Facebook not updating contacts

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by 6825924, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. 6825924, Nov 16, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2013

    6825924 Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    Since over half a year ago, so even before iOS 7, Facebook all of a sudden stopped adding new facebook friends to my contacts list and stopped updating info of existing contacts, while this option is turned on.
    I tried to reactivate this 'feature' by deleting my facebook account from my iPhone, toggling the update contacts functions on and off again but that doesn't seem to work.
    I actually really like this feature which also gives every contact a photo.
    Should I try to delete my facebook account from my MacBook too?
    Has anyone had the same problem?
    Thank you in advance and god bless
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    It never worked right after the initial sync. In fact, all it does is mess up my contacts more, and even syncs wrong contacts. I ended up turning it off.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You can try a separate app for something like that, an app like Sync.ME for example: http://www.sync.me/
  4. 6825924 thread starter Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    Thanks for the input! Do you have any idea how to get all the synced info into the native contacts app?
  5. 6825924 thread starter Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    It shows the synced info in the SYNC.me app but not in the native contacts app
  6. MistaBishi macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2011
    +1 for Sync.Me. I read somewhere that Facebook changed their algorithm because people were complaining about all their FB contacts in their contacts. Now it only syncs contacts with useful information. Apparently pictures aren't useful?
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    An app like that would sync Facebook info and put it into the contacts information so that it can be seen in the native contacts app.
  8. 6825924 thread starter Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    Weird thing, doesn't seem to work for me
  9. benji888 macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2006
    United States
    In iOS 7 this has been moved to the Settings app, go to

    Settings>Facebook>update all contacts

    You need to sign in here first, if you haven't.
  10. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
    still it doesn't update pictures.

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