How to Save iPhone Contacts

by David Lipscomb Google
    Adding contacts on your iPhone keeps you in touch.

    Adding contacts on your iPhone keeps you in touch.

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    Your iPhone stores your important professional and personal contacts. The iPhone incorporates multiple data sets, including photos, phone numbers, email addresses, website homepages and custom ringtones per contact. With a few taps you can quickly add, access and dial a new friend or business from your iPhone.

    New Entry

    Step 1

    Tap the green "Phone" icon, then the "Contacts" button.

    Step 2

    Tap the "+" symbol. Tap on the individual fields to enter name, company information, phone numbers and addresses.

    Step 3

    Tap the "Ringtone" and "Vibration" buttons to customize alerts. Tap on the ringtone name to choose the one you want for your new contact. Repeat for vibration and text tones.

    Step 4

    Tap on the "Add Photo" button to add a picture for your new contact. Choose "Take Photo" to snap a picture of your contact. Press "Choose Photo" to select an image from your Camera Roll or Photo Stream. Tap "Done" to finish the entry.

    Editing Contacts

    Step 1

    Tap the "Phone" icon, then "Contacts."

    Step 2

    Tap on the name of the contact you want to edit. Tap the "Edit" button to alter the entry.

    Step 3

    Add a picture or edit the name, address, ringtone and any other data on the "Info" screen. Tap "Done" to save and exit.


    • You can choose text messages and phone call history entries and edit that data, forming a new contact.
    • Back up your contacts and other data via iCloud or iTunes regularly.

    About the Author

    David Lipscomb is a professional writer and public relations practitioner. Lipscomb brings more than a decade of experience in the consumer electronics and advertising industries. Lipscomb holds a degree in public relations from Webster University.

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