This account already exists on your device - Huawei Nova 2S


I bought a Huawei Nova 2S while in China. Installed Google Play Services 14.3.66 (,armeabi-v7a)(480dpi)

I then downloaded many google apps (Google, Drive, Music, Gmail, Sheets, Keep, Maps, Hangouts, Youtube) but not all of them.

** Problem **: After downloading Google Contacts I cannot use the app. It asks me to sign in and when I attempt to do that I get "This account already exists on your device"

I have now upgraded to (,armeabi-v7a)(480dpi) but still no luck. I am going to post this on Google's contacts support website so will update this if a solution is found.

-I also checked the permissions for Gmail, Play services and Contacts. I selected "Trust this app" for all three to avoid any possible permission problems.

-Cleared app cache & data for Contacts. Re-started the phone but still no luck.

Some of the resources I've visited:!topic/gmail/GO4l2n3k-1o;context-place=topicsearchin/gmail/This$20account$20already$20exists$20on$20your$20device$20contact - same issue but never solved.!topic/gmail/USU0RXKwNds - again, unsolved

Next update:
Removed google account, was able to sign in to contacts, but once in it didn't sync any data and acted like I never signed in at all with the sign-in button appearing at the top of the menu again.



I needed to download Google Contacts Sync, which I got from It asked to manage my google account and access and modify contacts, which is exactly what I wanted.

I really hope this helps those other frustrated people who are experiencing the same problem (perhaps who bought a phone in China :-))


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