iMessage - showing numbers, not name

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  1. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    Rather odd, but, I have a few iMessages coming in, and some show the persons name, and some show just the phone number.

    This just started. Any ideas?
     
  2. OC513 macrumors 6502

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    Happened to me a few weeks ago. A hard restart fixed the issue.
     
  3. Beelzbub macrumors regular

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    I also had it happen to me, including incoming calls. A reboot fixed it.
     
  4. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    ...oddly a hard restart solved it. This is the second time this has happened since iOS10.
    Also, it is weird how some numbers show the name, and a few only the phone number.
     
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    I was able to fix this on my phone and my wife's. the issue was multiple accounts being synced to the phone that had the same contact in them. I was able to minimize both our phones down to one contact list and everything works fine.
     
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    This has happened to me about twice a year for the past 4 or 5 years.
     
  8. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Either no contact card (obviously) or duplicate contacts will cause that. If the iMessage ID is an email and you have that email on two contact cards it will show the email address, same with phone number.
     
  9. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    ...thanks for the responses. I'll confirm, but, I only have one email account on my device, and only one Contact card for said Contact(s) with the issue Albeit, I'll check again.
     
  10. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    I was able to fix it by editing the contact numbers to remove the 1 at the beginning (assuming you're in U.S.). For some reason most of my contact had the 1 added when I update to iOS 10. Whenever I add contacts I always start with area code and skip the 1.
     
  11. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    ...weird, I have no Contacts with a 1, prior.
     
  12. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone and iPad recently started displaying the email address (not name) of a friend with whom I iMessage frequently. Very strange
     

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