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FRITZ!Box 7490 Service

Using the telephone book of an e-mail account

You can set up multiple telephone books in the FRITZ!Box and then use a separate one for each of your FRITZ!Fons. You can either save new telephone books in the FRITZ!Box, or you can use the telephone book of an e-mail account with Google, 1&1 or GMX (online telephone book). In this case, the telephone book in the FRITZ!Box is then synchronized with your e-mail account's telephone book on a regular basis.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The telephone book may contain up to 1000 entries. However, if you have several hundred entries, it may take longer to open the user interface and navigation could be slowed down noticeably.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Setting up a telephone book

The procedure depends on whether you would like to set up a telephone book from 1&1, GMX and WEB.DE or from Google in the FRITZ!Box:

Configuring Google contacts as a telephone book

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephone Book" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Click on the "New telephone book" link.
  4. Enter a name for the telephone book.
  5. Enable the option "Use the telephone book of an e-mail account".
  6. Select the provider "Google" from the drop-down list.
  7. Under "Telephone Assignment", select the FRITZ!Fon with which you would like to use the telephone book.

    Note:You can change the telephone assignment at any time in the telephone itself or in the settings for the respective telephone in the FRITZ!Box user interface.

  8. Click "OK" and wait until the window with the sharing code appears.
  9. Copy the sharing code and click "Start Sharing".
    • A window for signing into your Google account opens.
  10. Enter the e-mail address and password for your Google account and click "Sign in".

    Note:If you are already signed into your account from a browser, you can switch to a different Google account here.

  11. Enter the sharing code and click "Next".
    • Now the FRITZ!Box requests access to the contacts.
  12. Click "Accept" or "Allow access".
  13. Click "OK" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.

Using contacts from 1&1, GMX or Web.de

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephone Book" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Click on the "New telephone book" link.
  4. Enter a name for the telephone book.
  5. Enable the option "Use the telephone book of an e-mail account".
  6. Select your e-mail provider from the drop-down list.
  7. Enter your complete e-mail address in the "E-Mail address" field.
  8. Enter the password for your e-mail account.
  9. Under "Telephone Assignment", select the FRITZ!Fon with which you would like to use the telephone book.

    Note:You can change the telephone assignment at any time in the telephone itself or in the settings for the respective telephone in the FRITZ!Box user interface.

  10. Click "OK" to save the settings.
    • When the message "The update was successful" appears, the entries from the contacts of the e-mail account are available in the FRITZ!Box.
  11. Click "Next".

2 Synchronizing the telephone book

Synchronizing automatically

The telephone book in the FRITZ!Box is synchronized with your e-mail account's telephone book on a regular basis. Synchronization automatically takes place every 24 hours around midnight. This is what happens during synchronization:

  • New telephone book entries you created in the FRITZ!Box or on the website of your e-mail provider are adopted into the telephone book at the other location.
  • Changes you made to telephone book entries in the FRITZ!Box or on the website of your e-mail provider are adopted into the telephone book at the other location.
  • Telephone book entries you deleted on the website of your e-mail provider are deleted from the FRITZ!Box telephone book as well.
  • Only if you use Google Contacts: Telephone book entries you deleted in the FRITZ!Box are also deleted from your Google Contacts.

    Note:With other e-mail providers, you can only delete telephone entries on the provider's website.

Synchronizing manually

If you added, changed or deleted telephone book entries, you can also synchronize the telephone books immediately:

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephone Book" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Switch to the telephone book for your e-mail account.
  4. Click the "Synchronize" button.