How to Sync Facebook Contacts With an iPhone

Written by catherine hewson
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How to Sync Facebook Contacts With an iPhone
You can sync Facebook contacts and photos to your iPhone. (Hannah Johnston/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

While many iPhone users choose to manually manage their contacts, some prefer the convenience of syncing contacts with the iPhone. The Facebook app for iPhone makes it possible to sync all of your Facebook friends' contact information with your iPhone contact list. Configuring the Facebook to iPhone contact sync is a simple and quick process.

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  1. 1

    Press the "Facebook" app icon on your iPhone to launch the "Facebook" app. If you do not have the app, you can download it by visiting the "App Store" and searching for "Facebook."

  2. 2

    Press the "Friends" icon in the "Facebook" app.

  3. 3

    Press the "Sync" button.

  4. 4

    Press the button next to "Syncing" to turn on "Syncing."

  5. 5

    Press the "I Agree" button to enable syncing between your iPhone and Facebook account.

  6. 6

    Press the button next to "Replace Photos" so that it is in the "On" position to enable Facebook profile photo syncing between your iPhone address book and Facebook. The "Facebook" app will then sync photos and contacts onto your iPhone. This process may take several minutes to complete, depending on the number of Facebook friends you have.

Tips and warnings

  • If you ever want to remove the sync between Facebook and your iPhone address book, you can do so by launching the "Facebook" app, going to "Friends" and moving the "Syncing" button to "Off."

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