Facebook contact sync screwed up my contacts

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by ajvizzgamer101, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    Everyone of my friends who didn't have Facebook got put merged with Apple Inc and everyone of my friends who has Facebook are fine except for doubling of birthdays.

    Anyway I can get my contacts back to the way i had them before crazy Facebook screwed everything up.
  2. frostbit3 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Is restoring from an iCloud backup an option? Not sure when the last time you backed up was, so you may be able to revert back and not have lost too much stuff.
  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    I just revoked contact privileges in the Facebook settings and it took them out.


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  4. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Its a big bug with Facebook syncing in iOS 6 Beta 1. Its recommended that you don't sync with it now.
  5. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Even with phones that had facebook sync working properly (Palm Pre and Palm Pixi), facebook sync was a huge, hot mess.

    Why? Because facebook itself is a huge, hot mess.

    This will likely be the case for years to come.
  6. RDowson macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Why can't it link existing contacts to their Facebook accounts (if they have one) without adding new contacts to my contact lists?

    I don't mind my existing contacts getting their picture linked with Facebook so if they change their picture it changes in the v card too.

    I don't want all the 150+ people on my Facebook that aren't in my contact list to be added to it. I've no need for that.

    Also, many of my contacts have birthdays already assigned to them. I don't want duicates showing up in calendar. I do want Facebook event syncing though. That can be useful.
  7. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    You've been able to subscribe to to Facebook events without this integration for years.

    Here's a guide on how to get your Facebook calendar's iCal link.
  8. RDowson macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I know.
  9. orlandocano macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2010
  10. ryfo macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Just turn off Facebook contacts sync. It won't affect any other aspect of FB integration. I agree, FB contacts need a LOT of work before public release.

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