Update: Learn how to remove already synched contacts for iOS6 + iPhone5 here.
So more fallout from the Facebook debacle where it changed your default email address. Gizmodo reports that if you synch your contacts list with your Facebook friends, all kinds of things have gone wonky. Some are reporting their entire contacts list being wiped out. Those of you testing iOS6 are particularly at risk due to its deep Facebook integration.
If you never enabled contacts synching with FaceBook, high five. I’ll spare the rest of you from the lecture about allowing ANY application to interact with your contacts data. Instead, here’s how to decouple your contacts list in your phone from Facebook:
Using an iPhone, launch the Facebook app in your iPhone and select Friends. Tap the sync button on the top right and tap sync contacts. Turn off syncing.
If you’re on an Android phone, go the main menu, and click on Settings. Under Other Settings, select Sync Contacts. Select Remove Facebook data.
– Bradley Fitzhenry, Brand Manager MJR Creative Group
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