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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tsull, May 18, 2010.

  1. tsull

    tsull Lurker
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    Hey everyone, I hope someone can help me out.
    Ever since the OTA update, my contacts have been a mess.

    Before the update, I had the people I put in my contacts and they were linked to Facebook so their photos would show. They were the only ones that would show up in my call list when I went to the Phone app.

    However now, although my contacts are still just the people I had listed, whenever I go to my Phone app I'm left with a list of every Facebook friend I have. This is especially annoying when I have to see people with numbers like "ask me" or even people I just don't ever want to call. Also, in my contacts, now e-mails and numbers from people's Facebooks are also posted, and I just want the ones I entered in my phone to show up. Can anyone help me get back to the way my contacts used to be?!?

    Thank You!

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  2. BlueDC2

    BlueDC2 Android Enthusiast

    Uncheck sync with facebook.
  3. tsull

    tsull Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Won't that erase all the pictures that go with my contacts?
  4. BlueDC2

    BlueDC2 Android Enthusiast

    No, if you already have them in your phone, then the pictures will stay. For example
    I have a few friends who are synced with facebook, but a bunch that I don't talk to. If they are already in your phone book, it will keep the pictures, if not (the extras) they will be gone.

    Edit: Try it out, it works for me. Let me know if it doesn't work for you and I will double check my settings.
  5. tsull

    tsull Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hmm, when I unchecked the sync, everything remained the same. I'll leave it unchecked for a while, as it's set for hourly updates. I'll report back after it syncs on it's own, and hopefully it'll sort itself out.
  6. D_Sweet

    D_Sweet Newbie

    If you uncheck sync with facebook the current picture will stay but will never update & if one of your contacts gets a facebook page you will not be able to sync their picture. To only show google & phone contacts in your people address book and not all of your facebook friends do the following. Open the people app., press menu, then select the little eye ball/view and it will give you 6 options for displaying the contacts you want to show up in the people app. I have Google, auto gmail contacts & phone checked & all the people displayed are people I actually call now. Hope this helps.

    Oops I didnt pay attention enough to see that you were talking about the "Phone" app not the "People" app.......Not sure what I would use the "Phone "app for though unless I was using the stock home & no sense. People is really the best app for accessing my contacts.
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  7. BlueDC2

    BlueDC2 Android Enthusiast

    Much more detailed explanation, thank you for elaborating :D
  8. tsull

    tsull Lurker
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    Thanks the the reply! I guess I'm using the Phone app when I go to dial the number. Instead of using people, I just press phone at the bottom of the home screen and use the Smart Dial to find whoever I want to call. I wish it could be like in 1.5 where I could just sync the photo & birthday, but I guess I'll just have to deal.

    Thanks to both of you for your help, I really appreciate it!
  9. GAUG3

    GAUG3 Well-Known Member


    Yeah, this is a pain. Is there any solution we are missing?
  10. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    In the People App, Press menu, then View, and then uncheck Facebook.

    Sent from an HTC Eris
  11. GAUG3

    GAUG3 Well-Known Member

    That is how I have it set. It's when you go into People and hit Search "magnify icon". That thing pops up everybody in Facebook.

    Also, when you go to Phone, and start typing it pulls up Facebook contacts.
  12. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Ah, now I see. I dunno, I sort of like this feature. Since not everyone I know is on my phone's contact list. And if someone from my school calls me, it knows who it is. It would irk me in the people list, but fortunately, that can be turned off.
  13. AdrianC14

    AdrianC14 Android Expert

    There are still contacts in my dialer app from Facebook that I never call.

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