Friends phone number showing instead of name?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dino F, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    I have an iPhone 6 and one of my friends has an iPhone 5.

    He is in my contacts, and his number is in there in the format of 0770 xxx xxxx, however, EVERY time I get a text/iMessage from him, on my lockscreen, it does NOT display his name but instead, just shows the number of the person, however, it displays it in international format - so +44770 xxx xxxx......?!?!?!!?

    Anyone know whats going on here?? Is this down to the way he has his number on his own phone?
     
  2. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    There is a privacy setting that you need to turn off so it will match the number with the name. I think it's under the notification settings and it's called message preview or something like that. I've noticed the behavior your talking about when my phone has been rebooted but I haven't unlocked it for the 1st time yet, it just shows phone numbers instead of names.
     
  3. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    ...I don't actually think this is a privacy thing though as this ONLY happens with his number?!

    All my other contacts display their names on the lockscreen when they text me - its only this one specific contact that displays his number instead of his name, on the lockscreen?!?!
     

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