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[Q] Numbers instead of contact name in SMS

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14th September 2011, 08:40 PM   |  #1  
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Whenever I receive a new SMS, only the contact number is shown.
I have to dial it up to see who it is.

How do I make it so the contact name will be shown instead of just the number?

Thank you.
14th September 2011, 10:11 PM   |  #2  
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That is weird. If you have the contact saved with that contact number, it should show. Is the format your numbers are saved in the same format that is received with the text messages? Also, is this with the stock app or with a 3rd party one?
14th September 2011, 11:16 PM   |  #3  
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Thank you for your answer.

Yes, it is the stock app.
Everything is stock on this device.

the numbers have a code (041 - for distance dial) before them, but this was not changed recently whereas the problem just recently started to happend.
15th September 2011, 12:28 AM   |  #4  
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Did you verify that Messaging -> Settings -> Only Mobile Numbers isn't checked?
15th September 2011, 12:32 AM   |  #5  
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Did you verify that Messaging -> Settings -> Only Mobile Numbers isn't checked?

I could not find such option, bassmadrigal.
15th September 2011, 09:14 AM   |  #6  
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You can try clearing the data for the messaging app found in Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> All -> Messaging

This *shouldn't* wipe your text messages (they should be stored in a different area), but it probably wouldn't hurt to back them up beforehand. I use SMS Backup and Restore found on the market.
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