Add a Contact to my iPhone Address Book?
I know this should be ridiculously easy, but how can I create a new contact with phone number and email address directly on my iPhone 4s? I can do it in the Address Book application on my Mac, but surely there's a way to do so directly on the iPhone?
There certainly is a way to do so on the iPhone -- in fact there are two -- and please don't call me Shirley. :-)
I'm glad to hear that you have your computer and iPhone synchronizing on the address book / contact information too. It's pretty darn important, particularly when you get to the size address book I have (over 550 entries). Losing it and having to rebuild from scratch? No thanks!
There are actually a lot of ways you can get to the Contacts program on your iPhone, including the actual Contacts app itself, but my druthers is to work within the Phone app since that's usually why I am adding someone while on my cell, to remember their telephone number.
Here's how I add a contact to my own iPhone address book...
First off, I've pinned my Phone app to the lower bar where it's always accessible, as you can see:
A tap on that and I'm ready to make a phone call:
Look closely at the bottom of the screen, however, and you'll see a set of icons. Left to right, they're Favorites, Recents, Contacts, Keypad (what we're looking at) and Voicemail.
Tap on "Contacts" and you'll see your contacts, if any:
Most important, however, is the "+" button on the top right. See it, just under my battery indicator? Tap on it and...
There ya go. Enter their name, numbers, email address, tweak the ringtone or text tone for this particular person, add a photo if you're so inclined, and -- most importantly! -- tap on "Done" on the top right and you've just added someone to your iPhone contact address book. Congrats!
More Useful iPhone and Cell Phone Help Articles:
✔ How do you share an iPhone photo on Facebook?
All my friends have figured out the magic to take photos on their iPhone and upload them to Facebook. Everyone but me. How...✔ Closed captioning for TV shows and movies on my iPhone?
Hey Dave, I saw your article from a few days about How to Turn on Closed Captioning in iTunes and am wondering if...✔ How do I create location-based iPhone reminders?
Thanks to Siri, I've become a big fan of the Reminders app on my iPhone. Being able to say "remind me at 3pm...✔ Enable Apple 2-Step Verification in iTunes?
I keep reading all these articles about iTunes account security and people having their accounts hacked. I have 2-step security verification set up...✔ Turn an iTunes song into an iPhone ringtone?
I want to have song from my song list in iTunes into a ringtone I can use on my iPhone? Is it even...
Let's stay in touch!
Sign up for my weekly AskDaveTaylor Newsletter and you'll receive even more tech and gadget help right to your inbox, along with exclusive news and industry updates. It's good stuff. I promise!
I do have a comment, now that you mention it!
Check This Out Too...
Look for Answers
All Our Categories
Apple iPad Help
Articles and Reviews
Auctions and Online Shopping
Blogs and Blogging
Building Web Site Traffic
Business and Management
Computer and Internet Basics
d) None of the Above
Google Gmail Help
Google Plus Help
Industry News and Trade Shows
iPhone and Cell Phone Help
iPod, Sony PSP and MP3 Player Help
Kindle Fire Help
Mac OS X Help
Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Shell Script Programming
Tech Support Video Help
The Writing Business
Twitter, LinkedIn and Social Network Help
Unix and Linux Help
Video Game Tips and Help
Windows PC Help
Find Me on Google+
ADT on G+