How do I manage my contacts?

How do I manage my contacts?

The Samsung Contacts app gives you all the tools you need to stay in touch with the important people in your life. Your contacts are more than just names and numbers and you can show that by adding a range of additional information including a photo, your relationship and their address. You can even give your contacts personalised ringtones and vibration patterns so that you know who is getting hold of you before your phone has even left your pocket.

Please note: depending on your device and operating system the following screens may look different but the steps should be the same

How do I add contacts?Click to Expand
1 Open the Contacts app
Open the contacts app
2 Tap the + icon
Tap the + icon
3 Choose where you want to save this contact
Tap where you want the contact
4 Enter your contact's details

Please note: you don't need to complete every section to save a contact. Only one section needs to be completed to add a contact

Enter your contacts details
5 Tap Save
Tap save
How do I add more information to a contact?Click to Expand
1 Tap the contact you want to add information to
Tap a contact
2 Tap Edit
Tap Edite
3 Tap the camera icon to add a photo to your contact
Tap the camera icon
4 Tap the down arrow to add more details about the contacts name
Tap the down arrow
5 Tap the + icon to add another phone number
Tap the + icon to add another number
6 Tap View more to see the full range of editable information. To make any changes, tap the section you want to edit
Tap view more to see all editable options
7 Once you've finished adding information, tap Save
Tap Save
How do I edit a contact?Click to Expand
1 Tap the contact you want to edit
Tap the contact you wish to edit
2 Tap Edit
Tap Edit
3 Tap View more to show all editable information
Tap View more
4 Tap any section to edit its contents
Tap any section to edit it
5 When you've finished editing this contact, tap Save
Tap Save
How do I delete a contact?Click to Expand
1 Tap the contact you wish to delete
Tap the contact you want to delete
2 Tap the options icon. It will appear as three dots in the upper right corner
Tap the options icon
3 Tap Delete
Tap Delete
4 Tap Delete to confirm
Tap Delete
How do I move contacts to or from a SIM card or SD card?Click to Expand

Please note: SIM cards are not designed for storage and can only hold a certain amount of contacts. If you are saving contacts to a SIM because you are swapping phones, the Smart Switch app makes the process quick and easy

1 Open your contacts app
Open the contacts app
2 Tap the menu icon. It will appear as three lines in the upper left of the screen

Please note: if you don't see a menu icon, tap the options icon in the top right of the screen instead

Tap the menu icon
3 Tap Manage contacts
Tap Manage contacts
4 Tap Import/export contacts
Tap Import/export contacts
5 Tap Import to move files from a SIM card or SD card to your phone
Tap Import to move files to your phone
6 Tap Export to move contacts from your phone to a SIM card or SD card
Tap Export to move contacts from your phone to a SIM or SD card
7 If you selected import, choose where you are moving your contacts from. If you selected export, skip to step 12
Choose where you are moving your contacts to
8 Select the contacts you wish to import
Select the contacts you wish to import
9 Tap Done
Tap Done
10 Choose where you want the imported contacts to be saved
Choose where you want your contacts to be saved
11 Tap Import to move your contacts
Tap Import
12 If you selected Export, choose where you are moving your contacts to
Choose where to export your contacts to
13 If prompted, select which contacts to move
Select which contacts you wish to move
14 Tap Done
Tap Done
15 Tap Export to move your contacts
Tap Export
How do I add a contact to my speed dial?Click to Expand
1 Open the phone app
Tap the phone app
2 Tap Contacts
Tap Contacts
3 Tap the options icon. It will appear as three dots
Tap the options icon
4 Tap Speed dial numbers
Tap Speed dial numbers
5 Tap the down arrow to change the speed dial number
Tap the down icon
6 Tap the contact icon to add an existing contact or type out the phone number
Tapthe contact icon
7 To remove a speed dial number, tap the - next to the number you wish to remove
Tap the - to remove a speed dial number

To use the speed dial, hold down the speed dial number assigned to the contact you wish to call on the keypad. For example if Brian is saved to speed dial number 2 you would hold down 2. If your contacts speed dial number has more than one digit, hold down the last digit. For example, if 324 is the speed dial number you would tap 3 and 2 but hold down 4.

How do I create a Caller Group?Click to Expand
1 Open your Contacts app
Open your contacts app
2 Tap the menu icon. It will appear as three lines in the upper left of the screen
Tap the menu icon
3 Tap Groups
Tap Groups
4 Tap Create group
Tap Create group
5 Give your group a name
Give your group a name

If you wish, you can set a ringtone for the group. This is a good way of quickly identifying who is contacting you.

6 Tap Add member
Tap <b>Add member</b>
7 Select the contacts you wish to add to the group
Select the contacts you wish to add
8 Tap Done
Tap Done
9 Tap Save
Tap Save

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This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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