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  1. Xo0

    Xo0 Member This Topic's Starter

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    When I sync my facebook contacts, a few appear in my phone contacts list.. I can not seem to remove them..

    I only want to sync contacts manually to their facebook account and not some random people (who I only added for networking) to appear in my phone contact list.

    Any idea why this happens and how I can delete them from that specific list?
     

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  2. mjryan7

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    I encountered this problem and wanted a solution exactly how you want it.

    What I did is removed the standard facebook sync as it is a global sync. This removed the un-necessary contacts but also removed the links to contacts that you wanted linked. (Settings -> Accounts & Sync -> facebook -> uncheck sync contacts)

    To then link the contacts you want you need to go into the "people" app and select the contacts that you want to sync with facebook (I presume you will have these people as contacts). If you click on a person you wish to link, at the very top right should be a strange symbol. Something that looks like: C -O

    Clicking that will take you to a page that allows you to link that contact with facebook!
    Rinse and repeat with each contact you want to link.
     
  3. Xo0

    Xo0 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, this looks viable. I'll test it out this noon!
     
  4. Reflection306

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    You are talking about "Facebook for HTC Sense" right?

    Because whenever I remove the sync options the contacts still stay in the phonebook.
     
  5. Xo0

    Xo0 Member This Topic's Starter

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    When I remove the sync completely, the contacts are gone. When I then re-add the "Facebook for HTC" and uncheck sync contacts, I don't have any facebook contacts I can sync my regular contacts with.. If I retrieve my facebook contacts (just to link my regulars ones with it), it also adds them to my phone contact list automatically..
     
  6. gillbee

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    I have a strange problem which I think is linked to a facebook contact. When I get a sms from my bank it shows up as being from one of my facebook contacts. I'm guessing from the details in this thread there is no way to remove the facebook contact mobile number without deleting the contact completely. Any help appreciated - this one has me stumped.
    Thanks
     
  7. sajon44

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    lol i get exactly the same thing happen to me when my service operator sends me text updates my friends picture comes up.
     
  8. -markie-

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    Also having this problem, i un-sync them in the settings, but when i press the "top right" button (looks like a person) when composing a message the facebook contacts are still there

    how do i remove them from there?
     
  9. roakes

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    Same problem here. I don't want any Facebook contact information being linked to People apart from their photo.

    This wasn't an issue on my Hero so I assume is something specific to Android 2.1. The question is, is it specific to the Desire (and so a HTC Sense issues) or all 2.1 devices?
     
  10. crispy

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    i also would like to get the facebook contacts off of my phone list, but when i tryed to deselect the sync i didnt have a tick box to deselect. and if i remove the facebook for htc account i lose all my links.


    ive also had the problem with service messeges coming up from random facebook contacts, and i think the reason is that these people have text for their phone number on facebook,

    i got a messege from vodafone and it came up from a person on facebook, had a look at her phone number on facebook and it was "urgh" also have a contact that has the phone number "big bird" and it shows the messege is also from him.

    if i look at the messege it shows that it is from "vodafone" and doesnt have a number
     
  11. PriyanPhoenix

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    I'm also having the issue with messages from my bank showing up as a random facebook contact - I'm more concerned about fixing this than necessarily removing all facebook contacts. Stumped here too, though.
     
  12. marky9074

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    This doesnt seem to do anything for me... if I go to people it does only show my contacts, unless you select online directories/facebook.. but still under 'phone' or 'messages' I get all the facebook (and gmail) contacts.... grrrrr

    What I don't understand is that when you set up the phone you inadvertently turn on google sync and facebook sync. Now surely there must be a way to remove all contacts (preferably not a master reset) and then manually link the contacts you want...??
     
  13. roakes

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    Handcent SMS now has an option to hide social network contacts, although I don't actually have access to that option, it's in the release notes for the latest version which I have but the option in Settings doesn't appear, I'm not alone on this so must be a bug, hopefully quickly fixed and that puts an end to my problems!
     
  14. marky9074

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    Installed but cannot find this option... :confused: only thing I have found is to only use contacts with mobile numbers, which at least cuts out a lot of dross from the people list...
     
  15. roakes

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    New version was released yesterday and still no sign of the option :mad:
     
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    I have the same issue with the text saying I have a voicemail from Vodafone but it comes up as the same friend everytime - he has xxx in one of his phone fields!
     
  17. gillbee

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    All my bank notifications come in as from a Facebook friend who does have a mobile number on Facebook but it doesn't match the number the sms comes from. I don't think it's limited to contacts that use text in the mobile field of Facebook.
     
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    Any message that cant be linked to an existing contact with a valid number is limked to an invalid FB contact.

    we have about 20 threads all discussing the same thing! We need a sticky on the subject
     
  19. chrismitch88

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    I have a HTC Desire and wanted to lose my facebook contacts within my phonebook. i removed them by going to settings on the main menu, accounts and sync then removed my facebook account. i then un checked the two options at the top (background data and auto sync) then reinstalled facebook for htc. I stayed on that menu as it tried to sync anyway, but by cancelling it straight away i have managed to keep my fb contacts off my phonebook list. whether this is the fix what a lot of you were after or i got very lucky :) good luck.
     

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