With the release of the iPhone/iPod Touch App Store and the new Facebook App for iPhone, there’s a cool new way to update the contact pictures for you friends, that’s both quick and pretty easy. Here’s a quick run through of how to do this on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
First you’ll want to have the Facebook App installed. Here it’s located in the top left corner so let’s touch it to launch the Facebook App.
Once you’re in the facebook app you can just touch the friends icon at the bottom of the screen to view a list of all your facebook friends. I want to add a contact photo for my buddy Andrew Mager, so I’ll touch his name to bring up his facebook profile.
No we see Andrew’s profile page, where I can get his current status, chat with him, send him a message, or find his phone number. It’s too bad I can’t write on his facebook wall, that is a terrible mistake by facebook and I can’t believe they didn’t add that functionality to this app. I suppose we’ll have to wait for an update to post on people’s walls. Here I just touch Andrew’s photo to bring up pictures of him.
Once you’re looking at pictures, you can just flick your finger across the screen right or left to look through all the different photos of your friend. I’m want to set this picture of Andrew as his contact photo on my iPhone. Once you’ve found the photo you want, just hold the round home button at the bottom of your iPhone and press the power/sleep button on the top of the iPhone. This will make the screen flash white and take a screen capture of the photo.
Now let’s go back to the iPhone home screen, just press the round home button. To add Andrew’s picture to his contact info on the iPhone just touch the Contacts icon.
In the Contact listing scroll to find Andrew Mager and touch his name.
Now you can see Andrew’s contact info listed on the screen, touch the edit button on the top right to make changes or add info.
Near the top left of the info screen you can now see a square that says “Add Photo.” Touch it to add Andrew’s photo.
We’ve already captured Andrew’s photo from the Facebook App so touch “Choose Exisiting Photo”
Touch Camera Roll to see all the photos and screen captures you’ve taken on your iPhone.
Find the image you want to use for Andrew’s contact info. He’s the third picture on the top row, touch it to select the photo.
Now just touch to move the photo around and pinch to contract or expand the photo just the way you want it to appear and touch Set Photo
Now we see Andrew’s picture in his contact info page and we’re all done.
Now you’ll see this the next time you have an incoming phone call from Andrew Mager!