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iPhone doesn't show the contact name when receiving a call

How to solve when on iPhone contact names are not showing, only the number
On iPhones the incoming calls do not show names even though you have saved that numbers in your contacts. We have 2 solutions

Solution for Verizon iPhones
One anonymous user (thanks!!!) has submitted in the comments a solution for user with verizon iPhones. Apparently the root of the problem is not because of your phone's, international settting or firmware but it is the iphone's carrier fault. To fix the problem:

1. Call *228 on your verizon phone and press 1 to program
2. Call *228 on your verizon phone again and press 2 to update your roaming status.
3. Turn off your phone and turn it back on.


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Solution with iPhones with old firmwares

Using an iPhone in an unsupported country on versions 1.1.3 or earlier the problem. 

Under 1.1.1 I solved this using this fix 


Under 1.1.3. After some research I found a simple way to solve the phone number problem. Previously there were some solutions which involved manually uploading files via SSH and changing some iPhone's files. I have found a method here for solving the problem with the installer and whithout any manual intervention.

This method is reported to solve a certain crash and the name problems. As I didn't have any crash I was a little worried that it might cause some troubles.After having tested it my iPhone I can report that it works fine and the phone number problem is fixed.


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19 comments:

  1. hello friend, you did not gave any solution :(

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  2. Aright, it happened to me before but I found a solution for it. I have an iphone 4s with Verizon. If your incoming calls do not show names even though you have saved that numbers in your contact....it is not because of your phone, international settting, or your phone's firmware. It is simply your phone's carrier. In this case, I have Verizon. To fix the problem,

    1. Call *228 on your verizon phone and press 1 to program
    2. Call *228 on your verizon phone again and press 2 to update your roaming status.
    3. Turn off your phone and turn it back on.

    That's how my fix my problem. I hope this would help you.

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    1. This worked perfectly!

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    2. This worked for me when I got a new Verizon iPhone last month. Today, the Recent calls all reverted to numbers, instead of contact names, as did incoming calls. Tried the fix again and it didn't work. Then updated to version 5.1 and this fixed the problem.

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  3. You are awesome! I thought I was going to have to go back to the Apple store! THANK YOU!!!!

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  4. Thank you. This worked perfectly for my Verizon iPhone 4S, too. Much appreciated.

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  5. Worked for me as well, thanks for the tip!!

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  6. Searched the net all over with many reasons point to international setting which does NOT sovle this issue however the steps here resolved the issue. Great work and great tip!

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  7. Worked like a charm! Thank you! PS-you definitely have to do both *228 1 and then call back and hit 2 like he said.

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  8. Worked for me too!

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  9. Worked great for me also. Thanks for the solution!

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  10. Problem fixed...thanks :)

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  11. Worked for me, too. I love how people share solutions on the Internet. Thank you!

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  12. Me din't work for me,I don't know why? My problem still the some

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  13. This worked perfectly...thanks so much..it was a very annoying problem, and hate going to verizon store!! Thank you

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  14. There is other solution.when you save the contact there is a place where the phone number is and below it says iphone and its blank so just copy the phone and paste it on the iphone box then it will work. Try editing all the others It will work if the other doesnt work.

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  15. Did not work for me to turn it off then back on. I have i-phone 4s

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  16. mine doesn't show the number all incoming call just show "unknown" !!! what can I do?

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  17. Didn't work for me. I was so hopeful, too :(

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