General Contact icons in "People" disappear...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hotwax1989, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. hotwax1989

    hotwax1989 New Member
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    Ever since I got my phone (January of this year) my contact icons will disappear randomly. I think it has to do with the facebook sync because all the other icons that i took pictures for are fine. My "People" list is just messed up in general - the update status shows up under the wrong contact icon, it never loads properly, really laggy, and the contacts who are facebook linked randomly show up and disappear. My phone is completely optimized for speed and performance. Its been almost one year and I still cant figure it out. If someone could take the time to help me i'd really appreciate it.
     

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  2. thenestor

    thenestor Well-Known Member
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    Same thing happens to me. I've found some ways to improve it so that it happens less frequently, but there doesn't seem to be a perfect solution.

    As far as I can tell, what's happening is one of two things: either the Google contacts are syncing after the Facebook contacts and overwriting the picture because Google thinks its data is newer, or the Facebook sync removes all the pictures every time and re-downloads them, but sometimes it fails before it's done.

    If you don't care about using the Facebook features within your People app (such as looking at someone's photo album or seeing their birthday), and you really just want their profile pictures, then I'd suggest removing your Facebook for HTC Sense account and using the app SyncMyPix instead.

    However, if you like the integration with Sense (as do I), then here are my settings which seem to help the pictures to not disappear as often:

    1) Set the Facebook for HTC Sense sync frequency higher (4 hrs or even 2 hrs). The more often it syncs, the less data it has to send each time, so the less likely it is to quit halfway.

    2) Turn off Google contact sync. Remember to re-sync it manually once in a while, though, so your contacts are backed up to the cloud.
     
  3. thrawn86

    thrawn86 Well-Known Member
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    mine does the same thing


    this probably has something to do with people not linking their gmails/fb accounts. I usually have 3 or 4 different "accounts" for each contact and depending on what syncs and when, i may have a picture or not.
     
  4. hotwax1989

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    thanks for the replies - i'm going to adjust settings/link the accounts and let everyone know how it goes..
     
  5. Skeletronix

    Skeletronix Well-Known Member
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    Try using the app "SyncMyPix" I noticed that it was only a few certain contacts that would disappear. Maybe 20 out of 150 or so. This app finds their current FB pic and syncs it to your contact. It won't update automatically, but it "locks it in" at least. Did the trick for me.

    edit: sorry thenestor, just saw you already posted this.
     

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