I get a "Maybe:" in front of most iMessage contacts and only the phone number for SMS'es - even for persons from my contact list. What can be the cause and how can I solve it?


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This is a Siri Suggestion feature that can be toggled off at Settings > Contacts > Siri & Search > toggle off "Find Contacts in Other Apps".

What is happening is that your device received a message or email from a number or address with a name that could be linked to it, e.g. an email from "John Smith " or a message from a new number that says something like "Hi, this is John Smith."

  • Any documentation for this feature? I've never heard of it. Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 16:57
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    It's been around since iOS 9. They've changed the wording and merged different features under the Siri brand, but it's been functionally similar since iOS 9. This other post has information about it.
    – drivec
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 17:06

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