Droid Bionic: Edit Contact Info and Add Images - dummies

Droid Bionic: Edit Contact Info and Add Images

Editing contact information in the Droid Bionic’s Contacts list is easy. When a contact’s information changes or if you made an error when you created the contact, you can edit the contact information. Aside from editing existing information or adding new items, you can do a smattering of other interesting things.

To make minor touch-ups on any contact, start by locating and displaying the contact’s information. Press the Menu soft button and choose Edit Contact.

The contact’s information is displayed, organized by source.

At the top, you see Google contact information. Next is information stored on the phone, labeled as Backup Assistant Contact. It’s followed by information culled from web e-mail services or social networking sites.

Change or add information by touching a field and typing on either the onscreen keyboard or the sliding keyboard. You can edit information as well: Touch the field to edit and change whatever you want.

Some information cannot be edited. For example, fields pulled in from social networking sites can be edited only by that account holder on the social networking site.

When you’re done editing, touch the Save button.

You can also add a photo of someone as their contact picture on your phone. Then, every time they call you, that photo comes up.

The simplest way to add a picture to one of your Droid Bionic contacts is to have the image already stored in the phone. You can snap a picture and save it, grab a picture from the Internet, or use any image already stored in the phone’s Gallery app. The image doesn’t even have to be a picture of the contact — any image will do.

After the contact’s photo, or any other suitable image, is stored on the phone, follow these steps to update the contact’s information:

  1. Locate and display the contact’s information.

  2. Press the Menu soft button and choose the Edit Contact command.

  3. Touch the Add Picture icon.


    The icon is found at the top of the screen, where the contact’s picture would normally appear.

  4. Choose the option Select Photo from Gallery.

    If you have other image management apps on your phone, you can instead choose the app’s command from the list.

  5. Choose Gallery.

    The Droid Bionic photo gallery is displayed. It lists all photos and videos stored on your phone.

  6. Browse the gallery to look for a suitable image.

  7. Touch the image you want to use for the contact.

  8. Touch the Save button.

    The image is now assigned, and it appears whenever the contact is referenced on your Droid Bionic.

You can add pictures to contacts on your Google account by using any computer. Just visit your Gmail Contacts list to edit a contact. You can then add to that contact any picture stored on your computer. The picture is eventually synced with the same contact on your Droid Bionic.

  • Pictures can also be added by your Gmail friends and contacts when they add their own images to their accounts.

  • Some images in the Gallery may not work for contact icons. For example, images synchronized with your online photo albums may be unavailable.

  • If you want to crop the image, you can edit it by using the Gallery app.

  • To remove or change a contact’s picture, follow Steps 1 through 3 for adding an image. Choose Remove Icon to get rid of the existing image; choose Change Icon to set a new image.