Changing contact display name after sync

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by qoncept, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. qoncept

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    I've decided I can live with all my Facebook contacts showing up in the phone (thank you, groups) and synced with them. Works fine, except the one butthead in America that won't use Facebook. I synced with MySpace too, just to get a picture for him in my contacts.

    Of course, it didn't automatically link with him, because he's also the same butthead that uses a goofy display name on MySpace. So I go to his name in my contacts, click menu, link, and join the 2 accounts.. except now he's showing up under his MySpace name, not his real name. I've edited, re-edited, deleted, moved, tried joining the accounts every possible way, but no dice. What gives?

    Edit: Oops. I don't suppose this belongs in the Hacks forum. Mods, feel free to move.
     
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    I'm interested in the answer to this as well...
     
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    Same problem here with two Roberts. I change one to Bob in contacts however still shows up as robert because that's what Facebook is. Very annoying.
     
  4. joshparylak

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    Same problem here but with twitter contacts. Anyway to control which name displays?
     
  5. qoncept

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    This is frustrating. Motorola did the hard part in getting all of these to sync like you'd expect, but then stopped short of making it useful.
     
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    Yes. The problem is it takes the Facebook profile name and won't let you designate a different name. I've even put in a field in the nickname area in hopes it would use that, but alas it always takes the Facebook name like it's the bible.
     
  7. billyanks2

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    bump. My friend's twitter name is being shown instead of her name name.
     
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    Was there ever any resolution for this? Girlfriend just got a Droid 2 and it has the same issue with Twitter names.
     
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    *Bump* for Droid X. Was hoping Froyo would fix, but nothing.
     
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    Dont blame Moto or Verizon for your friends being "internet cool guys" Did you try to ask him to change his name on FB/Myspace to his real name? lol

    I can see how its somewhat annoying, but its definitely not fail on Moto's part, its fail on your friends part for thinking having his name on Myspace set to some random quote is cool or useful.
     
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    I have two instances where Contact name > facebook name

    And I have no idea why
     
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    There's a pretty simple fix to this, actually.
    1. Create a new contact with the display name and any information you want in the contact that you do not have in the myspace/twitter record.
    2. After you've saved the contact open it and click the menu button and select "link contact".
    3. You'll be taken back to your full contacts list, select the contact with the bad contact information displayed and link the two together.
    4. The bad listing should disappear and your new one with the correct display info should be in its place with the photo from twitter/myspace.
     
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