How to Change Read-Only Contacts on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you frustrated with not being able to edit your contacts on your Android device because they are set as read-only? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we will show you how to change read-only contacts on Android, so you can easily edit and update your contact information whenever needed.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

To begin with, open the Contacts app on your Android device. You can usually find it in your app drawer or on the home screen.

Step 2: Select the Contact

Next, locate and select the contact that you want to change from read-only to editable. This will open up the contact details page.

Step 3: Tap on the Edit Button

Look for the “Edit” button or icon, usually represented by a pencil or a similar symbol. Tap on it to enter the editing mode for that particular contact.

Step 4: Enable Editable Mode

Once in edit mode, look for an option or toggle that allows you to enable editable mode for the contact. This option might be labeled as “Read-only” or “Editable”. Toggle it to switch from read-only to editable mode.

Step 5: Make Changes and Save

You can now make changes to any field of the contact information such as name, phone number, email address, etc. Simply tap on the field you want to modify and enter the updated information. After making all necessary changes, don’t forget to save your edits by tapping on the “Save” button or icon.


  • If you don’t find an option to toggle between read-only and editable mode, it is possible that your Android device or contact app does not support this feature. In such cases, you may need to explore alternative contacts apps available on the Google Play Store.
  • Some contacts might be set as read-only due to synchronization settings with external services like Google Contacts or Exchange. To edit these contacts, you may need to access the respective service’s website or app and make changes there.

By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now be able to change read-only contacts on your Android device effortlessly. Remember, keeping your contact information up-to-date is essential for effective communication and staying organized.

We hope you found this tutorial helpful! If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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