Sync Owncloud Contacts with Android

Hi there,

I handle some of my Contacts (especially email-only-contacts) via my owncloud instance instead via google. Now I had the problem that I need all those contacts on my mobile android device to be able to write emails to those people.

I don’t like to sync my email-pnly-contacts with my google account, so I need a solution that is working fine with android but without merging the contacts.

The solution that works well for me is to sync the contacts to my phone / tablet via CardDav free (

How to Setup the Sync:

  1. Open CardDav and select „New Account“
  2. CardDav
  3. http://<>/cloud/remote.php/carddav/addressbooks/<user>/contacts   (you can also see this in your owncloud web interface)
  4. Enter your owncloud username and password
  5. setup your sync-interval and if you would like to have a uni-direction sync
  6. Start the sync (via settings -> accounts ) and have fun with your contacts on your mobile device