Sync contacts with phone address book
Sync the Protonmail contacts with the phone address book (contacts app) and vice versa.
Please make this happen!
Nabil Sheikh Hassan commented
When will this be really implemented and not simply stay as a "to do" on a "to do list" ?
Fabrice Lemaitre commented
Hopefully one day this top suggestion will be worked out..... 🥲🥲🥲
Michał Stawicki commented
Almost 5 years, wow... Be it a separate Proton Contacts app, a provider implementation for the Mail app or some kind of manual procedure to be able to sync the contacts back and forth, this functionality is a must-have.
Oh holy sh$%!
I was just about to buy the premium and started to talk to everyone who is interested or not about Proton but this changes everything now.
Sorry guys, but as long as basic contact sync is not available I just can’t switch over.
I was just about to signup for the Proton Unlimited for my business and move from Google Workspace, when I thought to look into the Contacts side of my business, which all my clients' information are stored through Google Contacts and Email, and I stumbled upon the syncing issue.
The lack of synchronisation between my phone (new contacts adding in) and the Proton Contacts is prohibiting me to go ahead with the move to Proton Unlimited.
Hopefully in the near future Proton team with implement a sync solution for this matter.
Thank you in advance.
Kangaroo Circus commented
I just read the article about the Dad in SF that had his Google account taken away and he realized all the data he lost. This has reignited my desire to stop using any service provided by Google and I have leaned on my contacts syncing with my GMail for years. In addition to the idea of Google potentially scraping your address book and being a legitimate privacy matter.
I wouldn't complain about seeing this "Planned" feature have an update in an upcoming email.
Alec Kinnear commented
It's absolute madness that Proton does not have a solution for syncing contacts between address book and telephone. I mainly pay for the VPN which still has some value for me, even if I prefer Windscribe these days, but no address book sync (preference C
CardDAV actually tested to work with Macs and iPhones) is a reason to drop all Proton services. Or on the contrary to start to use the email services and really commit to Proton.
PS. I've tried Fruux (calendars work, contacts don't) NextCloud and etesync and the others and they all have their issues, currently don't have working sync. Mainly the issues are on Apple's side but it's up to the provider to work around them. Proton could get a lot of points by doing this.
Shaun Double commented
I just signed up to paid service and trying to move away from Outlook but found contacts is basically useless on PM.
Outlook I can edit and sync on desktop, web or Android contacts app and sync instantly with no work needed.
Until PM sorts this out I can't ditch Outlook just for the contacts.
This has been a request since 2017?! Having a seamless cloud backup sync for contacts is a basic feature since the invention of smartphones. What is Proton doing not having such a basic feature?
is there any news here?
This would be a very important feature to securely store my contacts and delete my Google account. I don't want to put a third party provider in between. Thank you.
Any updates on this? Not being able to sync contacts prevents me from both moving to ProtonMail and recommending it. Relying on a 3rd party for sync or having 2 contact list isn't really a solution.
Ideally Proton would achieve this by integrating an EteSync server. EteSync provide a ready to use, open source, and well established solution for adding end-to-end encryption: Etebase (https://www.etebase.com/).
It already works with Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, macOS, Thunderbird, Evolution, Kontact, Tasks.org, and any other CalDAV/CardDAV client.
I've been using it for a number of years already, and it's never failed, not once. It's the only sync solution I've ever used that's not had problems with duplicates or missing data.
Being able to use this with ProtonMail would be perfect.
Rather than reinventing the wheel by developing their own implmentation, which would take a long time to develop and test, Proton should implement an already existing solution that's specifically designed to achieve EE2E synchronization of PIM data.
By opting for Etebase they'd achieving not only the contacts synchronization people are begging for, but also that of calendar entries and tasks with one single solution.
I have a Visionary account, but if there's one thing that tempts me to ditch it and go back to Google, it's the fact that I can't access a single list of contacts from both ProtonMail and iMessage. After two years, I have two messy contact lists.
Vadim Slynko commented
It would be great to be able to sync ProtonMail contacts and iOS/Android native contacts in the phone/tablet app.
Gary Shull commented
MUST have my Apple Contacts app available on my iphone. Need to sync automatically with my protonmail contacts. Can't get completely away from gmail because my iphone contacts go away when I remove gmail from my apple id.
Regarding privacy, a dedicated contacts app on Mobile and Desktop which provides the option (non-mandatory) to synchronize into system contacts would be ideal. It would allow those who value convenience and those who value absolute privacy to both be satisfied.
Stanton Jeffers commented
If you have no plan to get Contacts Issues solved quickly we will assume it is dead and move our company business off Exchange to something else.
Stanton Jeffers commented
Contacts stops me from moving my businesses to ProtonMail