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how to delete contact photos?
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:36:18 AM »
I've searched, but nothing comes up in regards to deleting google contact info on the Nexus 7, especially pictures associated with them. Is there a way to delete these?  Thanks in advance!



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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 12:27:28 PM »
Open the People application (Contacts), select the contact you would like to edit and tap the pen/pencil icon top right to edit.
To remove the picture from a contact just tap the picture and a menu will appear with the options, Remove photo, Take new photo and Select new photo from Gallery.

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 04:31:53 PM »
Most of my pictures in People are connected with Friendcaster. I use it instead of FB. It seems in the situation where the picture is from someone else's profile you don't have control of the photo. Google Plus etc..If you inserted the photo of that contact yourself initially then you should have control.

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« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 04:34:47 PM by bjs229 »

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 04:41:00 PM »
Great! On a related question, how do you remove pictures/videos from the gallery?  Thanks!

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 04:41:46 PM »
Most of my pictures in People are connected with Friendcaster. I use it instead of FB. It seems in the situation where the picture is from someone else's profile you don't have control of the photo. Google Plus etc..If you inserted the photo of that contact yourself initially then you should have control.

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« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 04:48:17 PM by JayJ »
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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 04:47:28 PM »
Great! On a related question, how do you remove pictures/videos from the gallery?  Thanks!


You can long press on a thumbnail and that picture will be highlighted, select any other pictures in that folder (multi select) and then press the trash can top right.
Or you could use/install a file manager to manage and delete files, or if you have pictures you want but don't want to be displayed in the Gallery you can add a .nomedia file to the folder using a file manager and pictures and that folder will not be visible in the Gallery app.

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 07:45:12 PM »
JayJ, I'm not seeing the trash can. I can highlight the thumbnail, but no trash can appears? What could be wrong? Thanks again!

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 08:50:09 PM »
What I was saying was the PEOPLE app which I think that you are referring to, Doesn't let you change the picture of some of your contacts depending on where they were imported from.
You asked for help and I was trying to help. Figure it out.

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« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 08:53:36 PM by bjs229 »

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 08:55:03 PM »
They were Imported from my HTC Rezound, I was able to delete the associated contact info, but still not able to delete the pics (many with NO contact relevance)from the Gallery.

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 09:04:48 PM »
@ sftamx1

You may have missed JayJ's reference to long pressing which means to touch and hold until you are given a screen change with different options.

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 09:50:35 PM »
Sometimes in gallery the trash can doesn't show up. Just highlight the picture and in the menu there should be a delete option. Don't worry, you don't have to use Waste book.
If you would have mentioned the gallery in your original post it would have been a lot easier for everyone to try and decipher your problem and help.

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« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 10:26:30 PM by bjs229 »

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 11:36:53 PM »
Still not finding a delete option, in menu, after a long press.Very strange. Thanks for trying to help, though.

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 11:38:45 PM »
Are you in the Gallery ? You don't have to long press sometimes just highlight the pic and then use the menu in the top right. Inside there should be a delete option.

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 11:55:09 PM »
A file manager is going to be your next move like JJ suggested.

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Re: how to delete contact photos?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 01:15:33 AM »
I've tried it on all folders/pics on my 7 and it works for them all, can't understand why it's not working for you?

Place finger on a picture and hold until the screen changes to this view...




You can then select more pics and then the trash can, top right to delete...


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