Why doesn't my iPhone look like this?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by joshellis625, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    When I receive a call it doesn't look like this. It just shows the name at the top centered, with a big picture of the person in the middle... it doesn't have the little small picture in the corner or anything like that. Why is that?
     

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  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    you have to add the pictures on your computers address book, and then sync them over.
     
  3. carfac macrumors 65816

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    I think you are missing what his point is. He is NOT asking how to get a picture in there when someone calls. He has done that. But when someone calls who you have a picture of, it does NOT look at all like that early prototype. Instead of a small picture of who is calling in the upper right, and your wallpaper taking up most of the space (as in the picture), what REALLY happens is that the whole picture is the image of the person and NO wall paper. Is that right?

    I do not have an answer to that.
     
  4. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    When you select a picture for when someone calls you from the iPhone's photos on the iPhone then you get what yours currently looks like. If you select the persons photo on your computer in the address book, then sync your phone, you'll get the little picture in the corner and your wallpaper as the majority of the screen.
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    I know exactly what the point of the question was.. And I answered it.. Correctly...
     
  6. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    I had been asking myself the same thing !!!

    Thanks.. ill give it a try
     
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    drumjim85 absolutely understood the question. how a photo is added to a contact (on the iphone itself or synced through address book) completely determines how a caller ID photo is displayed when a call is received. maybe you shouldn't respond if you don't know the answer to a question. :rolleyes:
     
  9. joshellis625 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys! I didn't realize that how you added it made it appear differently.
     
  10. carfac macrumors 65816

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    My mistake. I did not know that. My apologies! :eek:
     
  11. hard-case macrumors regular

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    Just as an addendum, there's actually more to it than that. I had the same question a few months ago...cleared out my contacts, added pics to the contacts via my address book then synced them to the iPhone, but some of them still came up as full screen. Turns out that it is also the size of the image as well. The ones where the image was large (ballpark of above 300x300 resolution or so) the phone would display the image at full screen. Shrinking the image to 200x200 and under got them to display as the small image.
     
  12. joshellis625 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess the iPhone is smarter than I thought. ;) Thanks for all the help.
     
  13. tbone7467 macrumors regular

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    That just answered one of my questions. The other being that I dont have the decline button on that first screen. all I get is the slide to open when people call.
     
  14. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    You mean slide to answer? You get that when the phone is locked.

    If your just doing stuff on the iPhone then you will get that screen.
     
  15. dno555 macrumors newbie

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    here is what you do !!

    if you want full screen photo then make your photos 320 X480 then upload in to your iphone , then select that photo for the contact.

    Anything Smaller than 320 X480 will show just the way you want it (small )

    I like full screen photo and i had problem with that . I had to make all my contact photos bigger in photoshop .
     

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