Contact photos syncing
The outlook client will hold contact photos. Can these be synced to the phone contacts when sending contacts to the phone
Nick Zampieri commented
Ability to add a photo from the Outlook App when editing the contact is a must. This ensures that in the future, if ever a full sync happens you won’t lose the photos identifying your contacts.
Current workaround is to:
1- Add contact through Outlook app without a photo
2- Goto iOS Contacts and edit it there within the app (ignore the read-only thing as it does not apply to the photo)
3- Save the contact within the iOS app
Now you can go back and edit anything else via the Outlook App as long as you don’t edit the photo. The changes will not remove the photo, however, if you issue a full sync or reinstall Outlook App from scratch, the contact photos will all be blank again.
Outlook for iOS with Intune is a subpar experience because of this. I just lost all my photos on my phone's contacts.
How hard is this?
akash patil commented
Office profile photo doesn’t sync to app. So when you need to choose the account from top left menu, I see both accounts confusing as I have two accounts with name starting with “A”.
Contact photos, or else a colored circle with the sender's initials, appear in the email list but not in the contacts list (from the search tab). Please add these to the contacts too, as they help more easily visually identify different people by picture and color.
Find a way to transfer contact photos from exchange or OWA to all mobile devices (iOS) all the time. Similar experience on all devices should be the standard.
Munetaka Araki commented
Please fix this issue so that when company uses Intune for management setup, all Photos of users will show up in native contact app
When I only have one email account setup the user account photo shows up. When I add a second email account the photo disappears....
Please allow us to show or hide contact photos per account added, not just globally on or off...
Instead of the colored circles, show contact photos that we have previously added to the contact information, just like Outlook.com on the web.
Currently Outlook for iOS shows contact photos only if they have been added by the contacts themselves.
Please add the feature to transfer photos from Outlook to Contacts on the iPhone. The rest of the contact information transfers, why not the photo?
When I’m trying to find a contact on a new email that it’s not appearing on the list I need to select search directory. It’s there an option to disable this feature and when I’m looking for a contact composing a new email. If there isn’t option to disable it would be great. I think in the past this option doesn’t exist.
You should add the possibility to use photos connected with contacts stored in OneDrive and iCloud.
Шостак Юрий Григорьевич commented
Application is not good for corporations users because no contacts photo.
Never cared to see contact photos in calendar. Pure noise, distraction, and wasted space. There is an option to remove it from email, why not calendar.
Contacts are just added to the main iPhone account. Can they not be added in an outlook group so you can hide work ones when you want? Photos are also a must please!!
This is an option on the iPhone app but not the Android app. I have Android users that have asked about getting the option as well.
WEIDERT,FRANK (K-Germany,ex1) commented
While contacts now sync from outlook ap to the iOS contacts app, the contact pictures are missing!!! So in my iOS contacts - wich are used by my phone and car - there are NO pictures, even though I have them all in outlook! Please make this happen!
I know it’s possible to turn off contact photos for the inbox. However, when searching, the contact photos show up. For the public release of Outlook (not the internal corporate dogfood), I am getting inappropriate contact photos that the sender has configured. I have been able to disable them for the inbox, but every time I use search, the top of the search module shows frequent contacts and their inappropriate pictures show up.
Wendy Feldstein commented
Your contacts are so frustrating, everyday they are not helpful and try to make ones from emails vs finding the actual ones in contacts. This if the same domain sends various auto emails you can never find your contact especially if it does not have an email.
Steve O'Brien commented
Contact photos currently work for contacts in gmail accounts when the contact only has a single email address associated with it. If a contact has multiple email addresses (work and home for example) the photo won’t be displayed). At least in my case, these are usually the contacts that I interact with the most...
While this seems to me to be a “bug”, when I contacted support I was told that it wasn’t a supported feature and that I should post it as an “idea”. Seems mostly supported to me, just with a little implementation issue that can hopefully be easily addressed for a consistent user experience.