To add a new contact

  1. Open the Contacts app.

  2. Tap the New contact icon (to the right of the search box).

  3. If you have more than one account with contacts, select the account where you want to save the contact.


    To change the account later, edit the entry, tap the account (at the top of the screen), then tap the account you want it assigned to.

  4. Enter the contact’s name.

  5. Tap a category of contact information, such as phone number or email address, to enter that kind of information about your contact.

    • Tap a category’s Add new icon to add more than one entry for that category. For example, in the phone number category, enter a work number and add a home number. Tap the label field to the right of the entered information to open a drop-down menu of preset labels. For example, HOME or WORK for a phone number.

    • Tap Add another field at the bottom of the screen to add additional fields including Organization, IM, Notes, Nickname, Website, and Events.

  6. Personalize the contact entry.

    • Tap the Picture frame icon to select a picture to identify the name in your list of contacts and in other apps.

    • Set a ringtone to identify calls from this contact.

    • Set the notification LED (color that illuminates the Home Key ) to identify notifications from this contact.

  7. When you’re finished, tap Save.