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The favorites list of the iPhone app on your iPhone, is the place to store and quickly access the numbers of the people and places you call most often. With the numbers 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 the list of recently dialled, received, and 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.
And I can add any one of my contacts to my favorites, by tapping the Blue iButton next to their name. And then scrolling down, so I can see the add to favorites button. If more than one number is available for this person, for example maybe a home and a mobile number, you'll be asked which number you want to make the favorite. You may also be prompted to indicate whether you want to use the number for a voice, FaceTime, or FaceTime Audio call. Notice that the small star appears next to the number I added, this just let's you know that this number is a favorite. And if I go over to favorites, you can see that contact has been added. 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 go back to that person's contact. And tap Add the favorites again, and this time adding the other number. And then that persons name will appear twice in your favorites list. But as you can see, each favorite is clearly labelled, so you can tell which number is which. I'll just get rid of the work number by sliding across into the left, and tapping Delete. Let's go back to Recents. So to add numbers to your contacts from the recent calls area, the numbers already have to have appeared in your contacts. If you tap the Blue iButton next to any numbers that aren't in your contacts, you'll see this screen where you'll find the option 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'd like. But I'll skip that for now. Let's go over to the Contacts section. Here, you can browse through your entire contacts list. Just tap the name of the person you want to add to favorites. And again, tap Add to Favorites. Similarly, let's go over to Voicemail. Again, if you see a name, that's a person who's already in your contacts. And you're able to add them to your favorites by tapping the Blue iButton. And again, tapping Add to Favorites. Now as you're going through adding people to your favorites list, the list itself might start to get kind of long. What you'll probably want to do is rearrange your favorites list, so that your most frequently called numbers in this list, are at the top so you won't have to scroll down to find them.
Just tap the Edit button, and then 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 to confirm it. Now this only removes this number from the Favorites list. The number I just deleted is still stored in my contacts, and I can add that number as a favorite again if I made a mistake or changed my mind. I'll tap Done. And as with most list on iOS 7, you can swipe to the left across a contact to delete it from here as well. So that's the favorite's list, which again is a quick way to access the numbers you've dialled the most.
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