CM12/Lollipop - Contact names not showing, only numbers [FIX]

  1. Adapting
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 15, 2015

    Adapting , Apr 15, 2015 :
    Hi Guys, I had an issue with Lollipop where my contacts names were not showing in the Messages app, I found a fairly easy fix and thought I would share it :)
    When the issue was occurring the default Messaging app couldn't map from phone numbers to Contact names so no ones names were showing up, just their numbers.

      • Go to Settings > Apps and clear the app data for anything related to Contacts, Dialer and Phone.
      • Then re-sync your G-mail (or other account) to your phone
      • Check in your messages app to see if it worked.

    Hope this helped anyone who come across this issue. :)

  2. Antogorman
    Donut Apr 19, 2015

  3. feluda
    Lollipop Apr 19, 2015

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  4. Adapting
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 20, 2015

    Adapting , Apr 20, 2015 :
    Great to hear, no probs :)

  5. rtomb
    Honeycomb Apr 20, 2015

    rtomb , Apr 20, 2015 :
    Good tip, but if you haven't used an email account to sync your contacts you can use the app Twitch Contacts which worked very well for me!

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  6. Psykomaann
    Donut Apr 27, 2015

    Psykomaann , Apr 27, 2015 :
    I have the same problem and do not understand the fix. Is it like just removing an app? I don't get it. Says that synchronisation failed everytime i do it
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015

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  7. Wrv
    Gingerbread May 1, 2015

    Wrv , May 1, 2015 :
    Can't seem to get this to fix, would like to try the app for a bit instead of Textra. Have cleared data for Phone, Dialer, Contacts, Messaging, Textra, Ready, re-synced contacts, still not showing. Any ideas?

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  8. JeromeFr
    Gingerbread May 4, 2015

    JeromeFr , May 4, 2015 :
    It doesn't change anything for me, the contacts are still broken Messages app.
    Any other ideas?

  9. Eno Sulpeno
    Froyo May 6, 2015

    Eno Sulpeno , May 6, 2015 :
    I have the same issue with the contact names in the (standard SMS/MMS) Messaging App.
    => Since ota-update to CM12!
    Before deleting all data from contact-related apps, I first looked into the (standard) Contacts App.
    I found out, that the format of the numbers in contacts where changed - at least the way they're displayed.
    example ⁄⁄ from: 0160 1234567 to: 016-012-34567
    (seems like the contact app / system tried to change numbers into another format with country-codes without adding country-codes :-/ )

    For the Dailer it does not seem to be any problem to still detect the correct contact and show the correct name. But for the Messaging App it is,.. Why do I think this is the problem:
    I manually changed some contact numbers back to the "original format" without any "-" in between. Afterwards the Messaging App came up with correct contact names for the "format-fixed" numbers.

    I also looked into my gmail-contact-area and found out, that the contacts are in the "wrong" format there as well. So a re-sync of contacts shouldn't make any difference for me.

    Either there is a fix / way the Messaging App can show the correct names without having the format of the contact numbers changed. Or I just see it working after a manually changing them all.... :-(

  10. CountryBoyCRO
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 6, 2015

  11. bigtwin
    Froyo May 6, 2015

    bigtwin , May 6, 2015 :
    I had the same problems. No names. I replace the theme, then it is OK.

  12. Adapting
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 7, 2015

  13. kashifb
    Cupcake May 8, 2015

  14. Rohilmehta
    Eclair May 9, 2015

    Rohilmehta , May 9, 2015 :
    In my case when i am trying to send massage from app and if ill try to add any contact than number is coming exactly from backwards i.e if correct no. is 0123456789 it is showing 9876543210

    kindly suggest how can i fix this.

    its happening for all the contacts.

  15. fisherman
    Donut May 20, 2015

  16. davey1978
    Cupcake May 20, 2015

    davey1978 , May 20, 2015 :
    Great Fix! Clearing app data worked a treat, been driving me mad for weeks.


  17. deeay
    Eclair May 21, 2015

    deeay , May 21, 2015 :
    After downloading the update, which arrived Alandroed 5 mobile Baschen

  18. DubbelsZ
    Cupcake Jun 26, 2015

  19. civil_mike
    Cupcake Aug 15, 2015

    civil_mike , Aug 15, 2015 :
    So happy i found this after owning my brand new oneplus 1 for one day :)

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  20. hsharma18
    Gingerbread Aug 17, 2015

    hsharma18 , Aug 17, 2015 :
    clearing App data didn't work for me....tried changing themes also but no luck....Any other suggestions ?