1. svenEDGE's Avatar
    I'm sure there is a very easy explanation for this, but I can't figure it out. I just got a call from someone and both their name, and a high resolution contact picture popped up. I have never saved this person's information to my phone, or Google account, and I'm not friends with them on any social networks. How is this possible?
    04-23-2016 01:49 PM
  2. Cant Miss's Avatar
    I'm sure there is a very easy explanation for this, but I can't figure it out. I just got a call from someone and both their name, and a high resolution contact picture popped up. I have never saved this person's information to my phone, or Google account, and I'm not friends with them on any social networks. How is this possible?
    You can attribute your phone number to your Google profile. Guessing that is what this fellow did... the rest is up to the magic on Google's servers.
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    04-23-2016 04:15 PM
  3. mberdych's Avatar
    There is a setting in phone application, that is searching for callers on the Internet. I presume this is it.
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    04-23-2016 04:16 PM
  4. sictheangel's Avatar
    Really? Frankly I thought this didn't work at all. I have never seen anyone's information pop up like that before. Businesses, yes. Other people? No. I guess they haven't associated their number with Google. Mine is, so I guess they see my picture when I call someone who has the option enabled.
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    04-23-2016 05:42 PM
  5. mogelijk's Avatar
    I believe it is at least partially based on Google+ -- if the person has a Google+ profile and you have permission to access it (either they don't secure the information or you are in the right circle) you get the information from their profile.
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    04-23-2016 05:44 PM
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    04-23-2016 09:56 PM
  7. svenEDGE's Avatar
    Interesting. I've never seen that.
    04-24-2016 06:32 PM
  8. ansextra's Avatar
    I just sold my old phone on Swappa. The guy I sold it to called me to work out final details. When he called I got a pic of him on my screen. Very strange but very cool 😎...

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    04-24-2016 08:43 PM

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