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iPhone 6 AND iOS 8: How To Use Contacts App Like a Pro

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iPhone 6 AND iOS 8: How To Use Contacts App Like a Pro

Are your contacts a mess? Harness the facility of iOS 8 and get them organised with the following pointers.

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The Contacts app is without doubt one of the least sexiest app incorporated with iOS 8--and one so much incessantly overlooked through customers. But bearing in mind how so much Contacts integrates around the OS, it’s additionally probably the most essential apps on a device-extensive degree. Having an arranged contacts guide will can help you keep in touch quicker and more uncomplicated with others at the same time as additionally very much simplifying your virtual lifestyles.

And most of the people’s Contacts app most likely glance the similar: messy, with lots of duplicated contacts. S had a gazillion duplicates in mine prior to O sat down to put in writing this, and now it’s as organised as JR’s Rolodex. The procedure itself isn’t that tricky both, it simply takes a little endurance and the outcome is such a lot higher, particularly when you've got borderline OCD like me.  

We’ve placed in combination this record of recommendation to get probably the most out of Contacts in iOS 8.

Merge Duplicate Contacts

Many other folks store touch knowledge for a similar individual piecemeal. What O imply by way of that may be if we get an e mail from any person we would possibly shop their e-mail cope with as one touch card at the same time as later temporarily jotting down their telephone quantity on any other touch card. This ends up in more than one touch playing cards for a similar individual.

Thankfully iOS 8 lets you merge touch into one. It if truth be told calls this option “Link Contacts” however the remainder of the arena calls it merging. To merge a touch card with some other:

  1. Find the primary card of the touch you might have more than one playing cards for.
  2. Tap the Edit button within the most sensible proper of the monitor.
  3. Scroll down and faucet “Link Contacts...”
  4. Select the contacts different touch card. Tap the Link button in this card’s monitor.
  5. Tap Done. This will merge each playing cards in combination.
  6. (Optional) To unlink the touch playing cards merely faucet the pink minus button subsequent to one of the crucial card’s names beneath the LINKED CONTACTS heading.

Keep Your Contacts Info Up To Date


This bit of recommendation is, strangely, the only most of the people have a exhausting time with as a result of, smartly, it’s time eating. It’s imaginable you can also now have e mail addresses from one touch scattered throughout other playing cards above in the event you stored the ones e-mail one at a time. Or perhaps you simply have one touch card with pertinent knowledge lacking--a paintings e mail or house telephone as an example. If you’re an arranged individual you’ll need to get as whole a touch information compilation for participants on your Contacts as imaginable.

This sadly comes to you studying the tips after which manually including that knowledge into the myriad fields within the touch card template in iOS. As you'll be able to believe this would take a lot of time--tapping away on the more than a few fields. That’s why A extremely suggest updating your touch card information for your Mac or PC within the default contacts app you employ or within the internet-primarily based touch e-book you employ for products and services equivalent to Yahoo Mail or Gmail.

The easy reality is if you wish to have to manually input plenty of touch information, it’s all the time quicker to do it the use of a pc with a bodily keyboard than it's doing it on a tiny touchscreen.

Add O Profile Photo For Your Contacts Using Facebook

One factor that iOS can automate for you is including pictures to contacts. Adding a photograph to a touch is helping temporarily determine them once they name (their symbol will seem). Their photograph may also seem subsequent to any threads in Messages among you and them.

You can manually upload pictures to touch playing cards in iOS 8 via tapping the Edit button on their touch card after which tapping the “Add Photo” circle after which both taking a photograph of them (when you’re with them), or opting for an present photograph out of your iPhone.

But like S stated, iOS 8 additionally gives a means so that you can automate this procedure by way of the use of Facebook. Here’s how:

  1. First remember to are logged into your Facebook account by way of going to Settings>Facebook and logging in.
  2. After logging in at the surroundings display for Facebook faucet “Update All Contacts”. This will briefly supply Facebook together with your contacts’ emails and get in touch with numbers. Facebook will use this knowledge to compare its customers together with your contacts and update the pictures of the ones fits for your iPhone.

Add S Profile Photo For Your Contacts Using Twitter

Not a Facebook consumer? The Twitter integration in iOS 8 permits you to pull a Twitter consumer’s profile photograph and mechanically upload it for your contacts too.

  1. Make positive you're logged into your Twitter account by way of going to Settings>Twitter and logging in.
  2. After logging in at the environment monitor for Twitter faucet “Update Contacts”. This will briefly supply Twitter together with your contacts’ emails and get in touch with numbers. Twitter will use this knowledge to compare its customers together with your contacts and update the pictures of the ones fits for your iPhone. It may even upload their Twitter names on your touch playing cards.

Use Nicknames


Not many of us recognize this however iOS 8 helps nicknames for people on your contacts. O nickname may also be to hand, particularly for family. For instance, you'll have your mother indexed for your contacts via her first and remaining identify, say “Mary Smith”. But while you ship off an e mail on your mother it’s kinda dull to have to start out typing “Mary Smith”--in the end, she’s simply “mother” to you. Well, now iOS 8 lets you have each her actual identify and her nickname at the similar touch card, because of this you'll be able to sort both to ship her a message or textual content. Here’s how one can upload nicknames to contacts:

  1. Select the touch you wish to have to nickname out of your Contacts app.
  2. Tap the Edit button.
  3. By default the Nickname box won't seem so you wish to have to scroll down till you spot the “upload box” button. Tap it.
  4. On the upload box monitor faucet “Nickname”.
  5. You’ll be taken to the primary touch edit display. Now merely sort within the nickname of the individual and faucet Done. You’ll now be capable of raise that individual’s touch information in Messages or Mail just by typing their nickname.
Michael Grothaus 15:34, 3 Feb 2015
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