How to Sync FaceBook With iPhone

By Andrew McClain

It's easy to become scattered throughout the virtual world. Between social media, your work computer, your home computer and your iPhone, it may take you a while to find a particular contact. However, with the free Facebook app for iPhone, you can consolidate your contacts. The app downloads profile pictures and contact information to your iPhone. It creates new contacts in your Contacts List and merges the contact information with existing contacts. The app also constantly keeps the information synced, so your contacts list reflects profile photos or other changes.

Download the Facebook App

Step 1

Open the App Store on your iPhone.

Step 2

Search for "Facebook."

Step 3

Click the "Install" button. A confirmation dialog opens.

Step 4

Enter your "Apple ID" and password to start the download and installation.

Step 5

Open the Facebook app.

Step 6

Enter your Facebook "User Name" and "Password."

Step 7

Click "Login," and the app will open to your Facebook account.

Sync Your Contacts

Step 1

Open the Facebook app.

Step 2

Click the button in the top left of the screen to open the Facebook menu page.

Step 3

Click the "Friends" button.

Step 4

Click the "Sync" button to open the Sync Contacts page.

Step 5

Slide the "Syncing" control to "On."

Step 6

Slide the "Replace photos" control to "On" if you want to replace the pictures in your iPhone's contacts with your friends' Facebook profile pictures.

Step 7

Click the "Sync Contacts" button. This opens a confirmation window.

Step 8

Click the "I Agree" button to start the sync process.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also access your friends' Facebook profiles directly from their Contact file.