Depending on which version of Android you're running, there might be a Bugdroid or gender-neutral silhouette that appears for each contact that is missing a custom photo. While seeing these instead of a contact's photo isn't too big of a deal, it's always nice to see the faces of your family and friends that are calling you. This is especially useful if you're at a location where the volume of your device needs to be turned off and you can see who is calling with just a quick glance.
While this method is a bit slow for adjusting the photo of each contact in your address book, it's definitely worth the time for just a handful of people. However, there's no limit on the photos you can set, so if you do want to customize them all, go nuts!
Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your Android. If you don't have Facebook on your device for some reason, grab yourself a copy for free.
Step 2: Navigate to the photos area for one of your friends and find a picture you'd like to set as their contact photo.
Step 3: Press the menu button and then tap on Set as. In the small pop-up, select Contact Photo.
Step 4: Find the corresponding contact in your address book (which should load after the previous step).
Step 5: Adjust the crop lines to include the appropriate parts of the photo and press Done.
Now you'll see a friendly face instead of just a name and cute Android picture when your family and friends contact you.
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