iOS 5 Contacts Photo

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  1. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

    ssdeg7

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    Since I updates to iOS 5 and turned on iCloud my contact photos appear differently when someone calls me. For example before activating iCloud if I added a contact from AddressBook when that contact called me a small photo appeared next to its name and if I added the photo from the iPhone the photo filled the entire screen, but now with iCloud I can't seem to find a way to put them all like small photos. The following image shows how I want photos to appear when my contact calls me.

    Does anybody know how to change this? Thanks in advanced!
     

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  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Your signature says you have a MacBook Pro, so I am assuming this is the machine you use to Sync your device.

    You would have to add/edit a photo from your Address Book on your Mac, then either plug in your iPhone to sync or have iCloud sync it over and it should return to the small icon on the corner.
     
  3. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I'm not using iCloud but with iPhone 4 running v.4.3.5 prior to upgrade when one of my Contacts called, the screen would be filled with the Contact photo while ringing and then the phone controls would overlay the whole photo, not reduce the contact to what your example shows (stock Apple photo?) I don't think I've ever seen that reduced photo, going back to iPhone 3Gs in Dec 2009.

    Are you referring to the behavior that I described being new to you?

    EDIT: Referencing the response of the poster above, I use a PC so maybe this is what we get by default?
     
  4. ssdeg7, Oct 16, 2011
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    I don't know if i'm doing something wrong but i've been doing this for quite a while and it doesn't work, i'm going to try it again, have you tried it yourself? Thanks for the response!

    UPDATED: I just tried it and didn't work. I changed the photo from my Mac and the photo filled my iPhone's screen.

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    Previous to using iCloud if I added the photo from my iPhone it would fill the entire screen but if I added it from AddressBook on my Mac it would appear small like the photo I posted first. I want it to appear small again!
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Thats odd because in the past if I added a photo from my camera roll to a contact, Mobile Me would sync it over and the photo would be large on my phone.

    But as soon as I got on my Mac, I would open Address Book, go to that contact and edit their image by zooming in very slightly, then I pressed done. Then after just a few seconds MobileMe would sync that over to my phone and it would then appear like that image you posted above.
     
  6. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried it with iCloud? I just tried it three times and it doesn't seem to work and i'm afraid this is something Apple won't even notice so I bet there won't be a fix for it.
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I have iCloud and all of my contacts and contact images transferred over just fine when I upgraded to iOS 5,

    sorry I can't be of more help.
     
  8. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your help, i'll keep on trying
     
  9. mncmoore macrumors regular

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    If you sync photos from Facebook it will appear small in a box. Whenever I use one from the camera roll it fills the screen.
     
  10. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, today I figured that out, but I want to put my own photos and want them to appear small, do you know how to do it?
     
  11. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    I FIGURED IT OUT!

    The picture you add has to be a SMALL resolution for it to not take up the whole screen. I have my job and my school in my contacts and used small icons and when I call both, the picture looks like the OP's.
     
  12. jasko macrumors 6502

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    Have anyone found a fix for this?

    I know I can save tiny pics from like, Google and such. Is there any way to resize the pictures that I've taken so far? I'd like to use a pic that I've taken...
     
  13. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    The way it traditionally worked on iOS was any exchange contact photos came up as little photos and any native photos came up full screen. So your Gmail contacts (or any exchange contacts should come up with small photos and anyone else should come up full screen) with iCloud contacts, it should consider them as native....therefore come up full screen.
     
  14. aylwardreed macrumors newbie

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    Result!

    I've had the same problem and it's very annoying.

    Unfortunately, the solution is just as annoying.

    What you have to do is go through EVERY contact on your Mac Address Book that you want to revert to a small picture and:
    click edit
    double click the picture
    command-C
    click cancel
    press delete so the picture disappears
    click done.
    THEN:
    staying on the same contact click edit
    double click the picture
    command-V
    click set
    and finally click done

    You have to do this for every one! It's a massive ball ache but it does work!

    Maybe Apple will fix in 5.1...?
     
  15. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they do
     
  16. jaguarx12 macrumors newbie

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    Solved...small contact pictures vs large

    if the picture has a small resolution it will appear small. so far 120 x 120 works fine. You can use photoshop to change the pictures resolution. Its a lot of work but it works.
     
  17. bgtrack macrumors regular

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    I had this issue too...When I was using MobileMe it worked how the OP wanted it to, once I switched to iCloud and iOS 5 I started getting pictures that are full screen. Both times I edited contact photos on my Mac.
     
  18. lsquare macrumors 6502

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    So is 120x120 the smallest resolution to use to keep the picture small?

    Do I have I use a square resolution?
     
  19. andyvp macrumors member

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    I think 256x256 is the magic number, that and smaller will get you the small contact photo, larger than 256x256 and you get the full screen photo.
     
  20. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    If you just go to iCloud.com and use that as your address book it will make the pictures small. You just have to re add every contact picture. Which you'll have to do if you want to go the resize route anyway.
    So iCloud is faster really.
     
  21. lsquare macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand what you're trying to say.

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    Have you tested this? Is 256x256 the maximum size to ensure a small contact photo?
     
  22. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    If you go to iCloud.com you can use that website to edit all of your contacts. So use that website to add a new picture to each of your contacts. The images do not need to be a certain size for the contacts image to appear small on your iPhone when the contacts calls.
     
  23. diminiko macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Can't be sure but I think you can make all the pics small in one hit:

    1/ import your contacts into google contacts,

    2/ delete them all from contacts on your computer and phone,

    3/ import the google contacts onto your mac

    4/ sync to your phone.

    Google automatically resizes the pics on import so they should be small sized when brought back.

    Prob a good idea to back up your contacts before trying this in case it goes pear shaped!
     
  24. ssdeg7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This worked for me. Although I only did it with my favorites because it takes some time
     
  25. lsquare macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Have you tried 256x256?
     

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