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    Default Atrix 2 Contacts Issues

    So, I upgraded my phone from the Samsung Captivate to the Motorola Atrix 2. What I loved about my Captivate was the way contacts were synced--especially contact pictures. It was incredibly easy to join contacts with Google, Facebook, and Twitter. I could even choose which FB or Twitter contacts to be included. Also, 98% of my contact pictures came from syncing with Facebook and Twitter. How can I do this through the Atrix 2? Is there an app for this? I don't want to be setting individual pictures for each person.

    P.S. I did add a Facebook Account in Menu>Settings>Accounts but the pictures don't show up in contacts or in widgets like Messaging Widgets by jack.virtu (sp?). If anything, how can I fix this? I'm starting to miss Samsung :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by lalalealovex3 View Post
    So, I upgraded my phone from the Samsung Captivate to the Motorola Atrix 2. What I loved about my Captivate was the way contacts were synced--especially contact pictures. It was incredibly easy to join contacts with Google, Facebook, and Twitter. I could even choose which FB or Twitter contacts to be included. Also, 98% of my contact pictures came from syncing with Facebook and Twitter. How can I do this through the Atrix 2? Is there an app for this? I don't want to be setting individual pictures for each person.

    P.S. I did add a Facebook Account in Menu>Settings>Accounts but the pictures don't show up in contacts or in widgets like Messaging Widgets by jack.virtu (sp?). If anything, how can I fix this? I'm starting to miss Samsung :/
    You are probably not being patient enough. All of your facebook contacts will have their pics show up, but when you do an initial setup of your phone, these things don't happen instantly. There is SO much happening in the background on your initial setup that it takes a bit of time to sync everything. I am on day 28 with this phone and absolutely love it, and yes, all my contacts have their current profile pic! Good luck with your new phone.
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    All,
    I just got Motorola Atrix 2 and at the store they transferred my contacts from my old iPhone to the new Atrix 2 phone. When I got home I added Gmail and FB accounts. But now, when I go to contacts, I see each contact repeated.
    I want to have only one set synced with Gmail if possible. Please explain.
    Thanks;
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    Quote Originally Posted by malleshm View Post
    All,
    I just got Motorola Atrix 2 and at the store they transferred my contacts from my old iPhone to the new Atrix 2 phone. When I got home I added Gmail and FB accounts. But now, when I go to contacts, I see each contact repeated.
    I want to have only one set synced with Gmail if possible. Please explain.
    Thanks;
    Most of your contacts will merge themselves, but for those that don't, open the contact, open the settings, and press "join". Tap the other account(s) you wish to join with that one and it will merge them together. It's a pain, but you shouldn't have to do it after this initial setup.
    tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyB44 View Post
    You are probably not being patient enough. All of your facebook contacts will have their pics show up, but when you do an initial setup of your phone, these things don't happen instantly. There is SO much happening in the background on your initial setup that it takes a bit of time to sync everything. I am on day 28 with this phone and absolutely love it, and yes, all my contacts have their current profile pic! Good luck with your new phone.
    It's been about 4 days since I got my phone. All my contacts have pictures now but their pictures don't show up in widgets. For example, I use Messaging Widgets by jack.virtu-- https://market.android.com/details?i....message&hl=en

    The only picture is the gray android. On my old Captivate it showed everyone's pictures. I even tried another dialer/contacts app called TouchDialer and again--no pictures but that gray android. Well, there are a few pictures but those are the ones I manually set as the contact's caller ID not their Facebook pictures :/ How can I fix this? I miss how my Samsung handled contacts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lalalealovex3 View Post
    It's been about 4 days since I got my phone. All my contacts have pictures now but their pictures don't show up in widgets. For example, I use Messaging Widgets by jack.virtu-- https://market.android.com/details?i....message&hl=en

    The only picture is the gray android. On my old Captivate it showed everyone's pictures. I even tried another dialer/contacts app called TouchDialer and again--no pictures but that gray android. Well, there are a few pictures but those are the ones I manually set as the contact's caller ID not their Facebook pictures :/ How can I fix this? I miss how my Samsung handled contacts.
    That being the case, I would go into my accounts and delete the facebook account. I have seen this before, where a new phone had SO much to sync initially, it failed to complete some of them. See if deleting, then reinstalling the facebook account cleans this mess up for you.
    tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyB44 View Post
    That being the case, I would go into my accounts and delete the facebook account. I have seen this before, where a new phone had SO much to sync initially, it failed to complete some of them. See if deleting, then reinstalling the facebook account cleans this mess up for you.
    Did that before twice and it didn't work Could you possibly try out the Messaging Widgets app and let me know if pictures from contacts synced to facebook show up for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lalalealovex3 View Post
    Did that before twice and it didn't work Could you possibly try out the Messaging Widgets app and let me know if pictures from contacts synced to facebook show up for you?
    OK, did that, and despite the fact that all of my contacts pictures are current, only the android dude shows up in that widget. If you go into your contacts, are the pictures there, but just not showing up in the widget?
    tim
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    just wondering have you shutdown your phone and restarted it yet? I was having problems not seeing some pictures in contacts but after a phone shutdown and restart it went back to normal and its been normal for a few days now ^_^.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyB44 View Post
    OK, did that, and despite the fact that all of my contacts pictures are current, only the android dude shows up in that widget. If you go into your contacts, are the pictures there, but just not showing up in the widget?
    Hmm yup that's exactly my case! >_< Okay, kind of glad I'm not the only one then. I find it funny how Motorola with MOTOBLUR considers itself very social network oriented yet it's not a fully integrated feature on third party apps. Samsung had no problem with it though. Ah, guess I'm just going to deal with it x|


    Quote Originally Posted by Atrixed2 View Post
    just wondering have you shutdown your phone and restarted it yet? I was having problems not seeing some pictures in contacts but after a phone shutdown and restart it went back to normal and its been normal for a few days now ^_^.
    Yes, I have. Even factory reset my phone too (it was still new so I didn't mind losing a little data). Pictures show up in contacts fine. Just not other applications like Messaging Widgets which is very convenient and used a lot by me x)
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    So I found the manual for the Atrix 2 here: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/...016171001A.pdf

    I attached a screenshot of the page talking about contacts. The part I highlighted states: "
    • Contact pictures: To change which
    account provides the pictures for your
    Contacts, from the home screen
    touch > Accounts > Menu >
    Picture source"

    I tried doing this on my phone and no such option was even available. What is this?! O_O I'm perplexed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lalalealovex3 View Post
    So I found the manual for the Atrix 2 here: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/...016171001A.pdf

    I attached a screenshot of the page talking about contacts. The part I highlighted states: "
    Contact pictures: To change which
    account provides the pictures for your
    Contacts, from the home screen
    touch > Accounts > Menu >
    Picture source"

    I tried doing this on my phone and no such option was even available. What is this?! O_O I'm perplexed.
    I don't see that option, either. As a matter of fact, I don't recall ever seeing an option for this. The pics just came in.
    tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyB44 View Post
    I don't see that option, either. As a matter of fact, I don't recall ever seeing an option for this. The pics just came in.
    Same here, even if it took a while.
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    Im having some issues ...when i go to accounts it shows that I've added my facebook account...but if i try to click it it does not let me click in the username part its just grayed...it will let me type in password but requires user name as well ....also when i first added my facebook account it just said success after i signed in never gave me the option to sync ...ehen i try to upload videos like from YouTube to my facebook page it says i don't have a social networking account set up...ive tried to uninstall and reinstall fbook but it still doesnt work, please helpppp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyB44 View Post
    Most of your contacts will merge themselves, but for those that don't, open the contact, open the settings, and press "join". Tap the other account(s) you wish to join with that one and it will merge them together. It's a pain, but you shouldn't have to do it after this initial setup.
    PITA is an understatement. Once I brought all my contacts into my phone, I spent another half hour weeding out the dupes. There has to be a better way...

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