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On your iPhone, you can keep a list of the people and numbers you dial most often in Favorites. Consider Favorites the iPhone equivalent of speed-dialing. Merely tap the person's name in Favorites, and your iPhone calls the person.

You can set up as many favorites as you need for a person. So, for example, you may create separate Favorites listings for your spouse's office phone number and cell number.

Setting up Favorites

Setting up Favorites is a breeze:

  1. In the Phone app, tap Contacts.

    Your list of contacts appears.

  2. Tap the name of the person you want to add to Favorites.

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    That person's Contact screen appears, with a bunch of fields that contain the individual's phone numbers, physical and e-mail addresses, and possibly even a mug shot. You may have to scroll down to see more contact info.

  3. Tap the Add to Favorites button.

    All the phone numbers you have for that person pop up.

  4. Tap the number you want to make into a favorite.

    That number turns up on the Favorites list.

  5. To access the Favorites list, just tap the Favorites icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Deleting a contact from your Favorites

If any of your chosen folks fall out of favor, you can easily kick them off the Favorites roster:

  1. Tap the Favorites icon.

    Your Favorites list appears.

  2. Tap the Edit button in the upper-left corner of the screen.

    You'll notice that a red circle with a horizontal white line appears to the left of each name in the list.

  3. Tap the circle next to the A-lister getting the heave-ho.

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    The horizontal white line is now vertical, and a red Delete button appears to the right of the name.

  4. Tap Delete.

    The person (or one of his or her given phone numbers) is no longer afforded the privilege of being in your iPhone inner circle.

Editing Favorites

You can rearrange the order in which your favorites are displayed:

  1. Tap Edit in the upper-left corner of the Favorites screen.

  2. To the right of the person you want to move, press your finger against the symbol that looks like three short horizontal lines stacked on top of one another.

  3. Drag that symbol to the place on the list where you want your favorite contact to appear.

  4. When you have the contact right where you want him or her, lift your finger from the screen.

  5. Tap Done when the listings are ordered the way you want them.

You can designate new favorites from the Favorites feature by tapping the + symbol at the upper-right corner of the screen. Doing so brings you back to Contacts. From there, select the appropriate person and number. A star appears next to any contact's number chosen as a favorite.

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Edward C. Baig is the personal and consumer technology columnist for USA Today, where he reviews the latest gadgets and reports on tech trends. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has been writing the "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle for more than 20 years. A regular contributor to a variety of technology publications, he's a proud Mac aficionado who's written or co-written more than 85 how-to books on all things Mac, including multiple Mac operating systems, the iPhone, the iPad, Office for the Mac, and GarageBand.

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