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  1. eveolve112121's Avatar
    I would like somebody to help me here, I have set 3 Note 5 already, all of them from T-mobile and actually all at same firmware version plus same Facebook version.

    It's the first time that I have seen this, from the three the only one that it's syncing with Facebook is mine. There is not even an option to do it in thr Facebook App, under App settings. At first I thought that it was that the Allow syncing pop up that brings the initial setup was not selected so I proceeded to reset, Facebook app, Removed account, cleared data from Samsung Galaxy app and everything related to it and Facebook, so I began from scratch without a factory reset. In a summary, I wasted my time, it's still the same, you can see that everything is set to sync in the Facebook account settings, it doesn't give an error but nothing happens.

    Mine was set almost 3 weeks ago and it worked as it should and it still works, when I set the second one last week I noticed that it didn't work but the user didn't want to sync with Facebook so no problem with that one, but I was very curious as to why it happened. So yesterday another coworker came with a new Note 5 and asked me to help him setting everything and the first thing he asked me was why the Facebook contacts were not syncing. Again I did everything I did last week with the other one and nothing, I even Uninstalled all updates and disabled the app, then I sidelined one of the previous versions trying to see if something was changed in the latest one but nothing, still no option to sync contacts in the App and everything is set as it should but nothing.

    Looking in Google for Facebook contacts not syncing brings hundreds of results but none seems to be related, so anybody else with same issue? Any ideas? , thanks.
    You have to click on continuous contacts upload under app settings and it starts syncing
    11-23-2015 01:15 PM
  2. captainbdsc's Avatar
    You have to click on continuous contacts upload under app settings and it starts syncing
    If that is true, maybe they should name it something other than upload? Sounds like it just sends your phone contacts to FB so you can easily Friend them there... This why I have never allowed it to do that.

    Can you show some sort of "proof" that this works?

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    11-23-2015 01:57 PM
  3. erikk00's Avatar
    If that is true, maybe they should name it something other than upload? Sounds like it just sends your phone contacts to FB so you can easily Friend them there... This why I have never allowed it to do that.

    Can you show some sort of "proof" that this works?
    Has anyone actually confirmed this works? I am very opposed to giving Facebook any more contact information than I already have. I am not going to upload my contacts unless it will absolutely 100% bring back the contact photo syncing.
    11-23-2015 06:29 PM
  4. cjxsutton's Avatar
    You have to click on continuous contacts upload under app settings and it starts syncing
    No, it doesn't. It just looks for people in your phone contacts on Facebook and lets you add them as friends. Does nothing to show their Facebook information in your phone contacts themselves
    11-24-2015 01:01 PM
  5. cjxsutton's Avatar
    Has anyone actually confirmed this works? I am very opposed to giving Facebook any more contact information than I already have. I am not going to upload my contacts unless it will absolutely 100% bring back the contact photo syncing.
    It doesn't. I have/had it on. It just lets you find more people to add as Facebook friends
    11-24-2015 01:02 PM
  6. Todd Pierpoint's Avatar
    Facebook contacts are now being synced through the Messenger app.
    11-25-2015 11:58 PM
  7. captainbdsc's Avatar
    I wish it were that easy. It is true if you go into the messenger settings there is a sync option, but if you "learn more" it explains that it is the same thing as in the FB app, just an upload of your own phone contacts to FB servers.

    Facebook contacts are now being synced through the Messenger app.
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    11-26-2015 12:09 AM
  8. maazsaif's Avatar
    same problem with me, using Galaxy Note 5 International Variant, before it was working fine but after resetting my phone, syncing won't work. this is the issue of facebook new update coz they remove contacts syncing option from thr app. and from account setting sync option is not there.
    11-28-2015 12:30 PM
  9. arunverma198's Avatar
    I have (and the ones that are not working) the latest official one, 47.0.0.25.125
    Try a older version. Somewhat v30 or below it. I am using version v30.0.0.19.17 from last 2 months and got no issue. Don't update it..
    11-28-2015 02:51 PM
  10. SoyEldestructo's Avatar
    Reverted to v26 (the oldest made for Android 5.0+). Contacts sync fine but no option for calendar sync.
    11-29-2015 11:30 AM
  11. captainbdsc's Avatar
    v27 has calendar sync and it also syncs gallery and of course contacts.

    Be sure to disable the com.facebook.appmanager app as well otherwise you will wake up to version 50something one morning...

    Reverted to v26 (the oldest made for Android 5.0+). Contacts sync fine but no option for calendar sync.
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    11-29-2015 12:16 PM
  12. Erika EE's Avatar
    I've been trying to figure this out for hours. I have found a few discussions in other forums where people are writing that google is no longer allowing facebook contacts to link. So you would have to download a much older version of FB which is not recommended
    12-03-2015 10:30 PM
  13. arunverma198's Avatar
    I've been trying to figure this out for hours. I have found a few discussions in other forums where people are writing that google is no longer allowing facebook contacts to link. So you would have to download a much older version of FB which is not recommended
    But for now Erika EE..it is the only way to resolve the issue of syncing contacts from fb. Do you have any other suggestion.
    12-05-2015 07:06 AM
  14. Chris Randazzo's Avatar
    Try updating the "SNS PROVIDER" go to the galaxy apps store (not Google apps or play store) search for sns provider and make sure it's updated

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    12-05-2015 02:34 PM
  15. spquillen's Avatar
    I have the galaxy s4 and I am having the same problem. They were there last week and now they are gone. If I go to my contacts I dont even have the options to link through FB. I even went into verizon and they had no idea how to fix it. The only syncing it shows is with Google which is not something I have ever picked. I am at a loss as to how to fix this. The only reason I really want it is because not everyones name shows up when they text me and I might not know their number. VERY frustrated!
    12-11-2015 06:36 PM
  16. captainbdsc's Avatar
    I have the galaxy s4 and I am having the same problem. They were there last week and now they are gone. If I go to my contacts I dont even have the options to link through FB. I even went into verizon and they had no idea how to fix it. The only syncing it shows is with Google which is not something I have ever picked. I am at a loss as to how to fix this. The only reason I really want it is because not everyones name shows up when they text me and I might not know their number. VERY frustrated!
    Basically install v.27 of Facebook and never update it again. Make sure to disable the other FB apps (if present) I mentioned earlier in the thread or it will automatically update even if you don't have that option turned on in the Play Store.

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    12-11-2015 08:41 PM
  17. prolongExistence's Avatar
    You have 2 options
    1. Download the version 27 apk that everyone is suggesting. Hopefully you find a version that no one hacked and added any viruses, spyware, malware, etc. And this also means that you won't have any new features that fb may add. Also, how long do you really think it will be before fb catches on and finds a way to cripple the older versions?
    2. Keep the up to date version of fb that you safely installed from the Play Store. Install Sync.ME to sync your contacts. Sync.ME is primarily a CallerID app to help you block spam but you DO NOT have to use that feature in order for the fb contact syncing to work. In order to use their CallerID/Blocking service you need to upload all your contacts to their server but, I repeat, you DO NOT have to do this in order for the fb contact sync to work. This also works with Instagram, Google+, twitter and VKontakte.
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    12-12-2015 04:46 AM
  18. UNSC Trekman's Avatar
    ***ANSWER***

    Make sure you have Facebook Messenger, log into it, and go to (*)Settings/People/Sync Contacts => on.

    This should sync all your facebook contacts to your entire contact list appropriately.

    I hope this helps.

    Having the Facebook app without messenger signed in and active removes any contact sync, regardless of how many times you try.
    Facebook no longer syncs, the Messenger app is how it's done now.
    12-12-2015 07:44 PM
  19. prolongExistence's Avatar
    ***ANSWER***

    Make sure you have Facebook Messenger, log into it, and go to (*)Settings/People/Sync Contacts => on.

    This should sync all your facebook contacts to your entire contact list appropriately.

    I hope this helps.

    Having the Facebook app without messenger signed in and active removes any contact sync, regardless of how many times you try.
    Facebook no longer syncs, the Messenger app is how it's done now.
    No, fb has admitted that it is no longer possible... https://m.facebook.com/help/communit...?locale2=en_US
    12-12-2015 08:49 PM
  20. captainbdsc's Avatar
    ***ANSWER***

    Make sure you have Facebook Messenger, log into it, and go to (*)Settings/People/Sync Contacts => on.

    This should sync all your facebook contacts to your entire contact list appropriately.

    I hope this helps.

    Having the Facebook app without messenger signed in and active removes any contact sync, regardless of how many times you try.
    Facebook no longer syncs, the Messenger app is how it's done now.
    Like the previous comment, no this is not the answer. If you click/touch the "learn more" it shows that it is just an upload option, not a sync.

    Facebook Contacts sync not working-screenshot_2015-12-12-21-24-44.jpg

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    12-12-2015 10:26 PM
  21. mgfjd12's Avatar
    It is on the facebook messenger app. sync contacts on. It worked for me.
    12-16-2015 04:22 PM
  22. milliner95's Avatar
    I am having this same issue I have removed the app re installed and restarted phone. No luck I really do not want to use a third party app. It was working fine and stopped out of nowhere..... FRUSTRATING
    12-21-2015 03:19 PM
  23. prolongExistence's Avatar
    I am having this same issue I have removed the app re installed and restarted phone. No luck I really do not want to use a third party app. It was working fine and stopped out of nowhere..... FRUSTRATING
    You can reinstall & restart all you want. It isn't going to work, facebook removed that function from their apps.
    12-22-2015 05:07 AM
  24. Gwen C-J's Avatar
    I am having the same issues. I have been trying for weeks now to link my FB contacts back to my phone. I used to have it but somehow it just upped and disappeared and I can't seem to get it back. I am getting really frustrated.
    12-22-2015 03:36 PM
  25. mjknight02's Avatar
    I am one of the original posters on this thread and on my S4 I was able to download an older version to sync my contacts. I just got a Note 5 yesterday and have tried to do the same but it doesn't allow you to install a previous version as I get a app can't install error as someone else has reported. I have tried the uninstall previous updates which only takes me back to version 30. I then add FB account and set up sync contacts. No luck. FB will automatically update from the store and then I lose the option to sync within the accounts section again. I have tried 3rd party apps but nothing seems to actually download my FB contacts. I have also tried freezing FB app to try to install an older version but that doesn't work either. Is the ONLY option to root my phone to be able to completely uninstall FB to be able to reinstall an older version to get the sync back?? If so, this seems to be so extreme! Has anyone figured out a different way around this?

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    12-25-2015 10:20 AM
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