Add Contacts to the Droid Bionic - dummies

Add Contacts to the Droid Bionic

You have many ways to get contact information into your Droid Bionic Contacts list. You can build them all from scratch, but that’s tedious. More likely, you collect contacts as you use your phone. Or, you can borrow contacts from your Gmail contacts. In no time, you’ll have a phone full of contact information.

Your social networking friends are automatically merged into your phone’s Contacts list whenever you add social networking sites to the Droid Bionic.

One of the quickest ways to build up your Contacts list is to add people as they phone you. After someone calls, you can use the Recent Calls list to add the person to your Contacts list. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Contacts app or the Dialer app.

  2. Touch the Recent tab at the top of the screen.

  3. Choose the phone number from the list of recent calls.

  4. Choose Add to Contacts.

  5. Choose Create a New Contact.

  6. Choose your Google account for the location to store the new contact.

    By choosing your Google account, you ensure that the contact’s information is duplicated from your phone to your Google account on the Internet. If you use Yahoo! Mail more than Google, for example, you can choose that option instead. Or choose Backup Assistant to keep the contact only on the phone.

    You can, optionally, place a green check mark by the setting Remember This Choice so that you’re not prompted again.

  7. Touch OK.

  8. Fill in the contact’s information.

    Use the onscreen keyboard to fill in the blanks, as many as you know about the caller: given name and family name, for example, and other information, if you know it. If you don’t know any additional information, that’s fine; just filling in the name helps clue you in to who is calling the next time that person calls (using the same number).

    Press the Next button on the onscreen keyboard to hop between the various text fields for the contact.

    You should add the area code prefix to the phone number, if it isn’t automatically added for you.

  9. Touch the Save button to create the new contact.

You can also follow these steps to add a new phone number to an existing contact. In Step 5, choose the contact from your phone’s address book. The new phone number is added to the existing contact’s information.