With the old version most of my phone contacts were linked through my facebook. So all the contact pictures showed their fb profile pic. Same with when i sent them a text message. Now that i got the new 2.3.6 update, my phone contacts are still linked to fb, but my text message contact pics are not. Anyone else having that problem??? Anyone know how to fix it???
Somewhere, and I don't remember where, in a list of updates and changes to GB 2.3.6 they said that GB 2.3.6 no longer linked to Face Book. I have no idea why.
The pictures aren't linked to Facebook anymore because I believe you have to redownload Facebook due to the update. I can't remember where I saw that information, but I have read in quite a few places that Facebook would have to be redownloaded once the you did the Gingerbread update on your phone. Once you download it and sync it, you should get your contact pictures back. Hope that helps!
If that does not work, I have had issues where I have lost only my text message contact pictures before. You are not going to like the solution I found, but it worked - at least on Froyo (I haven't gotten my Gingerbread OTA yet). When I lost my contact pictures, I tried everything and couldn't get them back. Finally, I backed up my messages via SMS Backup+ (free from the Android Market), then deleted all of my messages off of my phone. Once I was sure Facebook was syncing with my phone (go to Settings/Accounts & Sync, and check to make sure you are syncing with Facebook) I then used SMS Backup+ to restore all of my messages back on my phone. It worked, but I have a lot of messages (well over 2000) so it took a while to have all of my messages restored. Give that a shot if all else fails. Let me know if it works too.
THere is more to the story and part of it is how NASTY and EGO FILLED facebook is. No offense but they have gotten to brave for their own good.
Personally I don't like all the wasted facebook itnegration of cotnacts, mainly email, since thsoe of use with large, common people, in our lists, it's worthless for my phone.
Pictures, not bad. But I nly need close family and friends. Those I can get on my own easily.
Google has Google +. Which I like, and it still improts images from there. IT can synch any photo you take on the phone, and then you can choose to share it on posts. THat was nice whne I thought I losst Dental pics when I scaled dogs teeth, and forgot to email them to the clinic. Luckily I was synchign in real tiem to Google+ and they were backed up in that days photos in my virtual album ready to send to the clinic.
Facebook feels threatned by Google +. WHen Google has supported Facebook apps early on. Facebook was rude enough to threaten users who mentioned Google+ on facebook. Till legal departments got a hodl of them advising them they shouldn't.
Thanks everyone for the replies. I ended up saving a picture of each contact onto the phone, saved it to their contact pictures and then went back and deleted all those pics out of my photo gallery. They stay stored as contact pics but it took me forever and it was a pain in the **bleep** but im finally done lol. The good thing about it is when i get a call from someone, now their picture shows where as before when i was only linked with the facebook pictures, it showed the pics as contacts but it wouldnt come up when actually making a call.
I had the problem of my contact pictures in my messaging not showing up after an update to my phone. I found that once i uninstalled my facebook ap and reinstalled and made sure to link my contacts to facebook under FB app settings, my contacts reappeared.