1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support Pics in Contacts...how to?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by spyder560, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. spyder560

    spyder560 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    3
    0
    5
    So I recently picked up the RAZR...great phone btw. I was looking through my Contacts and noticed some had pics next to them. I didn't set these..how did they do that?

    I searched and the only thing I could find was logging into my Gmail account under Settings I noticed there was a place I could add My Picture. I did this and set Everyone to View as the setting but yet none of my friends can see my pic on their Contacts lists. So how is this done?
     

    Advertisement

  2. Kie

    Kie Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    822
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011

    Oct 7, 2011
    822
    223
    113
    Risk and Safety Engineer
    Perth, Australia
    If you sync with Gmail and/or Facebook it automatically adds those contacts to your Contacts. Most of those will have the users' avatars from those accounts. For example, my Gmail avatar for chat/latitude is a beer. If we were contacts on Gmail, you'd see my name with a beer icon.

    I did the exact same thing as you did, so not sure why people can't see you. Tell them to re-sync their Gmail contacts on their phone, maybe it just needs updating.
     
  3. spyder560

    spyder560 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    3
    0
    5
    Thanks for the feedback. Yeah it's weird..and yes I synced my phone Contacts. To do this I opened my Contacts go to Settings and then My Accounts, chose my Gmail account and ensured all boxes were checked and then clicked Sync now. Was this correct?

    Under Gmail, in Account Settings, I just added a pic under My Picture. I didn't have to create a Public profile too did I?

    I even added a Contact with my own name in my phone to see if the pic would show up and nothing.
     
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
    Rank:
     #27
    Points:
    1,108
    Posts:
    14,998
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011

    Jun 30, 2011
    14,998
    4,679
    1,108
    Male
    Your friends need to have their contacts syncing as well. If they dont have their phones syncing to Google contacts (for example, they're using iPhones and havent set this up), they wont see your Google pictures.

    Personally, because people sometimes puts all sorts of weird stuff on their photos, I put their photos in myself on my Google Contacts.
     
  5. spyder560

    spyder560 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    3
    0
    5
    Right, I made sure of this also. I took my co-worker's phone and forced synced it myself and still couldn't see my pic on his Contacts list.
    Does it take a few days for replication or something? I added my pic lastnight (Wed)
     
  6. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
    Rank:
     #27
    Points:
    1,108
    Posts:
    14,998
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011

    Jun 30, 2011
    14,998
    4,679
    1,108
    Male
    It may be that his contact of you (in his Gmail account) hasnt yet connected/found your Google profile, so the pic isnt getting downloaded yet.
     

Share This Page

Loading...