12-21-2016 10:47 AM
274 ... 891011
tools
  1. Hillebilly's Avatar
    This does not work on mom's new Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
    It did synk from phone to messenger, but not the other way. No profile photos to phones contacts. Even tho i put it on in the contact filter.

    All it actually did, was to make insanely annoying program take over.
    Coz when some msg to mom, a photo of the guy come up, but impossible to remove without answering imidlertid. Insanely annoying.
    This does not happen on my phone, a propper phone. I just get a line on top, and can remove it or just wait an it goes away after few seconds.

    But that was easy fix, since contacts did not did what i wanted, i just deleted the messenger app. Tho i found out that was not so easy, i had to go trough the google play to uninstall?? I am used to just touch the app and uninstall .

    It appears to me that Android is not so good concerning synking contacts. my phone this is no problem, i can synk both ways totally automatically or manually with nada problems.

    But most other things are very easy and simple on the android. Perfect for mom.

    Guess she just dont need put photo manually from gallery or just ask for photos

    For me its just weird this is not working propper on the newest Android and Facebook... But i be fair, my guess this is FB foul not Android

    Just strange it works on other platforms, usually it is my phone who got that problem. Coz no one make app for W8.1 mobile.


    Edit:
    Lol just took photo of my self to my contact on mom's phone, and it dosent show the photo on start screen shortcut to me..... God!!! think i bought the wrong platform to mom....

    Edit2: My bad on the last there. I did in wrong order. You have to put to start screen as short cut after you put photo on contact
    12-25-2015 01:09 PM
  2. Tommy Bayshore's Avatar
    Ok, i have a Note 5 with Verizon, it's not rooted nor has it been messed with other than disabling some stock carrier apps such as IMDB, NFL etc...
    My wife also has the same phone and so do my employees... im convinced this is a application problem on the Note 5, maybe it's just Verizon users i don't know but i have tried everything under the sun and NOTHING fixes this issue... take a look at the pictures i have attached, each one is a snapshot of the settings. One is a snapshot of the facebook app settings, this is showing everything, there is nothing else to show, the next is the facebook messenger app settings and then the next is the actual contacts app settings on the phone. Notice when i have clicked "contacts to display" you don't see a Facebook option, yes you see a messenger option but when i browse my contacts i don't see their facebook or messenger pics. This is very frustrating, especially when i try to link accounts that show up with no pic, they are clearly on my facebook app as my friend but the phone will not show them. I have cleared the cache upon bootup of the phone, cleared the apps, cleaned the apps, reinstalled apps, everything, nothing works. Even third party programs don't work or i haven't found one that does. Maybe rooting the phone will do something that makes it work but i don't want to go that route, i prefer to get the official updates from my carrier when they are ready for my phone and i have heard rooting the phone interferes with this, not sure exactly how but that's my take on it so i don't really go there. Anyways, very frustrating, i'm sure FB is aware of this but i don't see this getting fixed anytime soon. If someone sees a setting in my attached pictures that is wrong please let me know. I have also turned all settings off and on just for the heck of it and still nothing... grrrrr
    Facebook Contacts sync not working-contactsettings.jpgFacebook Contacts sync not working-facebookappsettings.jpgFacebook Contacts sync not working-messengerappsettings.jpg
    12-27-2015 08:45 PM
  3. prolongExistence's Avatar
    Download sync.ME ...... problem solved
    12-28-2015 10:07 AM
  4. captainbdsc's Avatar
    Download sync.ME ...... problem solved
    Do you know or can you show how Sync.Me actually works? I cannot find a recent video or tutorial, etc. That describes what actually happens. It seems like it is more or less a crowd sourcing service where everyone just shares their contacts with the world, with or without your contacts permission... For this reason I am hesitant to use it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-28-2015 10:39 AM
  5. Tommy Bayshore's Avatar
    Sync.me seems to be a caller id / call block app... installed anyway, problem not solved.
    12-28-2015 04:03 PM
  6. djxpress's Avatar
    Sync.me works. You can turn off the caller ID function. Sync.me pulls the profile pics from FB and adds them to your existing contacts without pics.
    12-28-2015 04:19 PM
  7. prolongExistence's Avatar
    Do you know or can you show how Sync.Me actually works? I cannot find a recent video or tutorial, etc. That describes what actually happens. It seems like it is more or less a crowd sourcing service where everyone just shares their contacts with the world, with or without your contacts permission... For this reason I am hesitant to use it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes, sync.ME does do crowd sourcing caller ID & spam block but you do not have to use those features.

    The sync.ME interface has 3 tabs
    1. Icon is a phone handset: This is the crowd sourcing caller ID, ignore it if you want to.
    2. Icon is 2 people: This is the contact syncing
    3. Icon is a circle with a line through it: This is the spam block, ignore it if you want.


    To sync your fb contacts, first go to settings > My Accounts > Log into whatever social apps you have. Then go to the contact sync (middle) tab & sync your contacts.
    12-29-2015 01:23 AM
  8. Presley Ogunsuyi's Avatar
    I've been worried about not being able to synchronized my facebook contacts to my phone 📱 anymore since facebook took away the option to do that. But after some weeks of unsatisfied about facebook latest updates and tested so many version, so I finally found an old version of facebook that has the feature and it's just perfect . google out and download facebook v25.0.0.19.30 and it's the very version that comes with the note 4 N910T3 , but it was odex and about 14mb. but get the deodex from the web, which its about 26+MB. now both my note 4 and my Tab s, can sync my facebook contact
    troyboytn and Cheetohead like this.
    12-29-2015 11:34 PM
  9. Jess Bowker's Avatar
    Did you ever get this figured out? I'm having this same problem on my note 5, driving me crazy!!!!!!
    01-04-2016 11:39 AM
  10. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    no I have a s5 and I can't figure it out either I loved that feature a lot.
    01-04-2016 01:50 PM
  11. prolongExistence's Avatar
    Yes, sync.ME does do crowd sourcing caller ID & spam block but you do not have to use those features.

    The sync.ME interface has 3 tabs
    1. Icon is a phone handset: This is the crowd sourcing caller ID, ignore it if you want to.
    2. Icon is 2 people: This is the contact syncing
    3. Icon is a circle with a line through it: This is the spam block, ignore it if you want.


    To sync your fb contacts, first go to settings > My Accounts > Log into whatever social apps you have. Then go to the contact sync (middle) tab & sync your contacts.
    Again.....
    PIRATAS01 likes this.
    01-04-2016 02:14 PM
  12. Tommy Bayshore's Avatar
    Hey,

    Just for the heck of it i went out and bought a brand new Note 5 last night, guess what, still the same problem, this is not a hardware problem, this is a Facebook app problem with Samsung. The SYNC.ME is messy, i dont want that app on my phone, i just want Facebook to fix their issue or Samsung to fix it, whoever it is needs to just fix it! Until that happens ill just deal i suppose.
    HReynolds83 likes this.
    01-04-2016 02:24 PM
  13. HReynolds83's Avatar
    Nope, mine doesn't work either! I just got the Note 5 the other day and spent hours trying to figure it out. I called TMobile and Samsung and no one could help or figure out except to blame FB's app. I had a Note 3 before and I was able to sync everything. I am missing the sync now option that was posted in the screen shot and whenever I would turn on the continuous contact feature, I didn't sync either.
    I had to get a third party app called sync.me and sync all my contacts that way. Frustrating!!!! I hope FB pushes out an update soon that fixes that.
    01-05-2016 09:08 AM
  14. NoAhB0Dy's Avatar
    I got my G4 in October and I fussed about this for days. Eventually I figured out that fb simply removed the functionality. I believe a similar thing happened with linking fb to outlook.com. If I reset fb back to the stock version and clear all data, my contacts will sync without issue. As soon as I update to current version and get forced to install Messenger, contact sync goes away.

    I came from a BlackBerry 10 and all the sync features were integrated beautifully but I think that was due to the BlackBerry fb app being still from 2010

    Hth...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-05-2016 09:23 AM
  15. klinser's Avatar
    If you haven't already found a fix, I believe I found one. I just experienced this same problem this week. My Facebook App settings menu was missing the Sync Contacts option at the bottom, and when I went into my Phone Settings, to Accounts, it would not give me the options to Sync (the toggle button wasn't there).
    Since all the posts were saying that uninstalling the recent updates didn't work, I DISABLED the Facebook App. To do that, go to Settings - Applications - Applications Manager and find Facebook.
    Before I enabled it again, I power cycled my phone. Then once I enabled it, all I had to do was add the account, from the Phone Settings - Account menu. It automatically asked if I wanted to Sync Contacts.
    Hope this helps!
    01-06-2016 04:04 PM
  16. Tommy Bayshore's Avatar
    kilnser, now go to your CONTACTS, then click more at the top right, select contacts to display and see if FACEBOOK is a option?
    mich_er and PIRATAS01 like this.
    01-06-2016 10:10 PM
  17. suneeta75's Avatar
    i had the same problem on note 4!! tried many ways. finally got it to work by disabling and unistalling fb... then went to play store, opened fb app and enabled it without updating it. went into the fb app manager and the sync contacts option was still there! synced contacts.... then updated the fb and it's all still synced! yay!
    01-07-2016 01:06 AM
  18. Karthik b123's Avatar
    Initially I was also having same problem. I have tried all the options, none of them was helpful.
    So I have downloaded a old version Facebook apk, about a year back(Jan 2015) release. I was having a option, where I can sync contacts.
    01-07-2016 04:04 AM
  19. captainbdsc's Avatar
    i had the same problem on note 4!! tried many ways. finally got it to work by disabling and unistalling fb... then went to play store, opened fb app and enabled it without updating it. went into the fb app manager and the sync contacts option was still there! synced contacts.... then updated the fb and it's all still synced! yay!
    Just remember not to update the app or syncing will go away. Also make sure disable the Facebook app manager app that may be installed. That app will update Facebook without your permission even if you have no auto update on in the Play Store.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-07-2016 08:44 AM
  20. mjknight02's Avatar
    Hi everyone!

    I wanted to take a few minutes to write this and let you know in my VERY LENGTHLY research what has happened with FB contact syncing. I am one of the original posters on this thread and I had an S4 where I accidentally deleted my FB app. When I installed the latest version, then the sync option was missing from the app. FB HAS discontinued this on any version after 29, I believe. Therefore, I had to delete the app entirely, download a previous version (apk file) online directly, synced my phone then updated and it worked.

    I recently purchased the Note 5 (Verizon) however that automatically comes installed with the FB app. That version I believe is 31. The option to sync is non-existent. You cannot delete the app nor freeze it and you can't even root your phone on the Note 5 because of security issues and your phone will be completely dead - so don't try to root - at least on the Verizon version. Anyway, I took that back, ordered the Note 4 (I prefer it anyway because of the extra storage and pull out battery). On the Note 4 I was able download the previous version 27 apk file (just to be safe), sync my contacts then update it to the latest version. Until FB brings back this sync option in their app, then any versions after 29 (I believe), will no longer have this option. If your phone comes with the app pre-installed version 30 or later, then you won't be able to download a previous version because you will get an error message that the app cannot be installed. You cannot download a previous version than already what the root app comes with.

    I hope this helps everyone in understanding the whole FB contact syncing issues as it seems that some people still don't understand that FB no longer has this option available and there are only a few options that are available but it depends on your phone, what comes with it and what version it is if it does.
    01-07-2016 09:53 AM
  21. Tommy Bayshore's Avatar
    mjknight02, VERY good info, this is what i was thinking, something either with samsung or facebook that takes the ability away although i have no idea why, 95% of peoples contacts are associated with facebook pics... ill let this issue die for now, perhaps it will come back with a future update...
    mjknight02 likes this.
    01-07-2016 10:45 AM
  22. Cheetohead's Avatar
    I've been worried about not being able to synchronized my facebook contacts to my phone 📱 anymore since facebook took away the option to do that. But after some weeks of unsatisfied about facebook latest updates and tested so many version, so I finally found an old version of facebook that has the feature and it's just perfect . google out and download facebook v25.0.0.19.30 and it's the very version that comes with the note 4 N910T3 , but it was odex and about 14mb. but get the deodex from the web, which its about 26+MB. now both my note 4 and my Tab s, can sync my facebook contact
    Downloading this older v25.0.0.19.30 worked for me on my Note 5 with T-Mobile!!!!! I got the download from apkarea website. Go and search for the above version. After I downloaded the apk file directly to my ph, I scanned it with my anti-virus app which said it was safe. I had to turn ON the download from unknown source this once. I went back and ran the install. Logged into Facebook and in the app settings it gave me a sync all contacts option. When I went back to my contacts all the facebook profile pictures now showed in my contacts and I was able to link existing phone contacts to their Facebook profiles which was not an option before. This only took me 5 mins. Easy peasy. Yaay!
    01-07-2016 10:17 PM
  23. El-Abhar's Avatar
    I have the same problem and it appear just yesterday when i reset my Note 5.
    So did you find any way to solve this problem?
    01-19-2016 02:51 AM
  24. Gilbert76's Avatar
    Well, it seems it doesn't apear the sync contats now, for all i have read.
    Only option i can think to resolve for now is managing the contacts on the google account and put pics there...
    It will be hard, and intense labor!!
    02-07-2016 06:49 PM
  25. prolongExistence's Avatar
    Again.....
    And again. It truly is shocking how many times I've had to post this answer in a few different threads around here.
    PIRATAS01 likes this.
    02-08-2016 10:30 AM
274 ... 891011

Similar Threads

  1. unable to unlock the phone, touchwiz not responding
    By cinek in forum Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-08-2015, 11:45 AM
  2. Help! Nexus 6 not charging/not connecting to pc
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-22-2015, 02:15 PM
  3. Why my phone not show me all things when I operning setting
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-22-2015, 02:15 PM
  4. Why GPS is not locking on my Samsung Grand 2 phone?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-22-2015, 01:47 PM
  5. Why my Google Play store isn't working?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-22-2015, 01:47 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD