1. joshb303's Avatar
    So, this is very weird, and it only happens with ONE number, it's never really bothered me until now, now that I text this person more often. ANYWAY.

    I have this contact saved in my phone, with name and all, but, for some reason, his name will not show up in Messages, only his number.

    I've tried saving his number through Messages, even as a new contact, still won't show his name. Everyone else is fine, just his. Any suggestions to get this ONE name to show up? Lol thanks all
    01-06-2014 07:14 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That is indeed weird, and I don't know what to tell you., except to delete the contact from your device and enter it via your web browser if it is associated with a service like iCloud and see if his name appears afterwards.
    01-06-2014 09:25 PM
  3. elvisx77's Avatar
    Pls check whether you have saved this particular number twice (in two different places) in the address book. Try deleting one and send a text again and see.


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    01-06-2014 10:41 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    That's real weird. Try deleting the number from your contacts. Reboot your device and re- enter the contact info. Good luck.
    01-06-2014 10:41 PM
  5. joshb303's Avatar
    I have done all of these, I only have him saved once in my contacts, I've deleted him, tried re-saving him straight from messages, it all. I found a thread saying that I need to reset EVERYTHING, because it's seeing the cache, and not allowing the name to overwrite the cache. But. Seeing as how I have a s*$& ton of apps, music, etc., and JB, I'm not doing that lol he can live nameless in my messages. I just find it strange why I can't override the messages into showing his name instead of his number. I have biteSMS 8.0beta installed, (not that it matters), and have synced contacts with Facebook too with Sync.Me, still no luck. Even deleting his thread won't fix it. Very strange!!! Thanks for the help guys! I'll keep fiddling with it every once in a while, and if you guys come up with any solutions without having to reset my phone, I'm all ears!
    01-06-2014 10:48 PM
  6. joshb303's Avatar
    EDIT: deleted contact from phone, toggled iCloud contact sync in settings, signed out and back in to iCloud, and saved contact from Messages.

    Thanks for the help guys! Hope this helps anyone else randomly having this issue. What a nuisance!
    01-06-2014 10:56 PM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    Thank you for posting the resolve.
    01-07-2014 01:51 AM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    Glad you finally got it resolved!
    01-07-2014 07:37 AM

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