1. lgbalfa's Avatar
    in the "people" icon that lists your contacts in the address book:

    1. what do the different colored boxes with the initial on it represent?

    2. can you turn off this colored box feature? i know that you can do it in gmail but how about the address "people" book?

    thanks
    KA1OTE likes this.
    02-10-2015 10:11 PM
  2. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Good question.
    02-11-2015 04:16 PM
  3. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Looking into this, I've only been find that the colored boxes (as hideous as they are) are place holders for contact pictures. If you go into your Contacts App, tap a contact and choose edit.. you can tap to change the picture to one from the gallery or take one with your camera. To test this, I added a wallpaper as a contact picture then backed out to the main list and the colored box was replaced by my wallpaper picture.
    In the Contact App settings, you only get two options.. 'Sort list by' and 'View contact names'. Rather disappointing, IMO. There should be more options to customize the app. I, for one, would love to be able to remove the gawdy colored blocks for my contacts I do not have pictures for (which is the majority for me) and the ability to show the default phone number with label when viewing the main list.
    I suppose you could create a picture that you like (I'm thinking all black) to replace the colored blocks. Only thing is, you'd have to change each contact individually which, for some, may take a very, very, very long time. Not a very productive method of getting it done. But it would be a possible way to get it done.
    02-11-2015 04:55 PM
  4. D._Manley's Avatar
    I usually set some recognizable image for *most* contacts. If I don't have a true contact photo I'll use images of a sign, company logo, street view picture, etc. Doesn't have to be a "real" contact photo to recognize the caller at a glance & beats the default generic placeholders.
    02-11-2015 05:30 PM
  5. lgbalfa's Avatar
    thanks everyone for the reply and messages.
    02-11-2015 08:28 PM

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