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Old June 21st, 2012, 07:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. Could anyone please tell me how to unhide contacts on the SGS3? I accidentally 'deleted' a Facebook contact, well it said I could only hide contacts from read-only accounts, and now I have no idea how to unhide it.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 07:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Contacts are visible or hidden via Menu > Contacts to display
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Even when I only select my Facebook contacts to display, those that I had previously deleted/hidden, remains hidden. From what I've gathered on the forums regarding other Android devices, there is an option to toggle hidden contacts on and off, but I can't seem to find it. Even when I add a new contact on Facebook, they don't seem to appear on my S3's contact list.
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Maybe sync is off in accounts and sync? Or maybe you're not showing contacts without phone numbers. All the settings are there, now you need to apply logic
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Under contact settings -> contacts to display option I've tried enabling only Facebook contacts, customized list as well as all contacts. Still not seeing Facebook contacts that I've deleted/hidden from my phone contacts.

Under contact settings, 'only contacts with phones' toggle is unchecked.

Under phone settings -> accounts and sync -> facebook (app), sync contacts is checked.

Under facebook (app) settings -> sync contacts, sync all is checked.

Adding a new friend on facebook shows up on the phone contacts, but adding a new phone contact who I am already friends with on facebook (but had previously deleted/hidden the facebook contact on the phone) does not bring back said facebook account.

Even if there is no option to 'unhide' the contacts, is there a way to add a new facebook contact via the phonebook (perhaps linking straight to the contact's facebook url?).
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You can't have deleted any Facebook contacts as that is not possible. Are the rest of your contacts Google?

You should sign out of Facebook which will remove all Facebook contacts. If you have Google left (not phone) you can try clearing data on contacts storage via manage applications.


Before that maybe download go contacts from the market as this has it's own views. This should tell us whether its on the phone or not
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Yeah when I said 'deleted/hidden' I meant they were removed from my phone's contact list. The phone said 'contacts from read-only lists (Facebook, Google, etc) cannot be deleted but will be hidden from my contact list'.

Signing out of Facebook, re-signing in and resyncing seems to have done the trick. Got all my contacts again but have to re-join them cos the linking messed up. Oh well, small matter.

Thanks for all the help SUroot. Would've been great if the SGS3 had an actual dedicated toggle to hide/unhide contacts like they do in some other Android phones. Just a little surprised this feature wasn't included.
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The feature is there. You just have to initiate it through the contacts to display menu instead.
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hi .. am having kinda the same issue ..

i added a new contact to the phone book that is synced with gmail .. the same contact is also on whatsapp application .. after i deleted that contact it said contact info will be hidden due to other accounts ..
from settings when i selected show contacts from whatsapp only the name was not there ..
i subsequently readded that contact but now it doesnt show as having a whatsapp account but through the whatsapp contact list it shows ..
any ideas? ..
just another note, when opening the contacts information through the contact list it doesnt even show in the connections like the others as having a whatsapp

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The feature is there. You just have to initiate it through the contacts to display menu instead.
Where is this feature?
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Hi there!

I actually registered here only to contribute with the solution I found (by myself because google didn't worked at all...):

1.- Go to Facebook app.
2.- Tap the "config button" (the three vertical dots button)
3.- Tap "configuration" (in spanish it's "Configuración" I don't know if it's "settings" or something like that in the english language app).
4.- Go to the bottom of the configuration menu and tap "synchronize contacts" (again I hope the english language app says something like that).
5.- Check the last option of the three offered there (the one which says it's gonna erase all Facebook data from your contacts list).
6.- Go out of the app.
7.- Go again to the Facebook app and follow steps 2-4, but this time check the first option (the one which says it's gonna synchronize all contacts).
8.- Wait until done.
9.- Go to the contacts list and breathe relieved...

I hope this works for you. I have a Motorola Razr HD. Sorry for the bad english.

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hi .. am having kinda the same issue ..

i added a new contact to the phone book that is synced with gmail .. the same contact is also on whatsapp application .. after i deleted that contact it said contact info will be hidden due to other accounts ..
from settings when i selected show contacts from whatsapp only the name was not there ..
i subsequently readded that contact but now it doesnt show as having a whatsapp account but through the whatsapp contact list it shows ..
any ideas? ..
just another note, when opening the contacts information through the contact list it doesnt even show in the connections like the others as having a whatsapp

Hi,

I had the same problem. What you need to do:
1. Go to "accounts and sync"
2. Click your whatsapp account and remove your whatsapp account (do not go to whatsapp application and delete your account from there!)
3. You should not be able to remove your whatsapp account from there, but that's fine because that's not the point.
4. Go to your whatsapp application and refresh your contact list.
5. Go back to your phone contact, go to contact display and check whatsapp contact.
6. Your hidden whatsapp contacts should be back there in the phone contact list.

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The feature is there. You just have to initiate it through the contacts to display menu instead.
Actually no it isn't. In the "Contacts to display" setting, under "Customized list" and under your facebook account you only have the option to check or uncheck "All contacts." There is no option to allow you to hide or unhide specific facebook contacts.
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I have done everything you all said to do. All I want to do is be able to hide a contact in its entirety.It is only a phone contact. Is it possible?
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I called Verizon and found out how to unhide facebook contacts on my phone (Motorola Razr M).
1) Go into Facebook
2) go to Settings
3) select Sync Contacts
4) choose Sync all
5) Log OFF of Facebook
When you log back on to Facebook, all your FB contacts should appear in your contact/people list.

If you end up with duplicate entries (one you entered and one from FB) you can join them by opening your contact, choosing edit, then the menu will have the option to "join", and will even suggest entries to join.
Hope this helps.

p.s. If you want to hide FB (or other) contacts, open the contact and choose delete. You will get a message that you cannot delete readonly contacts, and asks if you want to hide them.
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Hi,

I had the same problem. What you need to do:
1. Go to "accounts and sync"
2. Click your whatsapp account and remove your whatsapp account (do not go to whatsapp application and delete your account from there!)
3. You should not be able to remove your whatsapp account from there, but that's fine because that's not the point.
4. Go to your whatsapp application and refresh your contact list.
5. Go back to your phone contact, go to contact display and check whatsapp contact.
6. Your hidden whatsapp contacts should be back there in the phone contact list.

Cheers...
This worked a treat for me. Thanks!

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