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How to Display Full Contacts Names in the iOS 7.1/7 Messages App

June 19, 2014 11:15 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Tips
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In iOS 7.1/7, by default, the lock screen and Messages app no longer displays the full contacts name. Instead, it only displays the first name. This is great for making the user interface look tidy, but will affect names using Roman characters and cause confusion when having conversations with multiple people of the same name.

Luckily, this problem can be easily solved; you can easily set to display full contacts names in the iOS 7.1/7 Messages app. There's an option inside the iOS Settings app that will either return iOS's name conventions back to their former glories, or display something different depending on what you want to choose.

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How to Set Up iPhone to Show Full Contacts Names in the iOS 7.1/7 Messages App?

Follow steps below to set up your device to display the full contacts names in the iOS 7.1/7 Messages app.

How to Set Up iPhone to Show Nickname in the iOS 7.1/7 Messages App?

Additionally, you can also create nicknames to better differentiate between contacts with the same name. If you add nicknames to your contact, then they will be preferred by default. And this can be turned off/on in Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Contacts -> Short Name -> Prefer Nicknames.

That's all for how to display full contact names in the iOS 7.1/7 Messages app. If you have the problem, just try steps to above to solve it.

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How to Display Full Contacts Names in the iOS 7.1/7 Messages App