Contact names not showing in iOS 6

Problem symptoms: Textie does not show contact photos or contact names.

Textie accesses your contacts in order to show you their name and contact photo when they message you. In Apple iOS 6, explicit permission is required to do this. If you did not grant Textie permission to access your contacts, and you now want to do so (recommended and safe), you need to open the Apple Settings app (the gear icon), go to the Privacy section, and under Contacts section there, allow Textie permission to access your Contacts. You will then need to restart your phone or force-quit Textie so that it restarts.