Droid MAXX: contacts not syncing

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I'm setting up my new droid maxx and have added my Facebook account. My contacts don't seem to be syncing with Facebook so I can see contact pictures rather than the default contact picture.

Additionally, when I signed into Google for the first time on the new phone, my contacts didn't show up. They were manually transferred and then I ended up with duplicate contacts.

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Re: contacts not syncing

Newer versions of android don't support Facebook contacts.

You can merge your duplicated contacts, just do a search.

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Re: contacts not syncing

I use Macs and use an app called Cobook, which syncs Google and Facebook contacts for me. But I have read that people swear by an Android app called sync.me for facebook contacts syncing: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...?id=com.syncme.syncmeapp&hl=en&token=Gm4-4bgv

To de-duplicate Gmail contacts, open Gmail on a PC browser, and then open your contacts (it's on the upper left, there is a drop-down link that says "Gmail" - tap that and you can open contacts.) From your contacts, tap the "more" button toward the top of the contact list, and there is a menu option to find and merge duplicates.
 

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I manually deleted the duplicate contacts.

As for Facebook, I had pictures with my contacts coming from the galaxy s3 on stock 4.3. Does 4.4 break the contact pictures?

Edit: I suppose the reason for the duplicate contacts was because they didn't transfer over right away after signing into Google. They were transferred via phone to phone using a machine.

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As for Facebook, I had pictures with my contacts coming from the galaxy s3 on stock 4.3. Does 4.4 break the contact pictures?

No, not really. A year or two ago Google and Facebook had a spat about contacts - Facebook was grabbing contact data from Google for their users to suggest friends but not allowing Google to grab contact info the other way, so Android removed that capability. It was something dumb like that. Samsung must do something custom on their phones. Facebook contacts never synced with the Droid Maxx from launch, when the phone was running 4.2.2.

Contact photos come from Google+ contacts, though. I'd try Sync.me - maybe that gets contact photos for you...
 

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My syncing has been an abomination with up to 5 duplicate (and frequently empty) contacts for almost everyone. Then too I get contacts for family members with 10 year old email addresses and no longer in used phone numbers (maybe 8 years out of date). I have lost most of my contact pictures.My phone wants to sync to everything including my unused twitter and linked in accounts. I wish I could erase everything and then somehow sync to my IPad (which I hate) contacts that somehow stay right. The dealer "transfers" contacts with a wired device and I am told that there are contacts stored in the SIM card too. I wish there was a contact clearinghouse program. And, the apps to remove duplicates do not work. Tried two and they find maybe 3 contacts out of 100.
 

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