Category: Contacts

How to Finally Delete Duplicate iCloud Contacts

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iCloud offers an easy and reliable way to sync your contacts across Apple devices, which is why it remains a popular choice. However, an iCloud bug sometimes leaves you with many—many—duplicate contacts. Something as simple as signing in and out of iCloud can cause a syncing issue that leaves you with thousands of…

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How to Add New Contacts on Mac & Remove Them

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Want to add new contacts from the Mac? Whether you’re new to the Mac ecosystem or just haven’t used the Contacts app for this purpose before, adding new contact information to Contacts on Mac is pretty simple, and assuming you’re using iCloud, the added contacts will sync directly to any linked iPhone, iPad, or other Macs too. And of course you can remove contacts from MacOS too.

Adding a new contact is arguably one of the most helpful yet basic things you can do on any device. However, the steps needed to go about this varies depending on the device as…

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How to Filter Messages Inbox by Known Senders on iPhone

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Do you regularly receive random text messages, SMS, or iMessages to your iPhone from people you don’t know? Whether it’s from SMS spam or random people messaging you, the Messages inbox on your iPhone can become a mess quickly if you’re inundated with unknown and spam messages. Fortunately, you can filter these unwanted messages using a feature available on iPhone.

Not every text or iMessage that you receive is going to be from a friend, family member, or someone you just know. The inbox for most people would include transactional messages from banks,…

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How to Set Ringtones for Specific Contacts on iPhone

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Do you want to know who exactly is calling you without having to check your iPhone? By setting personalized ringtones to individual contacts, you can do just that. This is fairly easy to set up on iOS and iPadOS devices, though it’s almost certainly most useful for iPhone users.

By default, you have one ringtone for all of your contacts, and yes the default ringtone can be changed too. But for most of us, we’ll have a few people who we contact on a regular basis, and who reaches out to us regularly too. By assigning a unique ringtone to these specific…

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How to Add Contacts to Favorites on iPhone

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Do you want to emphasize some of the people you frequently contact from your iPhone? Maybe you want to have certain phone numbers on speed dial? This can be easily done by adding select contacts to the Favorites list on your iPhone.

Most people have hundreds of contacts stored on their iPhones and it can become inconvenient to scroll through the entire list just to find and call that one person you want to speak to. Thankfully, the Favorites list on iOS devices serves as a “Speed Dial” and allows you to quickly call the contacts you get in touch with the…

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How to Add New Contacts on iPhone

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Wondering how to add a new contact to iPhone? Maybe you just met someone you’ll be chatting with in the future, or perhaps you want to add a business to your contacts list for easy future access and communication, there are many reasons why you’d want to add a new contact to your iPhone address book.

While there are multiple ways to add new contacts to an iPhone, the most direct way involves using the Contacts app itself to create a new contact card. There you will be able to specify the contacts name, number, email, and much more. We’ll also show you a…

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How to Delete Duplicate Contacts from iPhone

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Do you want to remove all duplicate contacts off your iPhone? Well, there is more than one way to get this done. You could either manually go through your contacts list and delete them, or simply choose to merge the contacts.

Duplicate contacts might be an issue for some users if you take advantage of iCloud to sync your contacts with Apple’s cloud servers. Also, if you add third party accounts like Google, Outlook, etc, to your iPhone, your contact details might overlap since you’re using multiple services to store your Contacts. And duplicate contacts…

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How to Manually Add Contacts to WhatsApp on iPhone / Android

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Do you want to manually add contacts to your WhatsApp account for initiating conversations? Regardless of whether you’re using an iPhone or Android, this is a fairly simple procedure.

By default, WhatsApp automatically syncs contacts that are stored on your phone and checks if they have a WhatsApp account. However, if you want to manually add a new contact to your WhatsApp account at a later point, you don’t really have to use the Contacts section on your smartphone and wait for it to sync with WhatsApp.

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How to Add Nicknames to Contacts on iPhone

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Want to add and use nicknames for iPhone contacts? Many people use and go by nicknames that are perhaps different from their legal name, and adding those nicknames to iPhone contacts can be a helpful way to keep your address book in order, whether it’s friends, coworkers, service workers, or family members. You can even use nicknames for grandparents, parents, and relatives so that you can preserve their full real names separately from just a simple “Mom” or “Dad” too.

Thankfully setting up a nickname for a contact isn’t a big job, but you’ll need…

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Contacts Showing as Numbers Only on iPhone? Here’s the Fix for Not Showing Contact Names!

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A frustrating situation can occur where seemingly at random your contacts names are not showing on iPhone, instead only displaying the numbers. When this happens, when you launch Phone app to make or receive a call, you will only see a phone number rather than the contact name, and likewise Messages shows only contact numbers rather than names. Often if you start seeing only contacts numbers rather than names, this can cause some panic for iPhone users as it gives the impression that you have lost all your contacts information and contacts names on the iPhone.