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    Default I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    All,

    I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures. When I tried to do with using settings nothing happens.

    Anything I need to know?

    Thanks,
    A.B.
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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    So you go to settings>Facebook>turn on contacts, and the Facebook profile pics don't show in contacts? I've never done that. I use my own pics for contacts. A few I saved from Facebook. Some of my contact's profile photos come from Google Contacts. I don't have your answer, but I'm looking for anything about it. About how many contacts with Facebook do you have? Could you just go to their Timeline and save the profile pic, then add to contact? I'd do that if it were not too many.


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Tried that but did not work.

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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Sync me works good
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    Default I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by AB Lambert View Post
    Tried that but did not work.

    A.B.
    You can't add a profile photo to contacts? What does it do if you try to add a photo from your cam roll?


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by AB Lambert View Post
    All,

    I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures. When I tried to do with using settings nothing happens.

    Anything I need to know?

    Thanks,
    A.B.
    Maybe a dumb question - did you check the privacy settings for contacts?

    I assume you have contacts turned on in the FB settings too. I haven't used the feature since long. Don't want FB to store all the phone numbers on their website.


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    I noticed that it does some but not all. I am not sure why?

    A.B.
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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by AB Lambert View Post
    I noticed that it does some but not all. I am not sure why?
    Ok, so you managed to get it to sync but you only had few sync but not others - there are multiple reasons for the same, say, if you don't have an email address attached to a contact, the FB user is not sharing/locked his/her email address and the the contact actually does not have his/her phone number on FB. There is no link so the app will not be able to sync the contact.

    Firstly, I don't know if you noticed - contacts that synced now have a field name "Facebook" with their FB IDs. This will help merge contacts if you have to.

    Secondly, the easiest way to check the sync is add an email address (being used for FB) for a contact that is not yet synced with FB and it will sync and give you the image.
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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    not working here as well, ever since i moved to iOS 8.
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    Default I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    It's not fully working for me either. I know there is info in the contacts missing the photo to link to fb, they even have the Facebook profile in their contact info, but still no pic. The contacts that I retrieved from fb however, have the profile pic. Can't figure out what's amiss.

    Any help or insight would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    I just used an app called facedown. It worked great for me. It would have been nice if ios and Facebook would have had this functionality working in the first place though.


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Worked like a charm! Thanks!
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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Could always take a screen shot ( hold lock and home at same time ) then add photo to the contact. You can always crop or zoom to get it right.
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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Was a solution to this found? My sync only pulls like 40 contacts down. And yes, most of the ones it neglects have information on their profile.


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    I use sync.me. Works great and when you invite 6 others you get premium for free


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by Remy De Leeuw View Post
    I use sync.me. Works great and when you invite 6 others you get premium for free


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    Does that mean that the native integration remains broken for you?


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    I wanna use just the photos from facebook and nothing else. Maybe MISSING phone numbers as well, but not new ones.
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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyMichel View Post
    I wanna use just the photos from facebook and nothing else. Maybe MISSING phone numbers as well, but not new ones.
    Those that don't sync, just save the photos from Facebook to your camera roll, then add them to their contact card.
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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Nice. Syncme is an awesome app. Just downloaded.
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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    I been using Syncme for a while now. Keeps the pics updated which I really don't care about but that's what it does.


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    Default Re: I would like to use Facebook pictures as my contacts pictures.

    Finally figured this out. The OS doesn't sync the photos, the App does! Remove your account, and the app. Add them back. Then, you need to open the app on your phone and wait. The photos will sync in alphabetical order by contact. Very weird... I noticed the app using a lot of data when it was open, and poked around until I could verify.

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