Turn on and off Facebook Contact Syncing for HTC One M8

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to turn on and off the option to sync your phone contacts with Facebook on an HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on top of the phone.
    Once the phone has been activated we will see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, swipe the screen up.
    Once the phone has been unlocked we will see the home screen, and at the bottom we will see 5 icons. We now need to open the application folder.
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    We can do that by tapping the icon in the middle, at the bottom of the screen.
    There is a grid of white dots. This is the icon for the applications folder.
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    Now that the folder has been opened, we need to find and tap the Facebook application.
    There is a Facebook icon, which is a blue background with a white "f" inside, and underneath it says the word "Facebook". Your application may be in a different location, so look for the icon in your folder. We now need to find the settings menu.
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    To do that, we need to tap the menu icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
    There are three gray horizontal lines. They're very faint, but we can see them.
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    Scroll up or down to find "App Settings", and tap on it.
    There will be a gray circle with a white gear inside. This will open up the settings menu.
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    Scroll to the bottom and tap on "Sync Contacts".
    Underneath it says "Don't sync", which indicates the option that is currently selected.
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    Tap on the chosen option.
    At the top it says, "Add Facebook pictures, status, and contact info to Contacts?" This means that this function will sync our contacts from our phonebook to Facebook, so that Facebook can put information about those contacts in your phonebook. When we go to our phonebook on our HTC One M8 and look at our contacts, we will see their status updates and a photo. We can see that the blue circle is to the right of "Don't sync", indicating that it is the selected option. We also have two other options: "Sync all", "Sync data about all friends to Contacts", or "Sync with existing contacts", "Sync data about friends already in Contacts". We're going to choose "Sync all".
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    Make sure the blue circle moves to that option, then press "Sync" in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
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    We can now see under "Sync Contacts" it says "Sync all".
    If we ever want to change it again, we can press down on the option again.
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    We then have the option to "Remove Facebook data".
    It says, "Remove Facebook data from Contacts. Use information about friends only in Facebook." Tap on this option to remove the Facebook data from our contacts.
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    Press down on "Done" in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
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    It now says "Don't sync" under "Sync Contacts".
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to turn on and off the option to sync your contacts with Facebook on an HTC One M8.
    If you have any questions, comments or queries about this video, or about the process that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we will answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Questions and Answers

I do not have the sync option in my Facebook settings?

I have been through the steps but when I go into the app setting I do not have the sync contacts options. I have tried: Uninstall app, re install, reset phone, turn phone off. I think it was caused by: I do not know. They were synced until I had to reset my password for Facebook

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As suggested by a Facebook support team representative, this feature had been removed. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10153485306296293. Your application was updated, which is why the option disappeared.

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As a solution, you might want to keep checking back for the application upgrades, in case the developer decides to put the feature back, or using alternatives like Fast.

Trying to turn off PHOTO SYNC on M9?

I am trying to turn off the PHOTO SYNC option on an M9 phone. There doesn't appear to be a tab to do this.. I have tried: Followed the instructions for turning it off but the option doesn't exist within the app.

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