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Editing contact in GMail overwrites iPhone contact photo with a poor quality picture

Editing contact in GMail overwrites iPhone contact photo with a poor quality picture

I spend a decent amount of time setting the photos for all the contacts on my iPhone so that the photo will come up full-screen when talking to them on the phone. I use ActiveSync to sync my iPhone with Google Contacts and Calendar, and that is all working fine, and the photos appear correctly in GMail.

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Guest [Entry]

"Someone posted a workaround for this problem in the Google forum linked in Wolf's answer.

In GMail, go to Settings->General, and change the Contacts' Pictures setting to ""Only show pictures that I've chosen for my contacts"".

This has the side-effect of only enabling syncing from the iPhone to GMail, and not the other way round, thus fixing the low-resolution picture problem.

Of course this fix will mean that you will no longer see the pictures that your contacts have chosen for themselves, but that's not a big loss for me personally."
Guest [Entry]

"Someone posted a workaround for this problem in the Google forum linked in Wolf's answer.

In GMail, go to Settings->General, and change the Contacts' Pictures setting to ""Only show pictures that I've chosen for my contacts"".

This has the side-effect of only enabling syncing from the iPhone to GMail, and not the other way round, thus fixing the low-resolution picture problem.

Of course this fix will mean that you will no longer see the pictures that your contacts have chosen for themselves, but that's not a big loss for me personally."