Wrong names in contacts after 2.1 updateSupport


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  1. The Flying Ox

    The Flying Ox Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all.

    Just wondering how I can get all my contacts showing the correct name in my phonebook. After 2.1 upgrade it imported all my facebook buddies, and because I call everyone by nicknames it has duplicated a lot of entries. I've tried "joining" the duplicates together to get just the one entry per person, but it seems to randomly choose whether they are stored under their facebook name or the nickname I have for them. I've tried entering what I want them to be called in the 'nickname' bit under the contact 'edit' screen, but again it seems to be random as to whether it then uses this name to display them in my contact list.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers,
    Andy
     

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  2. T0rched

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    I've found out that if you join them with your facebook it will store them under the facebook entries. You would have to go in and manually change them through the contact edit feature... Sometimes it will save both names under the 1 entry and I've had to go delete which name I didn't want...
     
  3. The Flying Ox

    The Flying Ox Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've tried that but it won't let me edit anything to do with the facebook part of the contact.

    stumped.com
     
  4. T0rched

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    hmm... so if you can't beat them join them? I'm assuming it would be easier to delete your nicks you've created for your friends and keep their facebook names? What's funny was that with my contact list, when I sync'd it with Facebook, I was actually sync'd it with Facebook and "joined" my contacts I was actually able to choose which name I wanted to keep...

    The reason I say this is because one of my friends has a fake facebook name because she doesn't want everyone to get her on facebook but when I synced it to my phone and joined the contacts together I deleted her fake facebook entry and kept her actual name (the name I had in my phonebook).
     
  5. The Flying Ox

    The Flying Ox Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well that was the thing: I never had the option to sync or not. The phone couldn't find any contacts on the SIM or the memory card, so I just imported all the facebook ones. About an hour later, all my SIM contacts showed up.

    Maybe I'll just have to lump it then...

    Cheers anyway.
     

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