How to Share a Contact on Your iPhone 7 - dummies

How to Share a Contact on Your iPhone 7

By Dwight Spivey

Your iPhone 7 knows that you have some handy information in your Contacts. After you’ve entered contact information, you can share it with others via an email, text message, and other methods.

  1. With Contacts open, tap a contact name to display its information.
  2. On the Information page, scroll down and tap Share Contact. In the dialog that appears, tap the method you’d like to use to share the contact.


    To share with an AirDrop-enabled device that is nearby, use the AirDrop button in the screen. Just select a nearby device, and your contact is transmitted to that person’s device (such as a smartphone, a Mac with macOS with the AirDrop folder open in Finder, or a tablet).

  3. Use the onscreen keyboard to enter a recipient’s information if emailing or sharing via text message.

    If the person is saved in Contacts, you can just type his or her name here.

  4. Tap the Send button if sharing with email or text message. The message goes to your recipient with the contact information attached as a .vcf file. (This vCard format is commonly used to transmit contact information.)

When somebody receives a vCard containing contact information, he or she needs only to click the attached file to open it. At this point, depending on the email or contact management program, the recipient can perform various actions to save the content. Other iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone users can easily import .vcf records as new contacts in their own Contacts apps.