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    Question "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Hello -

    When viewing a contact that does not contain a note, the Note field is displayed showing a lite grey "Notes" heading, and an empty field.

    However, when viewing a contact does does contain a note, the "Notes" heading is missing, and only the first few lines of the note is displayed. Tapping "edit" or tapping inside the note itself does not reveal the whole note. The only way I have found to display the entire note is to tap within the field, and then click the "delete" key. Once a character is removed, the entire note is displayed.

    This is obviously a pain. Has anyone else seen this behavior, and is there a way to fix it?

    I have an iPhone 6, running the most recent iOS, and sync contacts with iCloud. The full note is displayed when viewing iCloud on the web.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I can't replicate on my 3rd Gen iPad or iPhone6.
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Did you reboot?
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I use notes on tons of my contacts but have never experienced that.
    Hopefully a reboot will fix it.
    Good Luck
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I also use Notes on quite a few of my contacts and do not have the issue your describing. As others has suggested, try a hard reboot by holding your power button ALONG with the home button down together at the same time till you see the Apple logo. Then release both and let the phone come back up.

    Hopefully that'll do the trick for ya.
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I've never experienced this in notes, but I have experienced it before multiple times in other apps. For example, I use Yesware to track read receipts in email. The only way to track them from mobile is to send an email from their app. On numerous times I've started an email in the mail.app and then realized I want to send it from the Yesware app. I'll copy the entire email, say 300 characters, open the Yesware app and paste the text there. Sometimes the entire email shows correctly, sometimes it'll only show maybe 100 characters. If I select a character from the text that is showing and delete it, the other 200 characters show up. But the moment I try to retype the deleted character, the other 200 characters disappear again.


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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Thanks for the comments, but I have already tried the hard reset and it didn't help. I even tried recreating one of the problematic contacts from scratch and the same problem the contacts notes occurs every time.

    Anyone else seen this behavior?
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I recently switched for iPhone 5 to 6+, and I see this same issue with my new iPhone 6+, anyone found any work around for this?
    PS: Restarting didn't help.

    Thanks,
    Raj
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    My iPhone 6 + is also doing the same thing, power cycles do not help, it is very frustrating because I use the NOTE field everyday.
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Are these contacts iCloud contacts, Exchange contacts, Gmail contacts, etc???

    That might help determine the issue
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I have see this issue for a while now and am only now researching it because the issue is getting more annoying... I have iPhone 6 and am up to day with the latest updates from Apple bt the issue is the same. This was not always the case but started a few months back and has not gone away. I have tried to rest and reboot AND to remove all my contacts and re-import... No progress. Any ideas out there on this? I began with exchange contacts, migrated them all to icloud and Google contacts. Neither source seems to address the issue. It seems to be the phone display itself. any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited by mpvincent; 10-26-2015 at 11:38 AM. Reason: New information
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpvincent View Post
    I have see this issue for a while now and am only now researching it because the issue is getting more annoying... I have iPhone 6 and am up to day with the latest updates from Apple bt the issue is the same. This was not always the case but started a few months back and has not gone away. I have tried to rest and reboot AND to remove all my contacts and re-import... No progress. Any ideas out there on this? I began with exchange contacts, migrated them all to icloud and Google contacts. Neither source seems to address the issue. It seems to be the phone display itself. any help would be appreciated.
    Have you tried deleting the contacts and entering them back manually without the migration stuff? Just do one at a time and see how it goes. Otherwise, unless someone has a better idea, I would call Apple Support.
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I tried deleting one note and adding it back and no change. the notes are there in outlook but on the phone they are not there. Also, above the user says by editing and saving the note it would then display. For me the whole note disappeared in Outlook and I had to recover my contact from my last backup... NOT A VIABLE WORKAROUND...
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I tried editing and saving the note as described... My iPhone then sync'd back and deleted the whole note from the contact in Outlook. I had to recover my contact from my last backup...
    NOT A VIABLE WORKAROUND...
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I had the same problem: All the content in the Notes field missing in some of my iPhone contacts - very annoying.
    The problem seemed to be related to the Facebook app accessing the iPhone Contacts.

    The solution was to turn off Facebook access to Contacts:
    Settings > Facebook > "Allow these apps to use your account" OFF for Contacts.

    Lo and behold, Notes field content returns.
    Maybe give that a crack ...
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I have been having nightmare issues with my iPhone 6 and NOTES are a major ISSUE that is not being resolved by Apple...

    How the hell are we in the year 2016 and Apple can't hire competent programmers that actually fully TEST their crap before they sell it to the public...oh that's right...we don't care we would rather just gobble up the newest technology as fast as they force feed it to us.

    It must STOP!!

    Apple and all Tech companies, well ALL companies in general care only about the bottom line and could care less about the end user as long as we keep buying the new stuff as they pump it out faster and faster.....

    NOTES Not working is a MAJOR issue that needs to be addressed.

    I am beyond frustrated with this crap lately so sorry for my rant but damn....I feel a little better....

    but I can't save a note about this in my contacts.....

    SIGH
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empire895 View Post
    I have been having nightmare issues with my iPhone 6 and NOTES are a major ISSUE that is not being resolved by Apple...

    How the hell are we in the year 2016 and Apple can't hire competent programmers that actually fully TEST their crap before they sell it to the public...oh that's right...we don't care we would rather just gobble up the newest technology as fast as they force feed it to us.

    It must STOP!!

    Apple and all Tech companies, well ALL companies in general care only about the bottom line and could care less about the end user as long as we keep buying the new stuff as they pump it out faster and faster.....

    NOTES Not working is a MAJOR issue that needs to be addressed.

    I am beyond frustrated with this crap lately so sorry for my rant but damn....I feel a little better....

    but I can't save a note about this in my contacts.....

    SIGH
    I read that you need to turn your Wi-Fi on when typing notes. Did it and it works. It's stupid and they need to fix it.
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by GadgetGuru72 View Post
    Hello -

    When viewing a contact that does not contain a note, the Note field is displayed showing a lite grey "Notes" heading, and an empty field.

    However, when viewing a contact does does contain a note, the "Notes" heading is missing, and only the first few lines of the note is displayed. Tapping "edit" or tapping inside the note itself does not reveal the whole note. The only way I have found to display the entire note is to tap within the field, and then click the "delete" key. Once a character is removed, the entire note is displayed.

    This is obviously a pain. Has anyone else seen this behavior, and is there a way to fix it?

    I have an iPhone 6, running the most recent iOS, and sync contacts with iCloud. The full note is displayed when viewing iCloud on the web.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I have same problem on Iphone5 ,can't read notes in contacts only shows part of note and nothing, rest of notes added lower can't access them either , after updating phone . Sept 21/2016 thanks if anyone has a solution .
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I think I finally solved this mystery after considerable searching and joining this group only so I could respond. Check out https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202158 on size limits for iCloud contacts, among other things. While I was unable to verify the actual size of the Contact whose note section was not showing on my old iPhone 5, now essentially an iPodTouch as I have a newer iPhone 6 Plus that wasn't adversely affected, I removed some of the text in the iCloud note section and voila - the remaining full note section text now shows in my iPhone 5 Contacts.

    So, those still struggling with this problem, try reducing the content of your note in the affected Contact and see whether it solves your problem. I hope it does and that it continues to be the answer to my problem!
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Yes. Having exactly the same issue with Notes field in Contacts app not displaying full notes. I did reboot. No change.
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Darn! I was hoping to not having to reduce amount of text in my “Notes” field, in Contacts. I have iPhone 5. I guess another reason for getting the new phone. Arrrgh!!
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    I had this problem recently using my iPhone 6 & iCloud for Windows sync. A hard reboot didn't help. I deleted the Contacts app from the iPhone, went to the App Store & reinstalled it, & now everything works well - thankfully!
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    Default Re: "Notes" field on Contacts app is not displaying full notes; any solution?

    Problem>> no text wrapping. Solution>> wherever the first line ends on your Note, go before the last word and hit return. Keep doing this until your note is done. You have to do the text wrap manually.

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