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Discover how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPod touch, from making calls, browsing the web, managing your time, and getting around town to taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. In this course, author Garrick Chow shows how to perform all of these tasks and more, and introduces the enhancements built into iOS 6, including enhanced language support and commands for Siri, shared photo streams, and the new Reply with Message feature for handling incoming calls. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations on how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and offers tips for personalizing the setup of the iPhone and iPod touch. An extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitch happen.
We've previously seen that you can add contacts to your iPhone either by importing them from your Mac or PC when you sync your phone or by manually entering them into your phone. Another way to enter contact information is by grabbing info from a recent call. So I'm currently looking at my list of Recent calls. The calls which are listed as numbers are people I don't currently have in my contacts. Adding a number to your contacts is as easy as tapping the blue arrow next to the number and then tapping either Create New Contact to create a brand-new contact entry for new person or businesses that's not already in your contacts or tapping Add to Existing Contact.
So for example, if this number is from a friend of mine whose home number I currently have in my Contacts, but maybe he called me from work, I would tap Add to Existing Contact and then find him in my address book and tap his name, and you can see that the number I'm adding is here in blue. You may want to tap the Label and choose a different label for that number and when you're done, tap Done. Let's go back to Recent calls. So if the person I'm adding doesn't already exist in my Contacts, I can tap the blue arrow next to the number and choose Create New Contact.
Notice the number is already entered here. Again, I can change the Label if necessary and then I can add any other information about this person like their First and Last name or Street Address. Tap Done when you're finished, and the person will be added to your contacts. Now unfortunately, there's no way to assign contacts to groups on the iPhone. If I go into my Contacts and look at Groups, I'll see the groups I created on a computer and sync to my iPhone, which I showed you how to do in the chapter on syncing with your computer. So the New Contact I just added will only show up if all groups here are checked.
So if you want to manage your contacts by Groups, you'll have to do so on your computer, and then sync to your phone. But that's how you add recent calls to your contact list on the iPhone.
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