I am desperate for app space on my HTC Desire. When looking at what I use app storage for, i can see that 12 mb (since this question was first asked this has grown to 16 mb) is spent on contacts. This is probably because I sync contacts with Facebook, and therefore have pictures of a lot of contacts. Now, to save space, I would like to delete these pictures. How can I do that?

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    I find that this data usage grows with time even when you aren't adding many contacts. Therefore, I think it includes information like latest status updates (from facebook, twitter, etc.) So the picture delete may not help... Commented Jul 13, 2011 at 12:52

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On my phone I have an option to delete bulk contact pictures when I push the menu button when in my contacts. However this is using a custom rom on an htc desire hd. I'm pretty sure if you're still running sense you can choose to uncheck the sync with facebook option, along with a delete contact picture option. If worse comes to worst then you can always manually delete the pictures of each contact after you uncheck the sync with facebook option.


I somehow managed to do this. I am not quite sure how, but I created a fake Facebook profile with no friends (hence no pictures to sync). I then tried to set up the syncing of contacts with this Facebook profile. I got an error message that the service was unavailable when trying to log into this profile, and suddenly all the pictures disappeared from my contacts! I am now down on using 9 MB on contacts instead of 16 mb.

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