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Disable auto-update of contact picture from Facebook?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lebear, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. lebear

    lebear New Member
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    Hi,

    I have synched a lot of my contacts with their Facebook accounts, but for a couple of them I have chosen custom pictures to appear in the phonebook. Whenever I connect to the Internet, the custom pics gets replaced by their current Facebook profile pictures.

    Is there any way to disable this without completely removing the Facebook synch?
     

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  2. Jace

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    If you go to contact, press the menu button and then edit. Touch the contacts picture in top left corner and you should get option to select what photo you want. This seems to then stay after updating with facebook for me, I think.
     
  3. lebear

    lebear New Member
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    This is the way I did it, choosing a picture stored on the phone. But for me, it does NOT stay there. If I'm offline, choose the pic, all is good, but when I go online and it synchs with Facebook, picture changes.
     
  4. Jace

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    Best I can suggest then, is to un-sync and re-sync with facebook the contacts you want to change, unticking the photo option box when you do.

    Sorry, best I can think of. :(
     
  5. lebear

    lebear New Member
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    Hm, I'll try again but I don't even think there's a photo box that can be unticked.
     
  6. I'm having the same problem and I think it might be a bug. Hopefully it'll be fixed in the next update.
     
  7. Jace

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    When you link a contact with a Facebook profile, you get the options to "use photo" and to "use birthday". At least, that's how it works on mine. :)
     
  8. tragicheart

    tragicheart Active Member
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    I think its a bug too, some of my contacts work when I click not to use their facebook picture but the others dont
     
  9. cdmackay

    cdmackay Well-Known Member
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    yes, the problem is that it doesn't work: I've used this tickbox, and my custom pics still get overwritten with the FB ones.
     
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