iPhone Contacts displays wrong photo for every person

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by soopahgrover, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. soopahgrover macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2014
    Hi everyone,

    I've been living with this problem for years and I can't stand it anymore.

    Almost all of the contacts on my iPhone have someone else's picture. Joe's face shows on Eric's contact page. Mom's photo shows up next to my boss' name, etc. Sometimes I delete the image, but it will just come back.

    The odd thing is, everyone's picture shows next to the correct name in 'Contacts' on my computer.

    I've followed every troubleshooting advice page I can find online. Switching the iPhone's 'Default Account' to iCloud or From My Mac makes no difference.

    I wish I could just blow away all the contacts on my phone and resync with my computer, but this doesn't seem possible at all anymore.

    I'm running iOS 7.1.2, and Mavericks.

    Any solution would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  2. soopahgrover thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2014
    Aaaah, I figured it out!
    It's not in Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
    It IS in Settings > iCloud > Contacts > switch to off
    Watch as all your contacts get erased from your phone. Scary! But it's OK because they're still in the cloud.
    I switched my iPhone off at this point and then turned it back on, but that may have been unnecessary.
    Then, Settings > iCloud > Contacts > switch to on
    Watch as contacts repopulate, now with the correct photos!
  3. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Cool! Lived with it for years and just found the solution.

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