1. blazanik's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am a recent crackberry convert and love everything about the iPhone 4!

    I have synced the facebook app with my contacts and included pictures so that their picture would show up when I receive a call.

    When a contact calls me that has a FB photo under their name, the image that displays is whatever is set to my lock screen. There is a very small image in a box that shows up next to the callers name.

    I added a new contact and took my own picture and had that contact phone me and the picture showed up full screen. Is there any way t have all pictures show up full screen on an incoming call?
    10-23-2010 02:24 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    you'd have to add a photo from your phone, not from anywhere else.
    10-23-2010 02:36 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    And not just from your phone, but from the camera roll.
    10-23-2010 06:31 PM
  4. blazanik's Avatar
    that is what I thought - A little strange though.
    10-25-2010 03:54 PM
  5. Massie's Avatar
    Is it still true that using Google sync for your contacts means you can only get the smaller picture sizes?
    10-25-2010 10:18 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    Yup. If you want the full size picture, it needs to reside on your camera roll.
    10-25-2010 10:46 PM
  7. Massie's Avatar
    But before switching to using Google for my contacts, I could add a contact photo from the camera roll, but then delete the original from the camera roll, and the contact would still be full screen. Since making the switch, it seems like nothing I do will get me a full screen contact picture--I can add it from my camera roll, but it seems like once Google does its OTA sync it only provides a thumbnail.
    10-25-2010 11:21 PM
  8. rstark18's Avatar
    This has been annoying me for a long time now. Google only stores low res pics in their contacts database. I want Google to store hi res pics so they show up full screen. Come on Google we know you have the storage.

    BTW the local hi res pics don't have to be in the camera roll, they can be in folders in Photos. I used to keep a Contacts folder synced to my PC before I started using Google Exchange. One way around this if you don't mind NOT using exchange is to let iTunes sync to Google every time you plug the phone in. It will then keep your hi res contact pics.
    10-26-2010 12:54 AM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    I also keep a folder called contact pics. But unless the photo started from the camera roll, it never shows full screen.
    10-26-2010 08:09 AM
  10. Robert Waldroup's Avatar
    Would it be possible to somehow get photos from a different camera into the camera roll via backdoor methods? This might accomplish the desired goal of full size images from outside sources.
    10-26-2010 03:33 PM
  11. rstark18's Avatar
    I also keep a folder called contact pics. But unless the photo started from the camera roll, it never shows full screen.
    Not true. Most of my contact pics were taken with other cameras. The key is they have to be resized to 1200x1600 px. Then as long as you don't use Google as an exchange account, your fine. Instead just have iTunes sync with your Google contacts and you have the best of both worlds. I have my friend setup this way because full screen pics are important to him. As for me I like the exchange feature more than full screen pics (although I wish Google would change the profile pic size).
    10-26-2010 04:21 PM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    Would it be possible to somehow get photos from a different camera into the camera roll via backdoor methods? This might accomplish the desired goal of full size images from outside sources.
    Email the photo to yourself and save from the email. It saves to your camera roll.
    10-26-2010 05:01 PM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    Not true. Most of my contact pics were taken with other cameras. The key is they have to be resized to 1200x1600 px. Then as long as you don't use Google as an exchange account, your fine. Instead just have iTunes sync with your Google contacts and you have the best of both worlds. I have my friend setup this way because full screen pics are important to him. As for me I like the exchange feature more than full screen pics (although I wish Google would change the profile pic size).
    Somewhere in between is a workable solution.
    10-26-2010 05:03 PM
  14. rstark18's Avatar
    Email the photo to yourself and save from the email. It saves to your camera roll.
    Just as an FYI they don't have to be in your camera roll so a synced folder works just fine.
    10-26-2010 06:18 PM
  15. Alli's Avatar
    On my phone they do. I was disappointed to discover that when I got my iPhone 4 and none of the photos I'd meticulously placed in my "contact pics" folder showed up full screen.
    10-26-2010 07:31 PM
  16. rstark18's Avatar
    On my phone they do. I was disappointed to discover that when I got my iPhone 4 and none of the photos I'd meticulously placed in my "contact pics" folder showed up full screen.
    I too have an iPhone 4 as do some of my friends. The method I posted above works. Are you sure your pics are resized correctly? Are you using exchange?
    10-26-2010 08:26 PM
  17. Alli's Avatar
    Of course I'm using exchange. Hence my earlier comment about a workable solution somewhere between.
    10-26-2010 09:50 PM
  18. KillerCannabis's Avatar
    Here's what I want to know... I've seen the small caller id photos displayed while you're on a call with someone, like when you're talking to them and their name is up top above the options screen and there's the pic next to it. Well, my phone doesn't display the little pic, just the name. Is there a reason for that? I'm using the 4, btw.
    10-27-2010 02:42 PM
  19. Alli's Avatar
    Do you have a photo associated with the contact?
    10-27-2010 05:12 PM
  20. KillerCannabis's Avatar
    Yep. I have a folder of contact pics that I use, so that's not the issue. Their big pic comes up when they call, but the little one doesn't display when I'm talking to them.
    10-27-2010 05:32 PM
  21. Mujtaba Zafar's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm running iOS 6.0.1 on iPhone 5 and currently I have synced my contacts and linked them to their facebook accounts. however when I receive calls their pictures do not show up. It only shows when I call them or the call is ongoing. However the pictures that I personally add are working perfectly. any idea on this anyone? on how to let their FB pictures show when they call?

    Mujtaba
    11-20-2012 02:19 AM
  22. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Synce.Me app is a great one that will show full screen photos for your contacts. It syncs with the photos from Facebook. So besides having a small cube photo and your wallpaper as you stated, you will have their full picture on your screen when they call.
    12-05-2012 05:59 PM
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