Not just G-mail, almost any kind of app or social media on the internet has the option to sync your phone contacts with the contact list on the app. This can be extremely invasive at times, especially when you don’t want your personal information broadcasted to a bunch of random people on the phone contacts that you don’t even talk to.
Thankfully, Gmail has the option that allows you to disable this feature so there are no risks of automatic syncing of your phone contacts with your email’s contact list. But, if you are new and don’t have much idea about the Gmail settings, we have got your back.
In this guide, we will walk through the step-by-step process of how to stop gmail from adding contacts automatically without any warning. You will be thankful later for securing your privacy ahead of time.
- Open Gmail:
- Now, on the top right corner, click the settings gear icon > See all Settings:
- Under the “General” tab, scroll down to the “Create Contacts for Auto-Complete” section:
- Now, Select the “I’ll add contacts myself” option:
- Now, click “Save Changes” on the bottom of the page: