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Possible to get "Owner" contact info in Android?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I haven’t been able to find a straight answer on this. Can anyone tell me if it’s possible to get the contact info of the phone’s owner in an Android App?

How to&Answers:

I have found a very easy way (got it from digging into the 4.1 Messaging app!)

projection for cursor is

final String[] SELF_PROJECTION = new String[] { Phone._ID,Phone.DISPLAY_NAME, };

Cursor is :

Cursor cursor = activity.getContentResolver().query(Profile.CONTENT_URI, SELF_PROJECTION, null, null, null);

now just do a simple

cursor.moveToFirst():

and then fetch the contact id via

cursor.getString(0)

and the contact name via

cursor.getString(1)

and….. you’re done!

Answer:

So the answer is technically no. The only way I’ve found so far to get owner’s data is through the account manager. Here’s an example of how to use it:

final AccountManager manager = AccountManager.get(this);
final Account[] accounts = manager.getAccountsByType("com.google");
final int size = accounts.length;
String[] names = new String[size];
for (int i = 0; i < size; i++) {
  names[i] = accounts[i].name;
}

For more info see: http://code.google.com/p/google-api-java-client/wiki/AndroidAccountManager

Answer:

What we have to do:

1) Get user synchronization account name (which is usually google email)
2) Get contact from contact book with this email
3) Get contact data from this contact

Not even close to perfect, and needs two additional permissions – but at least works.

Here’s the code, possible code updates can be here:
https://gist.github.com/3904299

import android.accounts.Account;
import android.accounts.AccountManager;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.ContentResolver;
import android.database.Cursor;
import android.provider.ContactsContract;
import android.util.Log;

public class OwnerInfo {
    // this class allows to get device information. It's done in two steps:
    // 1) get synchronization account email
    // 2) get contact data, associated with this email
    // by https://github.com/jehy
    //WARNING! You need to have permissions
    //
    //<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CONTACTS" />
    //<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS" />
    //
    // in your AndroidManifest.xml for this code.

    public String id = null;
    public String email = null;
    public String phone = null;
    public String accountName = null;
    public String name = null;

    public OwnerInfo(Activity MainActivity) {
        final AccountManager manager = AccountManager.get(MainActivity);
        final Account[] accounts = manager.getAccountsByType("com.google");
        if (accounts[0].name != null) {
            accountName = accounts[0].name;

            ContentResolver cr = MainActivity.getContentResolver();
            Cursor emailCur = cr.query(
                    ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Email.CONTENT_URI, null,
                    ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Email.DATA + " = ?",
                    new String[] { accountName }, null);
            while (emailCur.moveToNext()) {
                id = emailCur
                        .getString(emailCur
                                .getColumnIndex(ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Email.CONTACT_ID));
                email = emailCur
                        .getString(emailCur
                                .getColumnIndex(ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Email.DATA));
                String newName = emailCur
                        .getString(emailCur
                                .getColumnIndex(ContactsContract.Contacts.DISPLAY_NAME));
                if (name == null || newName.length() > name.length())
                    name = newName;

                Log.v("Got contacts", "ID " + id + " Email : " + email
                        + " Name : " + name);
            }

            emailCur.close();
            if (id != null) {

                // get the phone number
                Cursor pCur = cr.query(
                        ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Phone.CONTENT_URI,
                        null, ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Phone.CONTACT_ID
                                + " = ?", new String[] { id }, null);
                while (pCur.moveToNext()) {
                    phone = pCur
                            .getString(pCur
                                    .getColumnIndex(ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Phone.NUMBER));
                    Log.v("Got contacts", "phone" + phone);
                }
                pCur.close();
            }
        }
    }
}

Answer:

For Ice Cream Sandwich or later, using

String[] columnNames = new String[] {Profile.DISPLAY_NAME, Profile.PHOTO_ID};

Cursor c = activity.getContentResolver().query(ContactsContract.Profile.CONTENT_URI, columnNames, null, null, null);
int count = c.getCount();
boolean b = c.moveToFirst();
int position = c.getPosition();
if (count == 1 && position == 0) {
    for (int j = 0; j < columnNames.length; j++) {
        String name = c.getString(0));
        long photoId = c.getLong(1));
    }
}
c.close();

Answer:

From API 23 and above you need to add proper permission in manifest,

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS"/>

Then you will be able to retrieve user info like,

String[] columnNames = new String[] {ContactsContract.Profile.DISPLAY_NAME, ContactsContract.Profile.PHOTO_ID};

Cursor c = activity.getContentResolver().query(ContactsContract.Profile.CONTENT_URI, columnNames, null, null, null);
int count = c.getCount();
boolean b = c.moveToFirst();
int position = c.getPosition();
if (count == 1 && position == 0) {
    for (int j = 0; j < count; j++) {
        String name = c.getString(c.getColumnIndex(ContactsContract.Profile.DISPLAY_NAME));
        String photoID = c.getString(c.getColumnIndex(ContactsContract.Profile.PHOTO_ID));
        Log.i("MainActivity", "name: " + name);
        Log.i("MainActivity", "photoID: "+ photoID);
    }
}
c.close()