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Phone numbers not formatting properly

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  • DMarkson Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to amy86)

    My carrier is Verizon. The *228 solution worked completely for me.

  • amy86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:56 AM (in response to DMarkson)

    Thanks for the info. I also have Verizon, but haven't been able to fix my contacts list in Messages. If anyone else has anything else to add, I'd appreciate hearing more tips.

  • skeetergem Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2011 9:45 PM (in response to phoenician47)

    I tried the *228 but I don't know how to open the task manager and kill the message and phone apps. Can someone tell me how to do that?

  • amy86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2011 9:50 PM (in response to skeetergem)

    To open the task manager, all you need to do is double-click on the home button. It will bring up a bar along the bottom of your screen. Hold your finger on one of the icons until they wiggle, and then tap each red minus icon to quit the corresponding app. To exit out of the task manager, click on the home button again.  Hope this helps!

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    Nov 6, 2011 10:34 AM (in response to JeremyL27)

    Thank you *so much* for the info - had to dial *228 twice, but it finally took.

  • Astcyr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 13, 2011 4:04 PM (in response to phoenician47)

    The *228 worked yesterday, but I had to redo it again today.  It reverted back for some reason.  We will see if it stays this time.

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  • TTL2 Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:07 PM (in response to phoenician47)

    This solution hasn't worked for me. Any other suggestions?

    Same symptoms

    Background: iPhone 4s Verizon, transferred contacts from an ATT Pantech Link using bluetooth through their PC Suite.

    Tried: calling 228, killing apps, rebooting, turning off Intl Asst, calling 228 again, killing again, rebooting again, resetting all settings, etc. nothing has fixed any of the symptoms.

     

    Thanks for any help!

  • disvader Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2011 9:57 PM (in response to phoenician47)

    Glad I found this before i attempted to manually reformat the numbers. It worked but I had to do it 2x as someone helpful previously posted. Thanks!!

  • Debkny Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2011 1:51 PM (in response to TTL2)

    Do you use Verizon's "Backup Assistant"? It's a free app. Perhaps you can sync your contacts to that program, make sure they are all in the same format, then sync them again to your phone.  That worked for me when I was first transferring everything from my old LG phone...  Good luck!

  • petermonty Calculating status...
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    Nov 26, 2011 5:44 AM (in response to phoenician47)

    Had the same problem on Verizon with my wife's new iPhone 4S.  Been pulling my hair out for the last week trying to fix this, BUT this solution worked,  THANKS !!!

  • rexwriter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2011 12:40 PM (in response to JeremyL27)

    What do you mean "open the task manager?" What is the task manager? And what do you mean by "kill" the phone, message and address book applications? If I delete those how will they come back? I'm confused, but my phone is formatting all the phone numbers together, rather than in U.S. format.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Rex

  • Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 2, 2011 12:22 PM (in response to JeremyL27)

    Dear JeremyL27,

     

    Thank You...Thank You...Thank You!  I have been going NUTS trying to fix my iphone 4S.  Your trick did the deal.  For the sake of future visitors to this thread, this was my particular situation:

     

    All my contacts in my iPhone 4S Contact App listed phone numbers as: 1XXXXXXXXXX.  I wanted them to be in the form 1 (XXX) XXX-XXXX.  No matter what I did while entering numbers into my contacts, they would default to this impossible to read form after typing.  The parenthisis and spaces would disappear.

     

    I tried the normal strategy of going to Settings-->General-->International-->Set the Region Format to United States.  But, that didn't work.

     

    But, JeremyL27's instructions worked like a charm.

     

    Thanks again.  Mr. Luigi

  • Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 2, 2011 12:31 PM (in response to rexwriter)

    rexwriter,

     

    You open the task manager by double clicking the home button at the bottom of your iphone.  This will reveal a list of all the currently open apps on your iphone along the bottom of your iPhone screen.  This is what is referred to as the task manager or task bar.  To "kill" any of the apps in the task manager, press your finger on any of the apps on the task bar until they start to giggle and an "x" appears in the top left of the icon for the apps.  Hit the "x" for those apps you want to "kill" or turn off.  Follow JeremyV27's instructions and kill the apps he states.  This will not delete them.  It just turns them off.

     

    I think you may have confused turning off an app via this task manager bar technique with deleting an app by a similar technique.  You will delete an app when it is not in the task manager bar along the bottom of the screen, but rather in its normal position on the iPhone screen.  No need to worry about doing this by accident, however, as the iPhone will always ask you "Are you sure you want to delete this app...?"

  • Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 2, 2011 8:59 PM (in response to Mr. Luigi)

    Woops!  I meant to say...To "kill" any of the apps in the task manager, press your finger on any of the apps on the task bar until they start to giggle and a red minus "-" sign appears in the top left of the icon for the apps.  Hit the red minus "-" sign for those apps you want to "kill" i.e. turn off.

     

    Why does the dang "edit" button for posts in these threads disappear after a while! 

  • nicma Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2011 9:34 PM (in response to phoenician47)

    Thank you this worked!!!

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