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Support Android contacts revert to Facebook pictures - how to stop

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by parlayguy, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. parlayguy

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    Apologies if this has been covered in some other thread - but I couldn't find one.

    Just got my HTC Droid Incredible. I have my Apple Address Book set to sync with Google. I have my Droid also syncing with Google.

    Issue 1) Pictures I set on my Apple contacts did not sync to Google and therefore not to my Droid either.

    Issue 2) I manually loaded pictures onto my Droid then edited the contacts to use those pictures. After a bit of time (maybe one hour), the contact pictures reverted back to what Facebook has for those contacts. Is there some way to turn that syncing with Facebook off?

    Issue 3) even if I wanted to use the Facebook pictures, they appear very fuzzy and cropped badly on the Droid. To the point where they are not recognizable.

    Thanks
     

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    To get the fb profile pics not to show up, you need to go to that contact, menu>link Then un link it to facebook.
     
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    I hate this "Feature". They allow you to choose which source to use for the photo, but then, at some random point in time, the facebook photo becomes the default again. This is a bug, but who do we report it to? Is it an android issue or a sense issue?
     
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    There is no link set up on these contacts on my Droid. Nothing. So I don't know why they are using the Facebook photo. Is there some other setting on the Droid that I need to undo.

    I do have my contacts syncing with Google; which is gmail. I don't see any linkage there to facebook either.

    Uggggg.
     
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    Saw this on another thread. no idea why it works.

    Edit contact.
    Change Number Type (to anything different, home, fax, whatever). save
    Change Picture. Save.
    Return number Type to original. save.


    I had like 5 contacts that choosing the pic i wanted from the 'link' setting option did not work. This fixed them.
     

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