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As of a couple of weeks ago my Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.1.1) no longer syncs contacts from Facebook. I have the Facebook app installed and calendar and the gallery are syncing fine but the contacts fail. I get the following message:

Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly.

Just to be clear, it did used to sync the contacts fine, but then the above started happening. I have updated the Facebook app a few times but I cannot remember if it started happening immediately after one of these updates. Anyone know what's going on or how to fix it?

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Have you tried removing and re-adding the Facebook account in your "Accounts and Sync" settings? Sometimes something in the sync process can get corrupted (left half-finished, etc) and that prevents future sync attempts from working properly. If you clear the account info off the phone and then re-sync it (Wi-Fi recommended) you should get a clean copy.

If that doesn't work, something's borked with your Facebook app; try completely uninstalling and reinstalling the app (or at least remove all updates, if your phone/provider considers Facebook a "system app"). If you'd said that none of the Facebook sections were syncing properly, I'd say you were on a LAN that was blocking access to the domain, but that's apparently not the case here.

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Tried removing the account and then re-adding it but no luck. I'm pretty sure I already tried deleting and reinstalling the whole app already with no success. Guess I might have to try again. –  humble coffee Nov 18 '12 at 12:46

I have several photo albums from FB on my Galaxy S3 and noticed it was missing a few. Going into the phone's gallery -> settings -> accounts (FB)->remove account -> re-log back in and it's fixed both the calendar and the gallery sync. Note* make sure in gallery -> content to display -> content in Facebook is checked.

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