SMS/iMessage notification show phone number

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Jay-Jacob, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Jay-Jacob macrumors regular

    Jay-Jacob

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    iPhone notification show phone number instead contact name.

    I reboot then it seem work but someone unknown text me made it go back phone number again!

    iOS 9 bug?
     
  2. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    I receive more text. Seem iMessage will appear as name in notification centre but SMS still appear phone number. Very annoy.
     
  3. astralman29 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. SMS notifications show the phone number and not the persons contact name. It then shows the contact name when you open the text.
    Had a play around with various settings but no luck so far.
     
  4. andreyirra macrumors regular

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    This happened to me in my Mac. Turns out the Contacs app was not syncing the info so the system didn't have contact names to show in exchange for numbers.
     
  5. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hope it fix itself soon cos I have keep open iMessage thread see who it from. I usually quick look notifications if from main person. Can't do that right now.

    Hope it fix without need wait iOS 9.1 or something.
     
  6. archvile macrumors 6502

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    This sounds like a basic contact sync issue, not with iOS itself. It is working perfectly fine assuming it is set up correctly. Have you checked to see if you have contacts in the Contacts app and/or if iCloud contact sync is turned on?
     
  7. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Everything set up right like always. Just not working. Must be iCloud or iOS 9.
     
  8. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    well this is an interesting problem. I got a text reply, and it says iMessage with (abc) abc-abcd phone number, but it shows in green instead of blue. my other texts don't say iMessage with <phone number>, the numbers are not shown like it's supposed to, so that's normal.

    i'm seeing this phone number on my air, and macbook pro. it appears okay on the iPhone though. i logged out and changed my iCloud password last night,
    so i don't think it's a sync issue as:
    1. I reset my icloud password and logged out iCloud from all my Apple devices including my Win 10 PC iCloud client.
    2. i can see the contacts just fine in all three Apple devices, so I know they're syncing.
     
  9. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    iOS 9.0.1 update bug still there. Now download and install iOS 9.0.2 and bug still there! :'(

    I hope iOS 9.1 will fix it.
     
  10. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Been update iOS 9.1 and guess what? Bug still there! :(
     
  11. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Are your localisation settings set correctly? I changed mine to US so I could get the News app, and my contacts were showing as numbers. Changed back to UK and it was all ok.
     
  12. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Settings app General - Language and Region.

    Region set UK and iPhone Language set English UK. All look fine and still bug with SMS.
     
  13. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just update iOS 9.2 today and bug still there!! That very long time bug. Need report again Apple.
     
  14. blinkie macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I Just got a new SE an I'm having this exact problem. Does anyone have a solution or know what's causing the issue?

    Thanks,

    B
     
  15. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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  16. blinkie macrumors regular

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    Ach bloody hell. There was no such issue with my iPhone4!
     

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