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Some applications on my phone (e.g. Maps) show a wrong picture for my user account. Specifically, an old picture is shown instead of last one I put on my Google+ account. How can I fix this?

I use a LG-P692 (Gelato) phone.

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It might take a while for the sync to happen, what's in your Settings > Accounts & Sync, is it active? Auto Sync checked? (this is on GB) – t0mm13b Oct 7 '12 at 22:48
@t0mm13b: I have a widget on the launcher with a shortcut to enable and disable the synch setting. I activate it when my WiFi is on. Then actually I changed my profile picture before buying the phone (which is my 1st Android device). So it looks like a mulfunction on the Google side. That is the reason of my question. – igi Oct 8 '12 at 19:48
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Your Google profile picture and your Google+ account CAN have different pictures. I'm sure most other Google apps probably use the Google profile picture. Make sure they are the same.

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I found the workaround using the Google Talk app:

  • Open Google Talk;
  • Click on your user profile thumbnail;
  • Click on the profile picture and select Change;
  • Browse for the picture and select it.

After a while with Sync option on, then the updated picture is shown on other apps.

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The problem with this workaround is that the uneven picture gets back when the phone is restarted... – igi Oct 27 '12 at 20:08

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