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How do I undo Facebook integration?

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luneluxe Calculating status...
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Oct 9, 2012 9:25 PM

I updated my 4S to iOS6 and allowed it to connect my iPhone's contacts and calendar with Facebook, which I'm now regretting. (Too much clutter, plus I'm a little paranoid about privacy.)


I went to Settings > Facebook and turned off the three switches for Calendar, Contacts and Facebook, then hit Update All Contacts. But it didn't seem to reverse anything.


Can anyone tell me how to undo this data merge? Thanks much.

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • jmleach16 Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to luneluxe)

    For a quick fix, at least for you contacts, you could hit the "Groups" button on the top left corner under Contacts and uncheck the "All Facebook" option.

  • WiseJD Level 4 Level 4 (1,120 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to luneluxe)

    I ran into the same potential problem when my daughter asked why I hadn't posted pictures from a museum visit.  I told her that when I went to upload the photos from iPhone to FB, the popup asked for my FB ID and Password.  That was not unexpected even though I already have the FB App on my  phone and have been using it.  The bad part and the part that stopped me in my tracks was when I read that if I went further ALL MY FB CONTACTS WOULD BE LOADED INTO MY IPHONES CONTACT LIST.  That I knew I would never want.  Many of my FB contacts are not folks that I call regularly and I didn't want to be going through 300 extra contacts just to find someone in my phone.  Wow ...There must be a way to stop those from being pulled into the phone.  Also, the rest of the verbage in the popup gave me extreme privacy concerns as it indicated that any and all my Apps that would want to could then have access to my FB Contacts.  What????

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 5:09 PM (in response to luneluxe)

    I don't have a FB account, but I do have a twitter acct.  I'm very leery of adding twitter info to my contacts.  It doesn't look like there is an easy way to undo it.

  • bizara Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2012 7:05 PM (in response to luneluxe)

    Not sure why it didn't work for you, but going to Settings>Facebook, turning off contacts, and selecting "update all contacts" worked for me. It took several seconds to kick in, but it definitely did the trick.

  • CarolJW Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to bizara)

    This worked for me - thanks.


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