4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 5:36 PM by Stokestack
James Glynn Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

In order to use Facebook from Preview and other apps, I need to login to Facebook. But then it says when I do that all Facebook friends will be imported into my Contacts, which I do not want. But I DO want to be able to sync Contacts through iCloud to my other devices. So how do I enable Facebook, not let it download friends to my Contacts, but keep other Facebook iCloud syncs?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • 1. Re: I don't want Facebook friends synced to Contacts.
    dcmenzel Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)

    On your Mac you have only one option in "System Preferences > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Facebook", and that would be to turn off Facebook's contacts sync.

     

    On your iOS device you have a few more options. In Settings > iCloud you can choose between "Calendar, Contacts and Facbooks log in info for other apps"

  • 2. Re: I don't want Facebook friends synced to Contacts.
    James Glynn Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    OK, if I go where you said and enter my Facebook info, I get this message: "Signing into Facebook will: Download your Facebook friends to the Contadcts app...Allow you to post status update etc to Facebook...Enable apps to work with your Facebook account. In System Prefs you can disable Contacts syncing and disallow any app from accessing your Facebook account."

     

    So it sounds like I only have two choices: To have all my Facebook friends in my Contacts (which I don't want; what a mess to scroll past them all on my phone) or to disable Contacts syncing, which will not allow all my contacts to stay synced between devices, right?

  • 3. Re: I don't want Facebook friends synced to Contacts.
    dcmenzel Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)

    Yes, for the moment this seems the only choices - in other words Facebook or no Facebook

  • 4. Re: I don't want Facebook friends synced to Contacts.
    Stokestack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    On your iOS device you have a few more options. In Settings > iCloud you can choose between "Calendar, Contacts and Facbooks log in info for other apps"

    I don't see any such setting in iOS 6.1.