How can I remove a person from favorites but keep him in contact list (he’s just a contact, not a favorite) on my iPhone?
Here’s the good news: your Favorites list exists independently of the address book on your iPhone, so the short answer is that if you want to remove people from your Favorites list, just go for it.
However, let’s spend a few minutes looking at how to add someone to the Favorites list and how to work with it, because on my iPhone at least, it takes a huge, complicated list (my Address Book has almost 500 entries) and makes it lightening fast to contact my closest friends and family.
I’ll start by showing you how to add someone to your Favorites list, then we’ll remove that entry, okay?
In the Phone app, Contacts tab, here’s what I see when I’m looking at an entry on my iPhone:
Now when I look at Favorites, I’ll tap the “Edit” button on the top left and here’s what’s shown:
I again tap the red circle, then the red “Delete” button and he vanishes from the Favorites list. I’m done, so a tap on “Done” on the top left wraps up the editing, and my Favorites list is organized and set up as desired: