Anyone know how to get rid of the blue profile pic circle and replace with my Google one on Android 7?

screenshot showing missing profile pic

The trick used to be to turn on contact sync on Google plus and clear contacts cache, but I can't see that setting in the latest version of plus!

On my Moto G4+ which I've just had reset (as it went in for a repair).

  • I don't know if repair has anything to do with it. My phone has done the same thing for years.
    – Ethan Z
    Commented May 16, 2017 at 21:54
  • @EthanZ well it was fine before I sent it for repair ;) I more meant after reset... Commented May 17, 2017 at 8:59
  • I know when I changed my icon last year it came back for about a day and disappeared again. That might be helpful for anyone looking at this question.
    – Ethan Z
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 10:36
  • Dupe of question here: android.stackexchange.com/questions/174001 (also unanswered) Commented May 17, 2017 at 11:07

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I had the same issue on Nougat and changing the profile photo in contacts app worked for me

Open Contacts App - Settings - My Info and change your profile photo.

Works immediately, no restart needed.

  • I really wanted to get the old one back. I'm pretty sure this would work as it's going to be a pretty basic error if changing it doesn't change it ;) Commented Aug 1, 2017 at 9:56
  • @IanGrainger When my profile picture gone I tried to change it via Users - Profile Info - Picture and there, changing it doesn't change it really :)))
    – icemalkan
    Commented Aug 2, 2017 at 6:17
  • So now I looked I realised part of the problem is that I didn't realise I could click on the generic profile pic to change it! I managed to get my old pic and put it back on and all is good - it's annoying that it doesn't sync for some reason!? Come on Google! Commented Aug 2, 2017 at 8:04

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