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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eben, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. eben

    eben Lurker
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    Since I got my Droid X a few days ago I have been plagued by contact syncing issues and most notably how they relate to the facebook apps, both the Motorola Facebook and the Android market facebook. My suspicion is that these bugs are behind the comic sluggishness of my brand new phone. Here are the bugs I've discovered in the hopes that someone has a solution for me, or that the developers will catch on.

    Motorola Facebook Issues:
    This app imports ALL of your facebook friends to your contacts. There is no way to turn this off. I have over 1,000 facebook friends, most of whom I will never contact on the phone. This is exceedingly annoying. In reality I have about 300 contacts that I actually want in my phone which I imported easily from google. The Motorola facebook app did seem to sync up with these contacts just fine adding pictures, emails etc. Only problem was it brought everyone else along with it.

    Market Facebook Issues:
    - Despite setting my sync preferences to only syncing data to existing contacts, Facebook will still add anybody with a phone number attached to their facebook account to "Phone Contacts." "Phone Contacts" are different from "All Contacts" (bizarre), so it's not quite as bad as the Motorola FB importing everyone of my fb friends (phone # or not) to "All contacts", but it's still very, very annoying.

    - The app will not sync pictures to contacts.

    - The app creates dozens and dozens (in my case 43) "linked profiles" to each of my contacts. I am guessing this is what is causing the ridiculous sluggishness of my phone.

    - I am going to fully delete the Market FB app from my phone along with the data it added to my contacts.

    - Since I really love having pics/fb info attached to my contacts, I am going to try using the Moto FB app by itself and just live with the 1000 or so contacts. This will be the first time I am trying the moto app w/o the market app. I am hoping this solves the sluggishness which I suspect has to do with the "linked profiles" created by the Market FB app.

    Currently my phone is in the process of deleting the market FB app which is taking FOREVER. I will keep you all posted. And I'd love to hear if anyone else is having similar problems.

  2. avs3323

    avs3323 Lurker

    I'm having some of the same problems you are. My phone doesn't seem to be as slow as yours is, but the facebook thing is really annoying.

    I could live with having all my contacts in my list, but the really annoying part is when I'm typing a name to call/text, it tries to autocomplete with some of my facebook friends that I don't want showing up.

    The market FB app gives the option to sync only existing contacts, but it doesn't add pictures or anything, and still adds new contacts to my list!

    Hopefully the moto app will give us the option to not add any new contacts while syncing
  3. myxomat0sis

    myxomat0sis Newbie

    Yep. Facebook automatically adding ALL of my facebook friends numbers to my phone contact list is the reason I don't use the facebook moto blur fb social integration.
  4. john0821

    john0821 Android Enthusiast

    agreed on the crap Facebook app
  5. decks19

    decks19 Newbie

    I think that this FB thing is crap. i hate how it doesnt notify you when someone commented on your wall. this phone is so advanced but for somereason notifications is to advanced for it LOL. and in the new version of FB you could actually turn off the syncing to only friends that are in your contact list already.
  6. gemini846

    gemini846 Member

    Creating a list to filter out all those FB contacts you wouldn't normally call is actually pretty easy, and fortunately when you go back to your contacts it keeps that list on top.

    I would that it prioritized posts to my wall, but the regular integrated feed is ok with me. (I only have about 300 friends, so its not a HUGE issue for me).

    I dislike not having the ability to "hide" someone directly from the feed. I have to go into FB for that.
  7. blink

    blink Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just hit the menu key while in Contacts, hit Display Group, and choose Google. Easy as hell. Now only your contacts show up, but still have the associated FB data.
  8. chippy

    chippy Well-Known Member

    But when you are in the dialer app there is no way to filter them, unless im missing it which could be the case.
  9. jnoone

    jnoone Member

    If you just want pictures from facebook for your contacts and you don't want to import all of your facebook contacts turn off sync contacts in your facebook app and use an app called synMyPics from the market.
  10. sycron

    sycron Member

    I searched for this in the market and nothing came up. What should I serach for? and how does this app work?
  11. jnoone

    jnoone Member

    Sorry the app is called syncMyPics. It will only sync pictures with the people that are in your contacts. So once you clear your 1000 plus facebook friends and are back to your original 300 contacts it will only add pictures to the 300. It is a really cool app. It will also let you schedule when it runs so all pics are always up to date.
  12. sycron

    sycron Member

    I searched for that too and nothing came up. Anything else I can search for that will bring it up?
  13. jnoone

    jnoone Member

    I will get it right this time. It is called syncMypix.
  14. sycron

    sycron Member

    3rd times the charm I guess. I found it, some of the reviews seem pretty brutal but ill try it out.
  15. Stealthman

    Stealthman Android Enthusiast

    I got rid of the FB app and just use the web version, the web is so fast on this phone that there is barely a difference.

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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