Google Sync + iOS 4 contact photos

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by outphase, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. outphase macrumors 65816

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    I had this problem during the beta phases along with the GM. I sync my contacts to Google via Google Sync (Exchange). Whenever I set contact photos, it seems to upload the image then download it back. This causes my contacts to have only the thumbnail caller ID instead of full screen. I didn't have this problem when I had 3.1.3.

    Was there some change in the way v4 handles Exchange contacts? Does anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. outphase thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I guess I'm the only one who uses Google Sync
     
  3. outie2k macrumors regular

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    I have this exact issue and it's driving me nuts.

    Prior to iOS4, one can assign a full screen, HQ image to a contact, it will sync to Google and the HQ image will retain on the iPhone itself.

    Now with iOS4, it uploads the image to Google and it immediately downloads the scaled down, low quality thumbnail to the iPhone's contact. If anyone knows how to fix, please let us know.
     
  4. weitzner macrumors member

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    Solution

    Hi there,

    I was having this problem and I did a bit of googling for it and I found the solution. In your Gmail settings under general, select "Only show pictures that I've chosen for my contacts." Then when you assign a picture to your contacts it keeps them at a nice high-resolution and they show up full-screen.
     
  5. eliang87 macrumors newbie

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  6. outphase thread starter macrumors 65816

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    General consensus says that trick stopped working in 4.0. I am part of that consensus :(
     
  7. eliang87 macrumors newbie

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    I hope they fix this and the email issue soon.
     
  8. javiwankenobi macrumors member

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    I am bumping this cause I am having the same issue... hope someone knows the answer
     

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