Contact photos in Messages on iPhone 6?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ptrizzle, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. ptrizzle macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014
    Been playing with the iPhone 6+ and have the iPhone 6. I love the size of the 6 more and it better suits me but I really like the contact photos displayed in the messages app like in the 6+.

    Is it possible to load iOS 8 from the 6+ onto the 6? Or any potential options for getting this now on the iPhone 6? And yes... I want it that much that I created an account to ask about it!

  2. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    I think it's 6 Plus feature only. Which is pretty ridiculous really. Android (e.g. HTC) phones since even the <4" days have had contact pics in a variety of places: contact lists, text message lists, etc.

    In the keynote, when they said the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus was finally big enough to show contacts I nearly laughed. They really think 4.7" is still too small for a contact pic? Hard to believe.

    I personally feel it's definitely possible this may come later due to popular demand. But probably not before 8.1 at the earliest (6 months going by iOS 7!)
  3. zoonyx macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2011
    Northern England
    Only a matter of time before they get jailbroken and some settings tool is released enabling all these plus features.

    My personal favourite is safari landscape tabs from the iPad - it's on the 6+ but not the 6.
  4. ptrizzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014
    Agreed! The screen is more than large enough, I've seen a couple of threads of people on the 6+ wanting to toggle the contact photos off. They should make it an option on the 6 and 6+ to turn it on and off... shouldn't be too difficult. Maybe it'll be in future iOS 8 updates... after they fix all the bugs

    Adding landscape mode and having the ability to turn that on/off would be nice too
  5. Bengalhawks macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2014
    It is sort of a bummer, but whats weird is the contact pictures will show up on a group chat. Maybe they will update that in the next update for all messages.
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    They definitely rushed ios 8, and it's not just the bugs, the interface feels bizarre in some areas on a Plus. I'm sure iOS 9 will optimize the screens better with more options. I'll be surprised if they don't add a contacts toggle.
  7. HannahLee5 macrumors newbie


    Oct 24, 2015
    I HAVE FIGURED IT OUT! In your settings go to display and brightness, then click on view, it will say standard or zoom if you have zoom set it won't work, it has to be on Standard!
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    They only added this option for iPhone 6 recently (as of iOS 9 I believe), so prior to that no matter what view you had you didn't have that option.
  9. Ebonie14 macrumors newbie


    Oct 27, 2015

    Can you do this on an iPhone 5s?
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    No, smaller devices don't support it.
  11. 01smac99 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2015
  12. 01smac99 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2015
    Does this work because I've tried it and it does work at all! I have looked and there is now software update.
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    What device do you have?
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    And you have iOS 9.1? And you don't have contact icons in the message list in the Messages app?
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    What settings do you have for the following options mentioned below?

    Show Contact Photos in Settings > Messages

    View in Settings > Display & Brightness
  16. Shasexy macrumors newbie


    Nov 22, 2015
  17. Shasexy macrumors newbie


    Nov 22, 2015
    Thank u! I went to the Apple Store and asked them. They didn't know and wanted me to make an appointment with the techs and asked them. I declined and used Google instead! Thanks again!

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