iPhone - Synchronize data and events of your Facebook friends with your contacts list and calendar

December 2016



Apple and Facebook have worked together for a better integration of Facebook into iOS devices. Facebook has become an integral part of everyday life of many people and it is also the case of smartphones. This guide will show you how to get the most out of the Facebook integration with your iPhone.
  • Prerequisites: Download and install the Facebook app for iOS
  • Note that the Facebook application for iPhone and iPod Touch is different from the Facebook application for iPad and iPad mini. However, the steps to sync your Facebook data with your mobile device are identical for all iOS devices.

Getting Started


Once you have installed Facebook on your iPhone, follow these simple steps to sync the data:
  • Log in to your Facebook account using the "Facebook" application on your iPhone.
  • Go to the iPhone settings> Facebook
  • Under "Allow These Appd to Use Your Account", turn ON:
    • Calendar
    • Contacts
    • Facebook
  • Click on "update all contacts"
  • Facebook will now access your iPhone contact list and it will update your address book with data from your Facebook account.
    • Profile pictures and nicknames will be associated to your contacts. Note that: If you have a large number of contacts it can take a while (up to 10 minutes).
  • Once this the update is complete, you can verify that you have pictures of your friends associated to their respective entries in the contacts list of your iPhone.
    • Photos of your Facebook contacts will be marked by small "Facebook" icons.

Sync your Facebook events and birthdays with the calendar of your iPhone


Another useful synchronization feature newly introduced with iOS 6 is the ability to sync your iPhone with your Facebook calendar event. Here's how:
  • Go to the iPhone settings> Facebook
  • Under "Allow These Appd to Use Your Account", turn ON:
    • Calendar
  • Your phone will automatically sync the Facebook events with your Calendar
  • Open your "Calendar" application and press the "Calendars" button in the upper left
  • Scroll to the "Facebook" section and you will see two calendars: "Facebook events" and" Birthday "

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