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34 Responses to Sync iPhone with Facebook

  1. Jenn says:

    Is there a way to sync Facebook contacts with Gmail contacts or to merge them together ?

  2. iPhone Expert says:

    Try this ( you need both a Yahoo! and a Gmail account ):

    – Login to Yahoo!
    – Go to Contact -> Import email from Facebook
    – Export Yahoo .csv and download it
    – Login to Gmail
    – Upload the .csv file to your Gmail Contacts

    You’re all set!

  3. Parag says:

    My other contacts on iPhone are shown as a “big” photo when they call. While all Facebook friends are shown only as a small thumbnail. Is there any way around this?

  4. jinssz says:

    Are we able to manually sync it as the contact names and Facebook name is different? How can we link it together? Thanks.

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Jinssz,

      I’m not sure this answers your question, but you can try to add the real name as an “Alternate name” into Facebook:

      Account -> Account Settings -> Change (Name) -> Enter an Alternate Name

      Let me know if I missed the point

      • melaxela says:

        I guess what Jinssz needs is the situation when the friend’s name in Facebook is different from that in his/her Contact list.

        Anyway to resolve this? Please advise.


        • iPhone Expert says:

          Hi melaxela,

          You are just right

          A search in Facebook discussions boards reveals that, to sync Facebook contacts manually, your best bet is to delete the contacts that are spelled differently and recreate them

  5. Alison Caffell says:

    I have done all the above, but for some reason only some of my contacts are linked to their Facebook pic
    I have tried changing the name in my contacts to the exact name on their FB profile…..not worked
    I have tried copy and pasting the FB id into the url because that seems to be on the contacts with pics…. not worked
    Any other suggestions?

  6. Js says:

    Is there a way to sync I Phone notes with Facebook notes?

  7. Amy says:

    i am having the exact same problem…please anyone??

  8. AK says:

    So my friend asked to borrow my iphone 4 the other day & “accidentally” synced my facebook friends with his facebook friends list. I think he may have synced my Yahoo Messenger contact list too. Is there any way I can reverse this? What can I do??? I think he’s a snitch!!!!

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear AK,

      There is unfortunately no way to “reverse” this

      Your best bet is either to manually remove your friend’s friends or remove all friends and sync with yours again

  9. Ashit says:


    After sync facebook contacts, I am not able to see it in my address book.

    Is there any thing that I am doing wrong…

    Please suggest ..


    • carol says:

      I am having the same prob…. Please help!

      • iPhone Expert says:

        Hi guys,

        You can try this

        – Hold down a contact till the menu comes up
        – Then, tap the contact link and at the top click Get Friends

        It will say “Facebook” and you’ll be able to go through and select the people you want to add to your contacts list

        As it should duplicate contacts in your list, you’ll have to go back through your contacts list and individually link each of them following the same procedure

  10. Belle says:

    Change the name of the contact to the name that they have on Facebook then re-sync. It should work. If they have a crazy name you don’t like then enter a nickname for them through your edit contacts option

  11. Adam says:

    I have the new iphone 4s. I have synced up my facebook friends with my contacts and everything went well, except when people call I no longer see a large picture of them that takes up the entire screen but I just get a very small one next to their name. Any suggestions to enlarge their pictures?

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Adam,

      The only solution I’m aware of to solve this issue with the small Facebook contacts images is to:

      – Open a contact
      – Tap Edit
      – Edit the photo (don’t Move or Scale it just click “Choose”)

      This should maximize the photo to the edges of your screen

  12. Aria says:

    Is it suppose to be automatic? I’ve tried this twice, and it doesn’t show up in my contacts. Is there something I’m missing?

  13. Chris says:

    I have the Iphone 4. Just synced my facebook with my phone. However, only half my contacts with facebook had pics uploaded. How do I get the other half?

  14. Jp says:

    I’ve tried this and it still doesn’t work. It goes on like its loading but when i went to my contacts, they still were not there.

  15. Vivi4711 says:

    I got all of this right but I got like 3-4 contacts which won’t sync with Facebook despite their names being correct… Can anyone help me? If so, thank you in advance!

  16. Mike says:

    I am having a problem with the facebook sync. When I try to sync the contacts, it is not updating their information. It will update the pictures, but is not adding any of the other information that it is suppose to udpate such as the link to their fb profile and any other contact details. Any suggestions?

  17. Matt says:

    Is there a way to sync every contact on Facebook to your phone?

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Matt,

      If you follow the instructions on the current page, this is what should happen

  18. Michiel says:

    I did what you told me and for some contact, just a blue screen appears. I’m using an iPhone 4S and redid the actions multiple times, every time with the same result…

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Michiel,

      If this blue screen appears on your computer, you’d better reinstall your computer altogether
      Don’t forget to backup your data first

  19. Ronda says:

    I had to log out and then back on FB on my phone for it to work.

  20. Derrick Lin says:

    Try to keep the email address of the contacts in your address book
    as the same with the friends in Facebook.

    Sync it again,
    then you will see the photos and not need to change the names of the contacts to be the same in Facebook.

  21. ana says:

    My friend got an iphone 4s and I was wondering is there a way to be able to link your facebook calendar onto your iphone calendar??
    Help would be greatly appreciated
    Thank you

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Ana,

      To answer your question, we’ve just added a section to the current post

  22. Neal says:

    Very helpful post! Thank you!

  23. Parker says:

    Any way to delete a Facebook calendar entry from iCal?

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