It’s really cool to meet college and school friends through Facebook after several years without a contact. I am a regular user of Facebook, and I have a lot of friends out there. When I don’t have the contact number of a person I quickly refer his Facebook profile to get that. Most of your Facebook friends would also have mobile numbers, photos, email and other details in their profiles. So it would be handy for you to use them all if you could sync Facebook data to your mobile phone.
One common feature in the latest smartphones is the ability to set a photo as caller ID. But for that usually you need photos of each contact and set it manually with caller ID application. In a recent update, the official Facebook application for iOS introduced a contact sync feature that let you fetch profile photos of phone contacts to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. To enable this, download and install Facebook for iOS version 3.1 from iTunes. After that click on “Friends” tab-here you will find the sync button at the top right side.
Enable Syncing and allow to Replace photos. The application will analyze exiting contacts in iPhone and then compare it with your Facebook profile. Matching contacts will be updated with Facebook photo, URL link to profile, email and other details. Obviously, the next time when someone calls you will see their Facebook profile as the caller ID.
Symbian users can use a third party application called Socially to set Facebook photo as their mobile caller ID. This application is available at the Ovi for free. Those who have any latest Nokia device can use the Nokia Social app to do the same.
In an Android device, you will find the option for Facebook photo sync in “Accounts and Sync” menu settings. Add a new account, select Facebook and keep the automatic sync enabled. Otherwise use the free app Callsocial that does the Facebook photo caller ID setup aromatically.