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Bijay Level 1 (0 points)
More often than not,the contact's name does not show on the iPhone 3G when some one rings me whose name is in the list of Contacts

The Call Forwarding does not work

HP=Compaq, Windows XP
  • franek Level 1 (5 points)
    I have similar issue.
    When somebody calls me, although I have his number saved in iPhone Contacts, Contact name is not displyed but only number.

    Strange thing is that when I check Recent calls (log) later, contact name is properly displayed.

    Number displayed when receiving the call is completely the same as one saved in my contacts ('+', spaces, everything the same).
    Also I dont have duplicate contacts with the same number.

    iPhone is new and just activated.
  • Chad&Austin Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same issue on my iphone4 iOS4. I also have MobileMe. I tried restoring the phone without success.
  • Chad&Austin Level 1 (0 points)
    Restoring the phone to an older backup resolved the issue.
  • Izmegna Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys, this problem related to the settings of region. iphone must be configured to the same country of GSM or mobile service provider as you know each country have a diffrent code and numbers format so you can solve this issue by changing the region to be the same as your country this can be done from settings--> internationals--> region format and chose your region.

    also this frequently happend with people who sync and transfer there contacts from another phones brand like nokia.

  • berglind Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. When someone calls me only the number is displayed but when I look at recent calls the contact name is listed. Also, if I dial a number it won't display the name even though it's saved in contacts.

    I do have my phone set to the correct region and that doesn't make a difference, all my contacts are either synced directly from itunes or manually put into the phone.

    This seems to be a common problem, could it be an Apple programming issue?

  • vishan18 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same situation contacts not showing up on incoming calls although it is stored on my iPhone 4 . How to get rid of this area code problem ? Is there an app to solve this problem.

    Currently I have to store each contact with +1868 with the number, for landlines this don't work  .....

    Help needed

  • parkx313 Level 1 (0 points)

    Having same issue, I checked region and that's fine. Restored several times and still not fixing anything?  Anyone managed to solve this yet?

  • shahysherif Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem, a couple of days ago in Egypt all the mobile numbers were changed to be 11 digits not 10. iPhone users in Egypt are now facing this problem, if the contact has the area code (+2) listed before the 11 digit number, then the name appears in the messages, and doesn't appear in the phone log. If the 11-digit number is saved without the area code (+2), then the name appears in the phone log, but doesn't appear in the msgs. Anyway I've heard about a solution but it only works for JAILBROKEN iPhones, it's installing a package called "CallerID-format Fix" from Cydia. For me, my iPhone is not jailbroken, so I'm just waiting for Apple to resolve this issue, probably in IOS5.

  • hamadfromkuwait Level 1 (0 points)

    i have ios5 now,  I checked region and that's fine and i still got the same problem ,

  • mo210 Level 1 (0 points)

    I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS5 and have the same problem. I've saved all my contacts with the international prefix (+xxx xxxxxxxx) but when i dial a number without the prefix the name doesn't appear in log.  More problematic is when a number in my contacts calls, the name doesn't show because of that prefix !


    Have tried changing regions in Settings as well as playing around with how I save the numbers but haven't managed to solve the issue.


    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  • abubasim66 Level 1 (55 points)

    Same problem on iPhone 4 upgraded to iOS 5. I'm in Oman and landline calls will not show up with the name unless I store these without the country code prefix +968. This was working fine with previos iOS versions, including 4.3.5. Incoming mobile calls show up correctly though.

  • abubasim66 Level 1 (55 points)

    Downgraded my iPhone 4 back to 4.3.5 while waiting for Apple to release a fix to 5.0.


    The downgrade was painless - just had to enter DFU mode, then use iTunes (Option-click on Restore to select my previously downloaded 4.3.5 image). No need to exit recovery mode after install. The only disadvantage is that backups cannot be restored so I had to set up the phone as a new phone.

  • vanettenco Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same problem.  Have done and checked all the responses and no luck.  Even got through to Apple an did not give good info.

  • parkx313 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar problem, was because I was on an unofficial carrier.  Apple just released a carrier bundle update for Telecom NZ and now works perfect, I can only assume they have for the majority of unofficial carriers by now.  Just plug your iPhone into iTunes and it should offer an update.

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