Manage your contacts on your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Nov 08. 2023
Manage all of your contacts on your Galaxy phone

When your entire life is on your phone, things can get a little mixed up, especially in Contacts. Was your new coworker named Rachel, Rachelle, or Raquel? No problem, the Contacts app has everything you need to keep your contacts in order, including creating custom contact lists and merging contacts. You can even share your own Contact profile.

Note: Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries.

To access your contact information, you usually shuffle between different apps, like your email. Instead, keep all of your contact info in one place by setting up a profile in Contacts. Navigate to and open Contacts. Tap your name at the top of the screen.

If needed, sign into your Samsung account. When you are signed in, you will see all of your information listed, such as your phone number, email, Emergency contacts, and more. Tap Edit at the bottom of the page to edit your desired information.

Set up your profile

Enter the new information. When you are finished, tap Save on the bottom right-hand corner. Now your profile and contact information will be easy to find in case there is an emergency, like if you lose your phone.

You can also share your profile information with others. That way, you can send your contacts one big message, instead of typing it out every time.

To go to your profile page, open Contacts, and then tap your name at the top of the screen. Tap Share.

Share your profile

Select either File or Text. Then, choose your sharing method, such as text or email, and then send your profile. Now everyone will get one tidy message with the info they need to reach you.

If you meet someone new and get their contact information, it is easy to add them as a Contact on your phone. Open the Contacts app, and then tap the Add icon (the plus sign).

Add a new contact

Choose where you want to save the contact, such as Phone or Google, and then choose either Just once or Set as default.

From there, fill out their contact information and personal details. You can add multiple numbers and addresses in the Phone and Email fields by tapping +Add. When you are done, tap Save to add them as a Contact.

Did your friend just get a new job and a new work number? Just follow these steps to edit their contact information.

Open the Contacts app, and then tap the contact you want to adjust. Tap Edit.

Edit a contact

You can change your contact’s Photo, Name, Phone, Email, or Work number by tapping a field.

To add additional numbers or email addresses, tap on your desired field and then tap +Add. To delete something, tap the Remove icon (minus icon) next to it. Tap View more to edit additional options like address, notes, relationship, etc. When you are done editing, tap Save.

If your friend keeps getting a new number, things can get confusing. Instead of having their name repeat multiple times in your Contacts, just link them together.

Navigate to Contacts, and then tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines). Tap Manage contacts, and then tap Merge contacts.

Manage duplicate contacts

Select the repeat contacts, and then tap Merge.

Note: If your Contacts app is full of contact information you no longer need, you can just delete those duplicates. Tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), and then tap Delete duplicate contacts. Select the duplicates, and then tap Delete.

You have a lot of work to do, and you need everything to be strictly business – including your contacts. No worries, you can keep work and your personal life separate by making a Group in Contacts, where you will only see certain contacts.

Navigate to Contacts, tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), and then tap Groups.

Create group

Tap Create group, and then name the group. You can also customize a group ringtone. Tap Add member and choose your desired contacts to add to the group. When you are done, tap Save.

Note: You can assign new or existing contacts to the newly created group anytime.

Speed dialing is convenient when you need to call someone as quickly as possible. You can assign a contact to a Keypad number of your choice in the Phone app

Navigate to and open the Phone app, and then make sure Keypad is selected at the bottom. Touch and hold a number you would like to assign a contact to (such as 2), and then tap Assign on the popup.

Add contacts to speed dial

Then, tap your desired contact. Now when you select that number in the Keypad, your assigned contact will appear.

You can add a contact to your Home screen with the Contact widget.

Navigate to a Home screen, and then touch and hold an empty space. Tap Widgets, and then tap the Contacts widget.

Add a contact to the Home screen

Select from ContactDirect Dial, or Direct Message as your widget, and then tap Add. Now, your desired contact will appear on your Home screen.

If you select the Direct Dial widget, your contact will be called when you tap the widget on the Home screen.

The Contacts and Phone apps allow you to block and unblock contacts if the need ever arises.

Block a contact

You can also block numbers using the Smart Call feature on select models, which will recognize numbers that are not in your contact list. If you are receiving voicemail messages from unknown callers, you can prevent this as well.

If you need to store your contact information elsewhere, you can move it to a SIM card. Just make sure a SIM card has been inserted into your device before you begin.

Navigate to and open the Contacts app. Tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), tap Manage contacts, and then tap Move contacts.

Manage contact storage

Select your preferred option, select your desired contacts, and then tap Done. Tap Move to move your contacts to the new location.

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