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Groups

You can use groups to organize your contacts. Your phone comes with preloaded groups, and you can create your own. You might create a group for your family, for coworkers, or a team. Groups make it easy to find contacts, and you can send messages to the members of a group.

Create a Group

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Contacts contacts app icon.
  2. Tap More options options icon > Groups, and then tap Create.
  3. Tap fields to enter information about the group:
  • Tap Device storage and all accounts to choose where to save the group. You can save it to a specific account, to the device memory, or to all accounts.
  • Tap Group name to enter a name for the new group.
  • Tap Group ringtone to select a ringtone for notifications for incoming calls from group members.
  1. Tap Add member and select a member or members to add to the new group, and then tap Done.
  2. Tap Save to save the new group.

Add Contacts to a Group

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Contacts contacts app icon.
  2. Tap More options options icon > Groups, and then tap a group.
  3. Tap Edit > Add member and select a member or members to add to the new group, and then tap Done.
  4. Tap Save.

Send a Message to a Group

You can send a message to members of a group, if the members have a telephone number stored in their contact record.

A message to multiple recipients is treated as a group conversation.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Contacts contacts app icon.
  2. Tap More options options icon > Groups, and then tap a group.
  3. Tap More options options icon > Send message.
  4. Tap Recipients message recipients icon to edit the group’s members receiving the message.
  5. Continue to enter your message and send it. For more information, see Text and Multimedia Messaging.

Send an Email to a Group

You can send an email to members of a group, if the members have an email address stored in their contact record.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Contacts contacts app icon.
  2. Tap More options options icon > Groups, and then tap a group.
  3. Tap More options options icon > Send email.
  4. Tap Recipients message recipients icon to edit the group’s members receiving the message.
  5. Continue to choose an email account, or Gmail, and then enter your email and send it. For more information, see Create and Send an Email Message or Create and Send a Gmail Message.

Delete a Group

You can delete any group you created. When removing a group, you will have the option to also remove any members of the group from your accounts.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Contacts contacts app icon > Groups.
  2. Tap More options options icon > Groups, and then tap a group.
  3. Tap More options options icon > Delete, and then tap Group only to delete only the group, or Group and members to delete the group and all of its members.