Issue: iMessage showing telephone number for contact stored

jaysen

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I recently picked up a Galaxy S4 and used my ip5 sim w/ adapter to test the phone out. After playing with it for a few days, I placed my sim back in my ip5. Prior to switching it out, my iMessage was working just fine however when I started using iMessage again I noticed one of my contacts was not showing the name but actual telephone number.

This is only happening with one of my contacts, who is also an iOS user (ip5). All other iMessages are showing their respective names... Any ideas?

I made certain the number showing up in iMessage is the same as the contact. Made certain there was no dual contact (name contact + a 2nd stored number only contact) but nothing seems to work...

Help?
 

dictoresno

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have you tried deleting the contact entirely and re-entering it into the contact list.
 

jaysen

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have you tried deleting the contact entirely and re-entering it into the contact list.
Yes I have...

Deleted Contact, turned off imessage, restarted the phone, toggled my apple id - all nothing
 

dictoresno

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when you tested out the galaxy, i assume your friend was someone you texted when you were using it? maybe his number is stored on the sim and somehow is messing this up.

does the issue go away when you turn imessage off and just SMS him instead or is it the same.
 

jaysen

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when you tested out the galaxy, i assume your friend was someone you texted when you were using it? maybe his number is stored on the sim and somehow is messing this up.

does the issue go away when you turn imessage off and just SMS him instead or is it the same.
same issue - after i delete the old thread and start a new selecting the contact the number shows up in the thread
 

dictoresno

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same issue - after i delete the old thread and start a new selecting the contact the number shows up in the thread
try deleting his contact again, send him a message using his number, then tap the top button that says add contact and try that.