January 27th, 2012, 03:06 PM
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I'm having a similar problem and i'm a little confused with the facebook-syncing + pretty much everything else, let me explain:
Bought my Samsung Galaxy Gio last monday, been really excited with it. Correct me if i'm wrong, but i assume there is multiple ways to sync phone contacts via facebook account? There is the inbuilt facebook-sync which can be found under the 'Settings -> Accounts & Sync' + then there is one which comes with the 'facebook for android'. And i guess there is much more of these 'syncing'-services.
Soooo my first question is: why?
I find it confusing 'cos i'm able to sync simultaneosly with them both, but I can't recognize which one is the client and which one is the "integrated".
Secondly: neither of them works as they should.
I nowadays hold my contacts in the google contacts-service. I was glad to notice that i'm able to use those web-hosted contacts in my contact-list via my google-account (i assume they aren't copied on the phone at all, 'cos there is separate option for that, correct me if i'm wrong.)
Soooo the problem kicks in when i try to sync my facebook-friends with my google-contacts. With the integrated facebook-sync, they won't get merged, i have an horde of duplicates. And with the facebook-client-sync they get merged and fetch profile pictures, but they show this "Unknown"-group and doesn't show any facebook-content (updates, etc.).
I'd love to have my google-contacts and facebook-profiles synced smoothly, is it possible? If there is some megaUn1x-l1ke-hax way to do it, tell me. All I want is to keep my contacts in google-contacts and fetch profile pictures for them from facebook