How to Create a New Android Phone Contact Using Its Location - dummies

How to Create a New Android Phone Contact Using Its Location

By Dan Gookin

When you use the Maps application on your Android to locate a restaurant, a cobbler, or an apothecary, you can quickly create a contact for that business based on its location. Here’s how:

  1. After searching for your location by using the Maps app, touch the location’s card that appears on the screen.

  2. Touch the Phone icon as if you were calling the place.

    But you’re not calling the place: By touching the Phone icon you start the Phone or Dialer app, where the location’s number is displayed.

    When a location lacks a Phone icon, you cannot use the Maps app to create a contact.

  3. Choose the Add to Contacts or Add As a Contact command.

    The command appears when you are about to call a number that isn’t in the phone’s address book.

  4. Choose the Create New Contact command.

  5. Fill in information about the business.

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Android operating system actually filled this information in for you by using the Maps app search results. If that’s true on your phone, great! Otherwise, you need to manually type in the business name.

  6. Touch the Done or Save button.

    The new contact is created.

The preferred technique for saving a business in the Maps app is to flag that location as a favorite.