Many people want to have their Facebook contacts synced with their Android contacts, including information such as birthday and so on.

I have the official Facebook app installed on my Android 2.3.3 phone and it automatically syncs the email address and profile picture from Facebook. But it doesn't sync the birthdays.

So I chose the iCal approach so that you export your Facebook calendar and import it to the Google calendar (web interface).

But some days ago, someone told me that you can sync your Facebook birthdays with your Android contacts simply by adding the account in your "Accounts" settings. Is this true? How does it work? For me, it just syncs the photo and the email, as I've said.

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As far as i'm aware, you can't actually sync the birthdays to your contacts. It is however possible to sync your Facebook Events (including birthdays) to your Android calendar. All you need to do is add your Facebook Calendar to your Google Calendar. You can find out how to do this here

  • Thanks, using the calendar export is what I've done already. But someone showed me that he has synced the birthdays to his Android contacts. Does it depend on the Android version, maybe?
    – caw
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 12:28
  • It seems to, although i am running 4.0.4 on a Galaxy S3 and a field for 'birthdays' doesn't exist for contacts. Perhaps it was removed?
    – Oliver G
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 12:41
  • Are you sure? When editing a contact, you can choose "Add date" or something like this and then choose between anniversaries and birthdays, can't you?
    – caw
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 12:44
  • My apologies, you are correct. 'Add Event' features a birthday field.
    – Oliver G
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 12:46
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    After further investigation, it appears this is only possible to do using a paid app called FContactSync.
    – Oliver G
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 13:47

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