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iOS 8 How-to: Customize and disable the contacts section in the multitasking interface

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iOS 8 How-to: Customize and disable the contacts section in the multitasking interface

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Multitasking dramatically obtained redesigned with iOS 7. With iOS 8, Multitasking added a shortcut to the people who find themselves most necessary to you. In this easy methods to, I will talk about customizing the those that seem at the prime, utilizing multitasking to contact your necessary individuals, in addition to disabling it.

By default, the app switcher is designed to show footage of your contacts in your handle e-book. Chances are most customers should not have footage assigned to their contacts. As you possibly can inform, I am responsible of this.

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To add the photographs to the individuals’  vCard, you have got two choices. The first choice is to seek out the photograph of the individual in the Photos app. Then you will press the Share button, the one with the blue sq. and arrow sticking up in the decrease left hand nook. Then you will press on the phrase Next in the higher proper hand nook in blue. Then you select Assign to Contact down in the decrease proper hand nook. This opens up your tackle guide in order that approach you possibly can assign the photograph to the individual. There are choices to resize and transfer the picture to suit.

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The different technique to assign a photograph to someone's’  vCard is to seek out them in your Contacts app. Then press on the phrase Edit in blue in the higher proper hand nook. Pressing on the phrase add photograph in the circle subsequent to the contacts identify provides you with the choice to both take a photograph of the individual, or to decide on an already present photograph in the Photo app.

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By doing these steps, now your contact has an image in the Contacts app, in addition to having an image displayed in the app switcher.

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There are two totally different classes of individuals which are displayed in the app switcher: Recents and Favorites. Recents are the individuals you might have contacted most lately. These individuals seem first when opening the app switcher and the order will change based mostly on the frequency you contact them. The app switcher all the time shows the seven most up-to-date individuals. Favorite individuals are the contacts you designate as being favourite in your iPhone. To achieve this, open up the Phone app, and press on Favorites situated on the left hand nook. Then urgent the plus button pulls up your contacts, and you'll be able to select who you need to be a favourite.

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In the app switcher, swiping from left to proper will present you your contacts which are in your favorites.

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If you need to contact any of the individuals which are in the app switcher, tapping on the individual’s identify reveals choices to offer them a telephone name, textual content them, use FaceTime or use FaceTime Audio.


To disable having your contacts in the app switcher, open up Settings and scroll down till you see Mail, Contacts and Calendars. Then scroll down till you see Show in App Switcher, which is turned on by default. Tapping on it provides you choices. You can both flip off each Phone Favorites and Recents, or simply flip off considered one of them.

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