Manage Contacts

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Overview:

This document provides information regarding how to add, view, edit, backup, and import/export contacts.

 

 

If your phone is currently running on KitKat 4.4.4., you can find the instructions for managing contacts here: Manage Contacts (KitKat).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a Contact

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the Add contact newcontact.png icon at the bottom right of the contacts screen.
  4. Select the account you'd like to create a contact for (if you have multiple accounts).
  5. Fill in the contact's information and tap the return arrow at the top left of the screen.
  6. You'll see a 'contact saved' notification briefly. The new contact will automatically save.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Create a Group

 

Creating a group can be done while editing or creating a new contact.

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap an Existing contact or tap the Add a contact icon.
  4. Tap Edit edit.png (if you selected an existing contact).
  5. Scroll down and tap Group name.
  6. Tap Create new group.
  7. Enter the name of your group.
  8. Tap OK.
  9. The contact is now assigned in the new group.

 

 

 


 

 

 

View Contacts


Find and view a contact:

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap Search Search.png at the top right of the screen and enter the contact name. 
  4. Tap a Contact to view its details. You can start a call, message, or email by touching the phone number, messaging button, or email address, respectively.

 

Tip: To set a contact as a favorite, tap the Star.

 

 

Change which group of contacts is shown:

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap Menu menu.png .
  4. Tap Contacts to display.
  5. Tap All Contacts or Customize.

 

 

Change how you view your list of contacts:

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap Menu menu.png .
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. You can Sort list by First or Last name and View contact names as First name first or Last name first.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Edit Contacts

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts. 
  3. Tap an Existing contact.
  4. Tap Edit edit.png .
  5. Edit the contact's information and tap the return arrow at the top left of the screen.
  6. You'll see a 'contact saved' notification briefly. The new contact information will automatically save.

 

 

 

If you have two or more contacts created for the same person, you can combine them:

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap one of the Duplicate contacts.
  4. Tap Edit edit.png .
  5. Tap Menu menu.png .
  6. Tap Join
  7. Tap the Second contact to join them.
  8. Repeat if there are more than two contacts to link.

 

 

Set a custom ringtone for a contact 

 

To set a ringtone for a contact that is different from your default ringtone:

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap an Existing contact.
  4. Tap Edit edit.png .
  5. Tap Menu menu.png .
  6. Tap Set ringtone
  7. Select the new ringtone and tap OK.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Import and Export Contacts from an Android Phone

 

Import contacts

When you sign into your Google account on your phone, your Gmail contacts are automatically synced with the Contacts app. Contacts will stay synced whether you make changes on your smartphone, on another device, or from a web browser as long as you have Sync Contacts turned on.

 

To make sure Contacts are being synced:

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Google.
  5. Tap your Gmail account and make sure the slider next to Contacts is enabled (slider will be to the right when enabled).

 

Tip: For Motorola phones on Lollipop, you can also use the Motorola Migrate app to move contacts from your old phone to your new one.

 

 

Import from storage (a .vcf file):

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap Menu menu.png.
  4. Tap Import/Export
  5. Tap Import from storage.

 

 

Export contacts

When you sign into your Google account on your phone, your Gmail contacts are automatically synced. Contacts will stay synced whether you make changes on your smartphone, on another device, or from a web browser as long as you have Sync Contacts turned on.

 

To make sure Contacts are being synced:

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Google.
  5. Tap your Gmail account and make sure the slider next to Contacts is enabled (slider will be to the right when enabled).

 

 

Export from storage (a .vcf file):

 

  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap Menu menu.png .
  4. Tap Import/Export.
  5. Tap Export to storage.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Import Contacts from an iPhone

 

Import contacts

Moving your contacts from your iPhone® to your Android phone is easy once you know the steps. There are several ways you can do it, depending on where you store your iPhone contacts today. Here are a of couple ways you can make the switch, depending on whether or not you use iCloud.

 

Transfer via iPhone App:

 

  1. Set up a Gmail account on your new Android phone (or use an existing Gmail account).
  2. Sign into your Gmail account on your computer.
  3. On your iPhone, open the App Store.
  4. Once you're in the App Store, tap Search.
  5. Search for and download the free iPhone app My Contacts Backup to your existing iPhone.
  6. Once loaded, you'll be asked whether or not you would like My Contacts Backup to access your contact. Tap Allow.
  7. On the main screen, tap Backup.
  8. You will then be prompted to email your contacts file. Click Email, and send your contacts to your Gmail account. This takes all of your contacts from your iPhone, and transfers them to a file that you can access them from your Gmail account.
  9. Go back to your Gmail account on your computer and click on the email you sent yourself from My Contacts Backup.
  10. Under the attachment, select Add to Contacts.
  11. Your contacts will sync automatically on your computer and your Android phone through your Gmail account.

 

 

Transfer via iCloud:

 

  1. Set up a Gmail account on your new Android phone (or use an existing Gmail account).
  2. Sign into the Gmail account on your computer.
  3. Open the Address Book on your Mac. Note: This must be the Mac where you store your iTunes application.
  4. In your Address Book, you'll see all contacts that are currently on your iPhone.
  5. Click All Contacts on the open book screen.
  6. From the top menu, select File.
  7. Click Export.
  8. Then click Export Vcard.
  9. Save the .vcf file to your computer.
  10. Go to your Gmail account on your computer.
  11. Navigate to Google Contacts, and click Import Contacts in the menu to the left of the screen.
  12. Click Choose File to find and open the .vcf file you saved to your computer.
  13. Finally, click Import.
  14. Your contacts will sync automatically on your computer and Android phone through your Gmail account.

 

 

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