It’s not just you: Google Now bug hides some contact names in settings

Google Now bugOne of my favorite features in Google Now is the ability to view commute updates for selected contacts (even if you have to be careful about your privacy settings). I love being able to check my phone and see when my partner is staying a bit longer at work or is on the way home. It just makes timing dinner so much easier!

However, the latest update to Google Search has introduced a new bug that is preventing many users from adjusting commute update settings for certain people. As you can see in the screenshot on the right, the bug prevents Google Now from showing the contact names in the settings.

Since I only have two contacts I’m managing in my settings, I’m still able to adjust as needed. However, for users with more than that, this can turn into an impossible task, since there’s no way to tell whose settings you’re adjusting.

I first discovered this bug when I sideloaded the update on my Google Nexus 7 by ASUS – I originally thought that it might be due to the fact that the specific APK I sideloaded was been intended for a different device. However, the same bug appears on my Nexus 5 by LG, which I updated directly through the Play Store, so I know this issue is more universal.

At the very least, you can now know that it’s not just you. Since there’s no known fix, the only thing we can do just sit back and wait for an official update from Google.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.