How To Add a Contact on an iPhone

There are several different ways to add contacts to your iPhone. You can either sync your contacts from your computer or you can add the contacts into your iPhone manually.  We will cover both of these techniques in this article.

First of all, you can add your contacts to your iPhone by using your computer to sync the contacts.  Syncing your computer with your iPhone means that the contacts from your computer program, such as Outlook Express, will be transferred exactly as they are into your contact list on your iPhone.

The first thing to do is insert the USB cable into your iPhone and computer.  The iTunes application will open if it is already installed on your computer.  It should open automatically when a connection is established. If it does not open, you will need to go to the iTunes website and download the latest version of iTunes.  iTunes is the program that manages the data transfer between your computer and iPhone.

The summary pane will appear on your computer screen. You will want to confirm that "Contacts" is checked off in the summary pane.  This ensures that your contact information will be loaded into your iPhone.  There are several programs that iTunes can use to sync your contacts such as Yahoo or Outlook Express.

If you use Yahoo or Outlook Express for emailing, the contact lists will be automatically downloaded into your iPhone.  All you need to do is click the “apply” button on your iTunes screen and the syncing process will begin.  When the syncing is done,  a message will appear on the iTunes screen to let you know it has finished.

The next way to add contacts to your iPhone is to add them manually.

The first thing to do is touch the "Phone" button on your iPhone to access the telephone features.  In the top right-hand corner of the screen you will see a + sign. Tap the + sign and the “New Contact” screen will open.  Here you can add the new phone number, their email, their website, and address and even add a special ringtone for them! To add phone numbers, use the iPhone keypad.

If you need to edit your contacts, press the "edit" button in the right-hand corner, edit the information you'd like to change and then press "done."

Once you have finished adding all of the new contact information, press the “done” button, which is also in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. That is all there is to it!  You have now added a contact to your iPhone.


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