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Using FB for contact pix: works then it doesn't

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by (G), Apr 23, 2010.

  1. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't want to sync my contacts to my Facebook friends, but what I want to do is be able to add their Facebook profile photos as my Contacts icon.

    I tried this last night using the built-in FB app in my Moto Droid, and it worked fine. Once. I got into my friend's FB Photo/profile album, long-held on the photo, and was given the option (like in Gallery) to SET AS, which I did. Tried it again with someone else's photo, and it wouldn't give me the SET AS option any more.

    So I went in to FB through my browser, did the same exercise with another friend's photo, and was given the option to SAVE the photo, which I did, then looked it and did a SET AS. That happened once and I couldn't get it to work again.

    What the heck am I doing wrong?

    Or said another way, How the heck do you do this more than once?


  2. thenestor

    thenestor Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
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    Orange, California
    Do it the easy way using this app:
    Downloads - syncmypix - Project Hosting on Google Code

    The version for Android 2+ is still in beta (there's an Android 1.5 version in the market), but it does exactly what you want, and it's mostly automatic. You just have to help it if a person's name is different on Facebook than it is on your phone.
  3. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I'll have to give that a try!

    (edit) Tried it and it works great. Only 1 mistake out of 360 contacts.

    STILL... I'd like to know why my method worked sometimes and didn't work other times.

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