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Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

Advisor
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N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

I seem to have found a bug in Contacts. If I set a birthday for a contact, it shows up as 1 day before when I view the contact. For example, If I set 01/23/1986 for a contact, It displays January 22 1986 for the birthday when I view that contact. It does indeed go to the correct day when clicked on -- in the calendar but shows a day before in text. Can anyone confirm this on your N9 device.

Thanks!

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Fender77
Posts: 5,238

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

It doesn't do that on mine. it works perfectly here. Try removing the details and power it off by holding powerbutton in for 8 seconds. Try again.
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Advisor
Posts: 20

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

I think this has something to do with transfering the contacts from my E72 or with the calendar. Working on identifying what exactly it might be. Going to try what you suggested now.

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InvinsibleSach
Posts: 202

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

@ Glavata
There is a bug, but i guess its only for the transfer contact from another device or exchange. The date forwards to next date and can not be fixed by editing as well.

The way out of this is
Choose the contact>edit>delete the date>enter the correct date manually

That will fix the date and wont change again

If it helps accept as solution and hit the Green star
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zenrio
Posts: 57

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

@InvinsibleSach
thats tiring + +
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Sage
InvinsibleSach
Posts: 202

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

It Is but even if you have 1000 contacts you will hardly have DOB of 100 ppl. Also its only when u Syncing the phone and not doing it manually
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Advisor
Posts: 20

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

Is there an app that scans your contacts and adds them to my calendar as recurring events? I had Best Birthday app on my E72 that worked like a charm. Hoping something like that will come to MeeGo :smileyhappy:

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zenrio
Posts: 57

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

@Glavata nice idea :smileyhappy:
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SNGTD
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Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

Unfortunately I have exactly the same problem with my N9.

And I tried manually, delete and reenter birthdays. When I click save it goes back to 1 day before actual birthday. Any other suggestions pls?

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Advisor
Posts: 20

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

You need to delete the birthday. Then save the contact. Then reenter edit mode and add the birthday.
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isfr21
Posts: 3

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

I'm experiencing the same problem as well. The event appears a day after. I was syncing calendar using N900 through bluetooth. I tried so many times and yet this same result happens

 

Please someone file a bug for this.

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isfr21
Posts: 3

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

I filed a bug for this. Please vote for it.

https://harmattan-bugs.nokia.com/show_bug.cgi?id=324
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Layer8
Posts: 41

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

I have this problem, too.  I've transferred all my contacts from an N900 to the N9 via Bluetooth.  Interestingly, I remember having the same problem with older Nokia phones in the past; I think I had it with an N85 as well.

 

Here's what I noticed: the phone may show the correct date or be off by one day, depending on the time of the day you look at it.  So, what you see in the morning may be different than what you see in the evening for different contacts!  I think this has something to do with time zones, but, regardless, it's obviously a bug.

 

Now, I just used Nokia PC Suite to open up each of my contacts with a birthday, delete the birthday field, save, open again, add the birthday field back, and save.  This has not helped at all.  I will have to try and do this directly on the phone next.  What a pain!

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Layer8
Posts: 41

Re: N9 - Contact Birthday Bug?

I don't think this fixes anything; it just shifts the problem in such a way that the correct date is displayed in the contact view, but if you edit the contact, it may show an incorrect date there.
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