How to Add, Edit, Delete, and Link Contacts on iPhone

Posted October 13, 2017 by Leomar Umpad in Apple iPhone

How to Manage Contacts on iPhone

iPhone’s Contacts app lets you locate phone contacts easily. The Contacts app helps users organize their phone contacts for better and easier contacts Management. This article will teach you how to add, edit, delete and link multiple contacts on iPhone.

Apple makes it easy for users to add, edit, delete and link contacts on iPhone. Regardless if you have set up a contacts account (iCloud, Google, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.) on your iPhone, you can manage your contacts straight from your device.

How to Add New Contacts on iPhone

To add a new contact into your iPhone, do these steps:

1.Go to your iPhone’s Home screen by pressing the Home button once.iPhone iOS 11 Home
2.Tap on the Phone app icon located on the bottom left part of your iPhone’s screen.iPhone home Phone
3.You are now in the Contacts app. Tap on the Contacts tab.iPhone home Phone Contacts
4.Tap on the Add New Contact button (+ icon) located in the upper-right part of your iPhone’s screen.iPhone home Phone Contacts Add Contacts
5.Enter the details of the contact that you want to add. We advise you at least enter a name and a contact number.iPhone home Phone Contacts Add Contact Details
6.Tap on the Done button in the upper-right part of your iPhone’s screen.iPhone home Phone Contacts Add Contact Done button
7.The new contact is now saved in your phone. You are done.iPhone home Phone Contacts Add Contact Done

 

How to Edit Contacts on iPhone

To edit entries of an existing contact on your iPhone, follow these procedures:

1.Go to your iPhone’s Home screen by pressing the Home button once.iPhone iOS 11 Home
2.Tap on the Phone app icon located on the bottom left part of your iPhone’s screen.iPhone home Phone
3.You are now in the Contacts app. Tap on the Contacts tab.iPhone home Phone Contacts
4.From the Contacts tab, locate the contact that you want to delete and tap on it.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact
5.From the chosen contact’s page, tap on the Edit button.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Button
6.Add information or edit contact detail entries.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Details
7.Tap on the Done button to save changes. You are done.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Details DONE

 

How to Edit Contacts on iPhone

To delete a contact from your iPhone, do these steps:

1.Go to your iPhone’s Home screen by pressing the Home button once.iPhone iOS 11 Home
2.Tap on the Phone app icon located on the bottom left part of your iPhone’s screen.iPhone home Phone
3.You are now in the Contacts app. Tap on the Contacts tab.iPhone home Phone Contacts
4.From the Contacts tab, locate the contact that you want to delete and tap on it.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact
5.From the chosen contact’s page, tap on the Edit button.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Button
6.In the contact’s edit page, scroll down to the bottom part of the screen and tap on Delete Contact.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Delete Contact Button
7.Confirm contact deletion by tapping on the Delete Contact button.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Delete Contact Confirm
8.The selected contact is now deleted on your iPhone. You are done.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Delete Contact DONE

 

How to Link Contacts on iPhone

You can link a contact with multiple contact entries on your iPhone. To do that, follow these procedures:

1.Go to your iPhone’s Home screen by pressing the Home button once.iPhone iOS 11 Home
2.Tap on the Phone app icon located on the bottom left part of your iPhone’s screen.iPhone home Phone
3.You are now in the Contacts app. Tap on the Contacts tab.iPhone home Phone Contacts
4.From the Contacts tab, locate the contact that you want to add a link and tap on it.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact
5.From the chosen contact’s page, tap on the Edit button.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Button
6.In the contact’s edit page, scroll down to the bottom part of the screen and tap on Link Contacts.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Link Contacts
7.Select the contact you would like to link.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Select contact to link
8.Tap on the Link button on the upper-right part of the screen.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Edit Link Button
9.You can now see that the accounts are linked.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Select contacts Linked
10.Tap on the Done button to save changes. You are done.iPhone home Phone Contacts Choose Contact Select contacts Linked DONE

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m moving to a new iPhone, how can I transfer my saved contacts to my new phone?
A: You need to have an iCloud account on your iPhone. If you do not have an iCloud account yet, follow our article on how to create a free iCloud account. Once you have an iCloud account on your phone, check out our article on backing up your iPhone to iCloud. Once you have backed up to iCloud, add the account to the new iPhone.

Q: I accidentally deleted a phone contact, is there a way for me to undo the deletion and get my contact back?
A: iCloud backs up data, including contacts, time to time. If you have backed up your iPhone to a computer or made a backup online through iCloud, you can recover your contacts through the backup file.

You just learned how to add, delete, and link contacts on iPhone. Do you have something to add to the article? Is there something that we missed out? Do you have questions with any of the steps outlined above? Let us know in the comments section.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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