4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2012 8:01 AM by BusyChris18
CShoush Level 1 (0 points)

I just got the new 4S iPhone (woohoo!).  Everything synced to this new phone, including my contacts.  However, it's doing this strange thing with the texts -- its not recognizing the phone numbers with my contacts.  So, although I have the number stored under someone's name in my phone, the text is only showing the phone number .... What can I do to change this???


I even tried saying these text messages under the contacts name, but it still won't do anything.

iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • samantha15332 Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm having the same issue.  Some had luck with updating programming (*228 Verizon).

  • CShoush Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!! I did the *228 thing and it worked

  • Vanessa Balch Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried that and it didn't work for me. :-(

  • BusyChris18 Level 1 (5 points)

    I recently updated over the air to ios 5.1 over the air on my iphone.  Now when I send texts to other iphone users, it is showing my old apple id as my identification on their iphones...instead of my name/mobile number shown in their contacts.  I recently updated my apple id to a new email address because I changed carriers.  Accessing itunes store with new apple id works fine.


    So I send a text to my friend and he sees "xxxxxx@comcast.net" instead of my name which is in his contacts.  The same thing happens with other people with iphones.  I have VW as my carrier.  If I send texts to non iphone users, they show my name as listed in their contacts.  So definitely an iphone to iphone issue.


    I tried reprogramming the phone using *228 with VW and pressing 1.  It hasn't helped.  It also went back to normal for a day so I thought it was fixed, but is happening again now.


    This is so frustrating.  My iphone friends don't know who I am when I text them so they aren't responding!!!!