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Contact Posters Not Updating Fix | iPhone iOS 17

New iOS, new bugs.

iOS 17 is Apple’s newest operating system for their iPhone line. This new iOS introduces a ton of new features that many have requested for a long time now, and some new features like the Contact Posters that adds a little flair to how the people in your contacts can look.

This adds some personality to each and every one of your contacts that really spices things up. Problem here is that some have reported that Contact Posters are not updating correctly. In this guide, I will be showing you how to fix the issue on your Contact Posters to get it working ASAP.

Contact Posters Not Updating Fix

Now, before we begin looking into how we can fix Contact Posters, let’s first make sure that your iPhone is currently supported to have this feature.

With each major update, Apple will slowly stop supporting older iPhones and other devices as time goes on.

Here is a list of all of the supported devices that iOS 17 currently works on:

  • iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone SE (2020 & 2022)

If your iPhone is part of the list of supported devices, then you are free to continue.

Set Up Your Contact Poster

The first method you can do is to set up your Contact Poster first. When you first update your iPhone to iOS 17, your Contact Poster will be disabled, and you will need to set it up first.

To do that, you will need to go to your Contacts app and tap on your contact card. There, you will see that your Contact Poster is currently disabled.

Contact Poster is currently disabled in iOS 17.

To get it enabled, you will need to tap on the Contact Poster, and you will be guided through the process on creating your Contact Poster.

Once you finish, your Contact Poster will be created, and you should see your Contact Card now ready for use.

Contact Poster now ready for use in iOS 17.

Make Sure Name & Photo Sharing is Enabled

The next method in fixing the Contact Posters is to check if Name & Photo Sharing is enabled.

After updating your phone to iOS 17, the Name & Photo Sharing setting should be on by default after creating your Contact Poster.

On the chance that it is off, you can simply enable it by going to your Contacts app and tapping on your contact card. Once there, tap on Contact Photo & Poster.

Tapping on the Contact Poster to access the next screen in iOS 17.

After tapping the Contact Photo & Poster, you will be taken to the next page where you should see the Name & Photo Sharing option.

If it is disabled, re-enable it by tapping on it until the button is now green. Afterwards, you should be good to go.

Enabling the Name & Photo Sharing option in iOS 17.

Enable Show My Caller ID

Another thing that prevents Contact Posters from showing up is because your Caller ID is disabled.

Without the Caller ID enabled, your contacts won’t be able to see your Contact Poster and will just display Unknown Caller ID.

To fix that, you will need to go to your Settings and scroll down until you find Phone.

Finding Phone in Settings in iOS 17.

Continue to scroll down until you find Show My Caller ID. Tap on it and it will take you to the next page.

Scrolling down until you find Show My Caller ID in iOS 17.

Here, you will only have one option, and it’s to enable or disable the Caller ID. If it’s disabled, you will have to tap on it to enable it. You will know it’s enabled when you see it turn green.

Enabling the Show My Caller ID option in iOS 17.

Delete & Create A New Contact Poster

Since it’s a new feature, bugs will no doubt happen, and your first Contact Poster will be affected by it.

To fix that, all you have to do is simply delete your Contact Poster and try creating a new one.

To do that, you will need to go to your Contacts app again and tap on your contact card. There, you will need to tap on Contact Photo & Poster.

Going to your Contact Poster to delete it in iOS 17.

Next step is to tap on the Edit button that pops up.

Tap on the Edit button in iOS 17.

After tapping on the Edit button, you will be in the Edit menu that shows all of your Contact Posters.

To delete your first Contact Poster, simply swipe up on the Contact Poster and a trash can symbol will appear below it.

Tap on the trash can symbol and the Contact Card will be deleted. You are now free to create a new Contact Card.

Deleting your first Contact Poster to create a new one in iOS 17.

Restart Your iPhone

If you’ve reached this point, then you’ve most likely tried all of the options and they don’t work. Then that just leaves only one more thing you can do: restarting your iPhone.

Every iPhone after an update requires another restart to really get the bugs and glitches out if there are any popping up. After all, this is a new iOS version that’s coming out.

If that doesn’t work, then I recommend waiting until Apple themselves releases an iOS update for iOS 17.

A global release will always feature bugs that they didn’t encounter, so Apple will be trying to work on getting an update out to fix the bugs and glitches that are happening now, especially the Contact Posters.

Restarting your iPhone in iOS 17.

That’s all you need to know on how to fix the Contact Posters not updating issues for iOS 17. Did this guide help you get the issue sorted out? Do you have other ways of fixing this issue? Let us know in the comments below.

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