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The Favorites list on the phone app of your iPhone is a place to store and quickly access the numbers of the people and places you call most often. With the number stored here, you don't have to worry about navigating through a series of screens or manually dialing the numbers each time you want to place a call. You can add numbers to the Favorites list from any of the other sections of the iPhone app, except for the keypad. I'll tap Recents to get a list of the recently dialed, received, or missed calls. Notice that some of the items here are simply phone numbers, while others are the actual names of people. The names are the people who are already in my contacts.
I can add anyone in my contacts list to my Favorites by tapping the blue arrow next to their name. On their Contacts page you'll find the Add to Favorites button. If more than one number is available, for example, a home number or a mobile number, you'll be asked which number you want to make the Favorite. If the contacts number also belongs to an iPhone, you'll be asked whether you want to assign this number to a Voice Call or a FaceTime Call. Notice a small blue star appears next to the number you added. This lets you know that this number is now a Favorite. Now, this is an important point.
You can only have one number per favorite. If you want both a friend's home and mobile number as Favorites, you'll have to come back to Contacts and add, Add Favorites again. The person's name will then appear twice in your Favorites list, but as you can see, each Favorite is clearly labeled, in this case iPhone and mobile, so you can tell which number is which. Let's go back to Recents. To add numbers to your Favorites from the Recent calls area, the numbers have to already appear in your contacts. If you tap the blue arrow next to any numbers that aren't in your contacts, you'll see this screen where you'll find options to Create a New Contact for this number, among other things.
So you can create a New Contact from here and then Add it to your Favorites if you like. I'll skip that for now. If you go over to your Contacts, you can browse through everyone in your list. Just tap the name of the person you want to add to your Favorites and tap Add to Favorites. Similarly, let's go over to Voicemail and here I see a couple of names. Again, if you see a name, that's a person who is already in your contacts and you can add them to your Favorites by tapping the blue arrow and then tapping Add to Favorites.
Now, as you go through adding people to your Favorites list, the list itself might start to get kind of long. What you probably want to do is rearrange your Favorites list, so you're most frequently called numbers in this list are at the top of the list, so you won't have to scroll down to find them. Tap the Edit button and use the handles to the right of the favorites name to drag the contact up and down the list. This is also where you can delete someone from your Favorites. Just tap the red button next to the name and then tap Delete.
Now, this only removes the number from the Favorites list. The number I just deleted is still stored in my Contacts and I can add the number as a favorite again, if I made a mistake or changed my mind. So that's the Favorites list, which again, is a quick way to access the numbers you dial the most.
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