Managing Contacts on the iPhone 5 - dummies

Managing Contacts on the iPhone 5

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Part of iPhone 5 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You access your address book by tapping the Phone icon on the Home screen of your iPhone. Some of the things you can do with contacts in the Phone application include the following:

  • Create a new contact: Tap Contacts at the bottom of the screen, and then tap the + button in the upper right. Enter the contact information, and then tap Save.

  • See contact info from the Favorites, Recents, or Voicemail screen: Tap the right arrow next to the message. The contact’s information appears. Tap the contact’s phone number or e-mail address to contact the person by phone or e-mail, respectively.

  • Add a caller to your contacts: Tap Recents or Voicemail, and then tap the right arrow next to the person’s number. Tap Create New Contact, enter the contact information, and then tap Save.

  • Add a contact after dialing a number with the keypad: Enter the number on the numeric keypad, and then tap the icon that’s a little + with a person on its right, in the lower-left corner of the screen. Then either tap Create New Contact and enter the contact information, or tap Add to Existing Contact and select a contact. After you’re finished, tap Save.

  • Don’t forget the extremely useful but semihidden Send Message, FaceTime, Share Contact, and Add to Favorites buttons. This quartet of buttons appears on each contact’s Info screen. They’re at the very bottom; if you don’t see them, just scroll down a bit and you will.