Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013
How does my HTC Hero™ with Google™ back up and restore contacts with Gmail™?
If you set up a Google™ account on your HTC Hero with Google, your contacts automatically synchronize with your Gmail account.
If you add contacts to your HTC Hero with Google before signing into your Google account, your contacts don't synchronize with Gmail. They save as Phone Only contacts.
After you've associated your Google account with your HTC Hero with Google, anytime you add, import, or transfer a contact, your device allows you to choose where to save the contact. Contacts don't synchronize with your Google account unless you select Google.