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Adding and managing Favorites

From: iPhone and iPod touch iOS 5 Essential Training

Video: Adding and managing Favorites

The Favorites list of the Phone 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 Phone app except for the Keypad. I'll tap Recents to get the list of 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.

Adding and managing Favorites

The Favorites list of the Phone 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 Phone app except for the Keypad. I'll tap Recents to get the list of 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 any one of my Contacts to my Favorites by tapping the Blue arrow next to their name, and then scrolling down, and tapping Add to Favorites. If more than one number is available, for example, a home or mobile number, you'll be asked which number you want to make the favorite. In this case, I'll tap the work number. Notice a small blue star appears next to the number you added and the number itself is also in blue, this just lets you know that the number is now a favorite. Now, this is an important point, you can only have one number per favorite. You'll have to come back to the contact, and tap Add to Favorites again, and the person's name will then appear twice in your Favorites list.

But as you can see, each favorite is clearly labeled so you can tell which number is which. Let's go back to Recents. So, to add numbers to your Favorites from the Recent Calls area, the numbers already have to appear in 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 from here you could create a new contact, and then add it to your Favorites if you like. If you go over to the Contacts area, here, you can browse through everyone in your list. Just tap the name of the person you want to add to Favorites, and then tap Add to Favorites.

Similarly, let's go over to Voicemail. Here, I see some numbers and some 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 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'll probably want to do is rearrange your Favorites list so your most frequently called numbers in this list are at the top of the list so you don't have to scroll down to find them. Tap the Edit button, and use the handles to the right of the favorite's 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 that you want to remove it. 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 change my mind. So, that's the Favorites list, which is, again, a quick way to access the numbers you dial the most often.

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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 5 Essential Training

123 video lessons · 19734 viewers

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  1. 5m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Upgrading to iOS 5
      3m 50s
  2. 42m 59s
    1. A tour around the iPhone and iPod touch
      6m 39s
    2. The Home screen and Home button
      2m 43s
    3. Organizing apps on the Home screen with folders
      1m 11s
    4. Running apps and multitasking
      3m 47s
    5. Choosing and controlling sounds
      3m 24s
    6. Learning finger gestures
      3m 35s
    7. Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
      2m 47s
    8. Using the Notification Center
      4m 13s
    9. Using Twitter
      3m 21s
    10. Charging the battery
      2m 54s
    11. Setting up an iTunes account
      3m 15s
    12. Printing from an iPhone using AirPrint
      2m 6s
    13. Displaying the iPhone screen on a TV
      3m 4s
  3. 14m 16s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      1m 57s
    2. Fixing typos and trusting autocorrect
      6m 11s
    3. Select, copy, paste, and undo
      3m 13s
    4. Hidden shortcuts
      1m 12s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 43s
  4. 32m 33s
    1. Getting the latest version of iTunes
      1m 44s
    2. Connecting your iPhone to a Mac or PC
      5m 10s
    3. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      6m 40s
    4. Syncing photos from a Mac
      4m 37s
    5. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 30s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      2m 57s
    7. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      2m 49s
    8. Backup options
      3m 15s
    9. Wireless syncing
      1m 51s
  5. 59m 55s
    1. Basic phone activities
      2m 40s
    2. Adding and managing Favorites
      2m 22s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 39s
    4. Receiving calls
      2m 43s
    5. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 17s
    6. Using FaceTime
      4m 28s
    7. Making conference calls
      2m 30s
    8. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      2m 37s
    9. Sharing contacts
      2m 34s
    10. Assigning specific photos and ringtones to contacts
      4m 31s
    11. Using the included headset
      2m 35s
    12. Connecting a Bluetooth headset
      4m 0s
    13. Forwarding your calls
      1m 43s
    14. Turning Call Waiting on and off
      1m 3s
    15. Turning Caller ID on and off
      1m 9s
    16. Creating custom ringtones with iTunes
      6m 16s
    17. Texting, MMS, and iMessage
      9m 48s
  6. 31m 5s
    1. Importing email accounts from a computer
      1m 55s
    2. Setting up Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL email accounts
      3m 37s
    3. Setting up other email accounts
      2m 8s
    4. Keeping email synced with your computer
      4m 36s
    5. Composing email
      4m 4s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      6m 47s
    7. Searching your mailboxes
      2m 21s
    8. Setting email options
      5m 37s
  7. 26m 35s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      7m 5s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      5m 22s
    3. Saving images
      2m 34s
    4. Filling out forms and using autofill
      3m 48s
    5. Creating Web Clips
      2m 29s
    6. Using Reader and the Reading List
      1m 47s
    7. Internet tethering
      3m 30s
  8. 27m 9s
    1. Browsing your library
      2m 40s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      6m 30s
    3. Playing and controlling videos
      3m 23s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      2m 55s
    5. Adjusting your iPod settings
      5m 13s
    6. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      3m 15s
    7. Using AirPlay to stream content wirelessly from an iPhone to an Apple TV or AirPort Express
      3m 13s
  9. 39m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your iPhone
      7m 32s
    2. Shooting better photos using HDR and grid lines
      2m 56s
    3. Viewing and editing still images
      7m 16s
    4. Customizing your wallpaper
      3m 20s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 53s
    6. Viewing and editing video
      2m 28s
    7. Taking screenshots
      1m 14s
    8. Sharing photos and video
      5m 8s
    9. Geotagging photos
      4m 26s
    10. Creating photo albums
      1m 59s
  10. 19m 7s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      2m 32s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      2m 42s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      2m 26s
    4. Getting directions
      5m 19s
    5. Showing traffic and alternate maps
      1m 46s
    6. Using Street View
      2m 11s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 11s
  11. 18m 9s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      5m 14s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      1m 45s
    3. Setting Time Zone support
      2m 8s
    4. Using the Clock app
      5m 27s
    5. Setting reminders
      3m 35s
  12. 6m 39s
    1. Using the Notes app
      2m 55s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 44s
  13. 7m 38s
    1. Using the Stocks app
      2m 29s
    2. Using the Calculator app
      50s
    3. Using the YouTube app
      2m 54s
    4. Using the Weather app
      1m 25s
  14. 17m 13s
    1. Understanding the App Store
      4m 36s
    2. Browsing the App Store on the iPhone or iPod touch
      5m 24s
    3. Purchasing apps
      6m 35s
    4. Finding app settings
      38s
  15. 16m 1s
    1. Airplane mode
      1m 40s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 25s
    3. Brightness
      55s
    4. About
      2m 24s
    5. Usage
      3m 46s
    6. Date and time settings
      1m 10s
    7. Restrictions
      2m 41s
  16. 12m 24s
    1. Auto-lock
      1m 22s
    2. Passcode lock
      4m 37s
    3. Find My iPhone
      6m 25s
  17. 17m 22s
    1. Introducing Siri
      6m 8s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      1m 36s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 18s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 50s
    5. Voice control for non-iPhone 4S devices
      5m 30s
  18. 16m 0s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 2s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      35s
    3. Rebooting
      42s
    4. Resetting
      2m 15s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 33s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 39s
    7. Extending battery life
      5m 14s
  19. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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