SMS messages show phone number, not contact name

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by innerblitz, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. innerblitz macrumors newbie

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    Installed 5.01 this morning and now my SMS messages are identified by the phone number and not the contact name. Rebooted twice, with no result.

    Is there a fix or is this a known issue Apple is working on?

    TY.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    No one is using the search function any longer :confused: :D
     
  4. MachAF macrumors newbie

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    If you have Verizon dial *228. then hit option one. That should fix it. If not try hitting option 2. Then restart the phone.

    Adding the 1 in front of some numbers worked. Other it didn't work. After I did what I posted above I haven't had any issues.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That was a good find:D
     
  6. Eminent01 macrumors newbie

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    I noted the issue of phone calls, SMS & MMS messages starting to come in with phone numbers only and not resolving to contacts. Even thought the contacts already had the number in their profile.

    I worked with Apple support and my issue seemed to be specific to Verizon. I corrected the issue by call *228 and use option #1 to program your phone again.

    The fix was not immediate and after 3-5 minutes my phone numbers in recent calls did indeed resolve to a name versus just displaying the number. I also noted the SMS/MMS messages did not truncate or combine, though new messages did resolve to a name.

    Hope this helps you!
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