"contacts list's being updated" and no contacts displayed and dialed list for hours on my honor 6 phone.
Go to Settings > Accounts > Google > disable contacts syncing. Let me know if that works.
under google in the account section couple of my linked email. Under each email a whole list of Syn options (sync app data,calendar,chrome,contacts, drive,gmail,fit data, play books, etc..) i turned off all except gmail and chrome on each. Hopefully this will work. thanks