Edit a Contacts Entry

You can change or add details saved in your contact entries, such as setting specific ringtones to specific contacts or setting calls from specific contacts to divert to your voicemail. Some contact entries contain information from multiple sources: information that you added manually, information joined from multiple accounts to consolidate duplicates, etc.

If you find duplicate entries in Contacts, you can join them into a single entry. If you find that unrelated contacts were joined in error, you can separate them.

Changes made to information from one source do not automatically change the information on the other sources. For example, if you have information about a contact from a Google Account and an Exchange account and both are configured to sync contacts, changes to the contact from the Google Account are synced to that account on the Web, but the information from the Exchange account will remain unchanged.

For more information about working with multiple accounts, see Synchronize Accounts.

Edit a Contact

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Touch and hold the contact whose details you want to edit.
  1. Tap Edit contact.
  1. Edit the desired contact information.
  1. Tap Save.

Change a Contact's Default Phone Number

The default phone number is used when you initiate a call or send a text message using the context menu (by touching and holding a contact).

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Tap the name of a contact to view its details.
  1. Touch and hold the phone number you want to set as the contact's default phone number.
  1. Tap Set as default number. (A checkmark will appear next to the default phone number.)

Select a Ringtone for a Contact

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Tap the name of a contact to view its details.
  1. Tap common edit icon.
  1. Tap the RINGTONE field and tap a ringtone to select it. Then tap OK.
  1. Tap Save.

Delete Contacts

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Tap the name of a contact.
  1. Tap menu key > Delete.
  1. Tap Yes to confirm that you want to delete the contact.

Add a Number to a Contact

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Touch and hold the contact's entry.
  1. Tap Edit contact in the menu that opens.
  1. Tap generic add icon.
  1. Tap the label button to the right of the phone number field and select the relevant label.
  1. Enter a phone number and tap Save.

Edit a Contact‘s Number

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Touch and hold a contact's entry.
  1. Tap Edit contact.
  1. Tap a phone number to edit.
  1. Re-enter or edit the number and tap Save.

Assign Direct Dialing Numbers

Besides speed dialing, you are also able to directly save a contact to your Home screen.

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Touch and hold a contact's entry.
  1. Tap Add to Home screen > Direct dial. The contact will be shown on the Home screen.

Note: If there is no available space on a particular Home screen canvas, you must delete or remove an item before you can add another item. In this case, you have the option of switching to another Home screen canvas.

To use direct dial:

Simply tap the contact on the Home screen.

Assign a Picture to an Entry

Assign a picture to display each time a certain contact calls you.

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Touch and hold the contact's entry.
  1. Tap Edit contact.
  1. Tap add contact picture icon.
  1. Tap Take photo to take a new picture. The camera will launch.

    – or –

    Tap Select from Gallery to select a picture from the Gallery.
  1. After cropping the picture as you want, (see Gallery Options) tap Save.

Find Contacts by Name

  1. Tap home key > apps icon > contacts app icon.
  1. Tap the Search contacts field.
  1. Start entering the name of the contact you’re searching for. As you type, contacts with matching names will appear below the search box.
  1. Tap a matching contact in the list to open its entry.