Does "contacts found in mail" setting auto add contacts

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by chombiekay, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. chombiekay macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Hi I am confused by this setting. It is in the contact settings. I understand it suggest contacts it finds in emails but does it add them automatically to my contacts list?
  2. chombiekay thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Any help would be appreciated!
  3. leesweet macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I can't see where it says it adds anything automatically. The text below the setting sounds like it will index them and offer them (contact info in mail, like the phone numbers you see at the top of an email) in other places, such as incoming phone calls, etc. Which could be useful.

    I've left the setting ON and am waiting to see how it helps me. :)
  4. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
    It doesn't add them to your contacts list

    Edit to add: It becomes useful when you start an email or message etc, when you tap in the 'to' box, the names found (with whatever letter you typed) will be in the list of names (at the bottom usually).

    Hope this helps.
  5. chombiekay thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Thank you to the both of you. What you said sounds pretty correct and logical after reading again.

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