Bug in iCloud Contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rstark18, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2009
    I wanted to move from Google contacts to iCloud contacts. After the transition I noticed that some of my assigned pics for contacts were missing in iCloud.com. I tried adding them back in on my iPhone but they just wouldn't show up in iCloud. After many wasted hours of messing with it I think I have come to the conclusion that some rotated images from other cameras can't be used after rotating into the correct orientation.

    It seems any picture from a third party camera that needs rotating to orient it correctly, completely screws up the contacts/iCloud link. The picture un-rotated works perfectly but rotating it anywhere else (on the iPhone, in Photoshop, in Windows) completely breaks the link. I also tried changing the file type to PNG, BMP, TIFF and neither of those work.

    The thing that completely baffles me is taking a screen shot of the image breaks the link also (that one I just can't figure out as a screen shot should be a completely independent image).

    On top of that my battery started to drain very fast when this error state happens. I would be more than happy to send anyone some sample pics if they want to try and tackle this.
  2. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2011
    if i had an icloud back up and then i deleted one contact off my phone, then did another back up would it add it back to my phone or delete it from the cloud too

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