a bug in DAVx5, or something else.

I’m moving to FairEmail for emailing, so if there’s any good contacts app that’s preferably open source that will work with it, I’ve about had it with the stock Google apps.

Thanks in advance!


How about Simple Contacts Pro on the F-Droid store? I haven’t personally used it, but I do use Simple Calendar and Simple Gallery and they are both excellent.

I use Simple Contacts Pro and DAVx5 and Fairmail. I exported my Google Contacts and imported them into my new email provider. I have also tried OpenContacts which works similarly and syncs with DAVx5.


That’s what I ended up using, thanks. Works great though Nextcloud complains initially that the contacts have some errors (maybe due to Google’s contacts not separating the address into multiple fields)


My fav is DecSync + Syncthing. File-based calendar and contacts syncing.


I might try that next, thanks! I already have a Nextcloud account I can make use of, and am in the process of moving data off from Dropbox and Google Drive, so maybe not yet.


Make a local backup and move it to nextcloud.

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