mGAP/SmartTECH User Guides: Smartphone Contacts App



SMARTPHONES: Benefits of Using the Contacts App

The Contacts App is a way to save information on your phone regarding your family, friends, Doctors, business relationships, etc. It makes it easy to access phone numbers, birthdays, addresses in one place so you can find the information easily just by searching a name. You can send a message, email, social media or make a call to a contact directly through the Contacts App. The following are examples of information that can be saved in your contacts app.

• Family • Friends

  • Doctors
  • Emergency Contacts/ ICE information
  • Insurance agent
  • Ride share information
  • Restaurants
  • Hair Salon/ Barber shop
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries

There are several contacts apps in the Google Play and the App Store

(Apple) The apps all work similarly with a different look and feel.

Use Contacts from the Phone app on iPhone
In the Phone app on iPhone, you can call contacts and add recent callers to

the Contacts app page1image29198576. Add a Favorite


You can add VIP contacts to your Favorites list for quick dialing.
Select a contact, scroll down, then tap Add to Favorites.
Calls from these contacts bypass Do Not Disturb (see Turn a Focus on or off on iPhone).
Save the number you just dialed

1. In the Phone app page2image29090544, tap Keypad, enter a number, then tap Add Number.

2. Tap Create New Contact, or Add to Existing Contact, then select a contact.

Add a recent caller to Contacts

1. In the Phone app page2image29086800, tap Recents, then tap page2image29087216next to the number.

2. Tap Create New Contact, or Add to Existing Contact, then select a contact.

Automate dialing an extension or passcode
If the number you’re calling requires dialing an extension, iPhone can enter it

for you. When editing a contact’s phone number, tap page2image29082640, then do any of the following:

  • Tap Pause to enter a two-second pause (a two-second pause is represented as a comma in the phone number).
  • Tap Wait to stop dialing until you tap Dial again (wait-to-dial is represented as a semicolon in the phone number).




Add and use contact information on iPhone

In the Contacts app page3image29084096, you can view and edit your contacts lists from personal, business, and other accounts. You can also create contacts and set up a contact card with your own information.

Siri: Say something like:

•“What’s my brother’s work address?” •“Sarah Milos is my sister”
•“Send a message to my sister”



Learn how to ask SiriCreate a contactTap page4image29083472.
Siri also suggests new contacts based on your use of other apps, such as email you receive in Mail and invitations you receive in Calendar. (To turn thisfeature off, go to Settings page4image29091584> Contacts > Siri & Search, then turn off Show
Siri Suggestions for Contacts.)
Based on how you use Contacts, Siri also provides contact informationsuggestions in other apps. (To turn this feature off, go to Settings > Contacts > Siri & Search, then turn off Learn from this App.) See Siri Suggestions on iPhone.
Find a contactTap the search field at the top of the contacts list, then enter a name, address, phone number, or other contact information.
You can also search your contacts using Search (see Use iPhone to search). Share a contactTap a contact, tap Share Contact, then choose a method for sending the contact information.page4image29087840
Sharing the contact sends all of the info from the contact’s card. Quickly reach a contactTo start a message, make a phone call or a FaceTime call, compose an email, or send money with Apple Pay, tap a button below the contact’s name.



To change the default phone number or email address for a contact method, touch and hold the button for that method below the contact’s name, then tap a selection in the list.
Delete a contact


1. Go to the contact’s card, then tap Edit. 2. Scroll down, then tap Delete Contact.

Add your contact info on iPhoneIn the Contacts app page5image29115616, add your information to your contact card. iPhone uses your Apple ID to create your contact card, called My Card, but you may need to provide your contact information (such as name and address) to
complete it.


Complete My CardTap My Card at the top of your contacts list, then tap Edit. Contacts suggests addresses and phone numbers to help you set up My Card.If there is no My Card, tap page6image29117904, then enter your information. Next, go to
Settings page6image29118320> Contacts > My Info, then tap your name in the contacts list. Edit My CardTap My Card at the top of your contacts list, then tap Edit.
You can also teach Siri how to pronounce your name. See Tell Siri how to say your name.
Create or edit your Medical IDTap My Card at the top of your contacts list, tap Edit, scroll down, then tap Create Medical ID or Edit Medical ID., Contact: support @ montclairgateway,org
update: 9/14/22