01/26/2011, 05:38 PM
- Pre 2, USA GSM 2.0.1
- Syncing both Google Contact & Facebook Contacts
When I first sync my contact accounts, it takes some time but all the pictures eventually download. A small number of my Google Contacts have pictures.
At first everything seems to work fine but as more SMS messages come in, certain pictures start to disappear in the Messaging App but not necessarily in other places. In the attached pictures, you can see that Emily and Alex's pictures both show up in the Recent Calls view but Alex's is missing from the Messaging view while Emily's is fine. For what it's worth, both of those contacts have a Google profile and a Facebook profile. They're in the handful that have Google pictures, but both are set to use the Facebook picture as the primary.
Other data points:
- As to the other 2 conversations in that view, Oscar has both a Google & Facebook picture and we're looking at his Facebook. Micah has a Google profile without a picture, but his Facebook picture should be showing up. Interestingly, Micah's DOES show up in the Dialer and Contacts App, but NOT in Just Type.
- I have some other contacts in the Messaging view that show the "default/no picture" icon instead of the empty box with the similar situation as Micah (true picture appears in Dialer/Contacts, "default icon" in Messaging/Just Type)
- It doesn't seem to matter if they're linked to FB or not, though: I have one contact that doesn't have a FB account but does have a Google picture. Like the others, her picture shows up in Dialer/Contacts but gives the "Empty Box" in Messaging/Just Type.
Anyone experience anything like this? I've tried turning off contacts from sync under Accounts which didn't help. Also removed both accounts entirely, re-added and had the same result.
It's not a huge deal since it doesn't affect the usability of the phone, but it's an annoyance...especially since I can't figure out WHY it's not working. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Is it time to doctor?