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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Nancy C. Muir

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Chapter 5

Managing Contacts

Get ready to . . .

Add a Contact

Sync Contacts with iCloud

Assign a Photo to a Contact

Add Twitter or Facebook Information

Designate Related People

Set Ringtones and Text Tones

Search for a Contact

Go to a Contact’s Website

Address E-mail Using Contacts

Share a Contact

View a Contact’s Location in Maps

Delete a Contact

Contacts is the iPhone equivalent of the dog-eared address book that sits by your phone. The Contacts app is simple to set up and use, and it has some powerful features beyond simply storing names, addresses, and phone numbers.

For example, you can pinpoint a contact’s address in iPhone’s Maps app. You can use your contacts to address e-mail and Facebook messages and Twitter tweets quickly. If you store a contact record that includes a website, you can use a link in Contacts to view that website instantly. And, of course, you can easily search for a contact by a variety of criteria, including how people are related to you, such as family or mutual friends.

In this chapter, you discover the various features of Contacts, including how to save yourself time spent entering contact information by syncing a contacts list from services such as Google, Facebook, or Yahoo! to your iPhone.

Add a Contact

1. Tap Phone on the Home screen and then tap the Contacts icon. An alphabetical list of contacts appears, like the one shown in Figure 5-1.

2. Tap the Add button, the button with the small plus sign (+) on it. A blank ...

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