Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 4:18 AM (in response to littlekelli)
same here, names change back to facebook-state every so often. as this is how they are sorted in the contact list, its not a cosmetic but a usability issue.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to cbosel)
I have linked them together (iCloud and Facebook) I then choose which name I want to be used. To me, this should finish the job, and it should be stored.. Only to see it change back. I have made the corrections on my iPad as well, I am hopeful that this was what was causing it to go back on my phone as it was an issue of iCloud and my iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 3:20 AM (in response to littlekelli)
Hi, where is the option to "use this name for unified card"? I have just been manually editing them, not that that works either!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 12:15 AM (in response to littlekelli)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to littlekelli)
I have the same problem and it's annoying. I hope in the next iOS update they fix this! I would like to chose somewhere which is going to be my default name of my contacts (the iCloud name or Facebook name)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 5:53 AM (in response to littlekelli)
Is there any update or resolution, except for turning fb integration off, at the moment?
I personally would prefer an option, to choose that pre-existing contacts on iCloud should take the lead on the naming of a contact card, and optional choosing to have it updated / enriched by fb upon my approval.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to littlekelli)
Same problem here. Driving me crazy. Seems like an iOS bug much more than a Facebook bug.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to littlekelli)
This is SO annoying!! Like everyone says, driving me crazy. I wish Apple would fix the problem - it's completely messing up my whole address book, and i'm fed up with my hundreds of contact name changes being overwritten & changed every time my phone syncs with Facebook. Grrr...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to edskii79)
Same for me. By the way: The problem does not seem to be related to iCloud. I tried storing my contacts via Exchange/Gmail and had the same problem when using facebook integration.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to pizza_diavola)
The problem, in my opinion, lies with the syncing of your iPhone contacts with Facebook...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 9:22 AM (in response to edskii79)
Agreed!!!! I belive the facebook contacts (facebook interaction) over rides your phones (or mac, ipad, etc) contacts.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 8:07 PM (in response to littlekelli)
I have the solution for this, so please full attention here to get it correctly. I found the steps from the iOS 6 manual.
Link a contact: Edit a contact, tap Edit, then tap and choose the contact entry to link to.
Linked contacts aren’t merged. If you change or add information in a unified contact, the
changes are copied to each source account where that information already exists.
If you link contacts with different first or last names, the names on the individual cards won’t
change, but only one name appears on the unified card. To choose which name appears when
you view the unified card, tap the linked card with the name you prefer, then tap Use This Name
For Unified Card.
View contact information from a source account: Tap one of the source accounts.
Unlink a contact: Tap Edit, tap , then tap Unlink
First Step: Edit contacts
Second Step: Scroll down & Click + symbol
Third Step: Click linked contacts (choose your contact that you want to be linked if the contact you are in)
Fourth Step: Click done
Fifth Step: Go to LINKED CONTACTS
Sixth Step: Choose your prefer name ex. Facebook: Taylor Rocker
iCould: Taylor Swift
Seven Step: EXAMPLE: I choose iCould to be my prefer name.
Click on iCould: Taylor Swift
There will be a new button appear which is "Use This Name For Unified Card"
FYI: IF FACEBOOK NAME AND ICOULD NAME ARE THE SAME OR A BIT DIFFERENT, YOU CANNOT CHOOSE WHICH NAME YOU WANT TO BE APPEAR.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 8:48 PM (in response to W.H.HILMI)
This issue was not how to create a link, or how to set what name is to be used in the unified card. These step were already done, as I briefly stated in my post. After linking and setting what name is to be used in the unified card, for example I wanted "Mom" to show as "Mom" vs. "Jackie Smith". The unified card goes back to the Facebook name (jackie smith vs mom) every time Facebook updates contact info. This issue is with the name going back to the Facebook name Vs the name you want it to use and set it to use.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 10:15 PM (in response to W.H.HILMI)
As i'm sure everybody experiencing this problem in this post has tried, i'm afraid this doesn't work. Even if you select 'Use This Name For Unified Card', the name will later return to whatever the chosen Facebook name is (I guess during the next time your phone syncs with your Facebook contacts). Apple haven't issued a fix for this problem yet, from what i can see...