3GS and 3.0 - but it still doesn't do something so basic

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ss957916, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    When there's a phone number in an email, on a webpage, in a text etc., it's great that you can give it a tap and call it.

    But why oh why doesn't it also have the option to Save to Contacts?
     
  2. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    Once you dial it, doesn't it save to your "dialed calls", and then you can save it as a contact from there?
     
  3. YoungLew macrumors regular

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    in a text it does

    you just press the arrow pointing right and eventually you get to a screen that says "call" "text message" and "create new contact"
     
  4. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's if you want to save the number of the person texting you - not if you want to save a number written in a text.

    Copy and paste wouldn't work in the eBay app (it wanted to copy the entire email or nothing).

    And I didn't want to dial it - I wanted to save it to contacts and text guy.
     
  5. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    There is a simply way

    After the call is completed , go to call history and create a new contact.
     
  6. JeffBalls macrumors newbie

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    Actually...

    If you press down on the number and wait for a second, it will give you the option to call, copy, add new contact, or save to existing one. Voilà! Problem solved. You're welcome. :)
     
  7. BobboZR2 macrumors regular

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    Ummm...have you tried holding your finger on the number in question? At that point you get a pop-up with the choice to: call, text, create new contact, and add to existing contact.

    I'm doing this right now with a number embedded in a email I received that isn't even a phone number at all but just a series of numbers (a tracking number for fedex). Am I misunderstanding you?
     
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    That's what I was going to say. Just tap and hold... problem solved.
     
  9. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    You are wrong. People have texted other peoples numbers to me and I can add them to a contact just fine.
     
  10. BobboZR2 macrumors regular

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