@p-weber Hi again! We’ve been hard at work to bring this to life, but now it is 🙂 Please have a look at “Managed DAVdroid” on our website. The “Organizations” section on the website is totally aimed at this.
turn off the address book for synchronization (uncheck in DAVdroid account)
force sync (will remove the local address book and all its contacts)
check the addres book again
force sync (will download all contacts again and apply the new group method)
But you’re right, this could be done automatically (or at least show some hint what to do) when the group method is changed.
@herz_ag yes, thats possible with WebDAV I think. We’ve had a generalized WebDAV sync app in mind but right now we’re focusing on CalDAV/CardDAV (It is based on WebDAV but still very different). So it will not come in the near future 🙂 Nevertheless the idea of such an app was in our minds for long time. So if not somebody else is making it maybe it will be a new app developed.
This feature is not directly on our roadmap, but “Managed DAVdroid” (which basically will be a special version of DAVdroid for Businesses and Organizations – we’re currently in the final planning phase for this) will have the ability to be configured via a file. If a file is present DAVdroid will auto-detect this on startup and configure itself. We need such a mechanism so that DAVdroid can be mass-deployed (organizations basically need to be able to install apps on hundreds and thousands of devices without setting each one up separately). So maybe – at least to a certain extent – this feature will also come to the single-user license 🙂 I’ll keep you up-to-date!
Thanks for response @rfc2822, But now I feel lika a sad panda…
I feel that the settings for “Last synced” should match the text, which I cannot say it does when the sync fails.
Will try to see If I can input a bug about this (But I do not expect anything to change…)
Thanks for your suggestion. Beta versions are currently only distributed over Google Play, and at the moment, we only use Google Play’s method to describe changes (should be in Play Store at “What’s new”). Maybe there’s a link directly to this part of the Google Play page/activity, so that we could make a “See changes” button that opens this section? But I don’t think so 😕
Cyanogenmod doesn’t exist any more. Probably you want to recommend LineageOS - https://lineageos.org/
The page says it’s very important to get the setting right but doesn’t give any instructions to do so.
These instructions are on the configuration pages, or you have to find the setting out yourself. DAVdroid can’t know which method your server uses. It depends on the server, not the phone.
Thanks for your suggestions, I have updated the FAQ page.
When there is an unexpected server error and synchronisation fails (for some times) there are really, really many errors (of the same type).
It would be nice if you could group them, so they are more useful and one does not have to tap “remove all notifications”, which might also remove notification from other apps, one overlooked.