address "people" icon - different colored boxes?

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  1. lgbalfa

    lgbalfa Member

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    in the "people" icon that lists your contacts in the address book:

    1. what do the different colored boxes with the initial on it represent?

    2. can you turn off this colored box feature? i know that you can do it in gmail but how about the address "people" book?

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    AvaMichele Senior Member

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    I've seen this question in another forum. The colors in the boxes appear to be random. The only way that I know to change them is to add photos.

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    thanks.

    i thought the colors meant something like a code.
     
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    Hmm mm. If I remember from my razr max days....
    I think I remember the initials being from the account the contact is tethered to. Like an f means it's a Facebook contact, 's Skype, etc.
    Then again.... I may be waaaay off base
     
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    AvaMichele Senior Member

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    The initials are from the contacts themselves. J world be from Joe, T from Tom, etc. The background colors are all different, and random.

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    is there a way that you can remove the colors / initials in your contacts?
     
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    AvaMichele Senior Member

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    You can't remove them, only replace them. (At least I have not seen any way to remove them.)

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    You can't remove them. If you are like me and you take pictures of all your contacts so they show up on your phone when they call, those boxes become the pictures.
     
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    Shouldn't the contacts gmail picture show up? Mine doesn't but my brother is using the same Google tools on his z3 and his shows
     
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    AvaMichele Senior Member

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    I'm not sure about that. I don't know many people, in my phone book, that have actually added their photo to gmail.

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    No. Your People app is not tied to Gmail...
     
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    An Easy solution, Take plain Bond paper (not the James kind) Write the names of people (from your contacts)
    and take a picture of it. Then apply that pic to the contact then everytime they call you their name will appear Big and Bold on your screen.

    Works pretty cool and its something different.
     
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