Find contacts & icloud

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  1. Thunderbird 1 macrumors member

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    Hi

    A couple of rookie iphone questions.

    Can anyone tell me where I can find a 'contacts' icon on the main screen that I can tap on to add/delete/revise contacts.

    Also, can't find the 'backup' section to turn on the icloud backup section.

    Many thanks.

    Phil
     
  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    contacts on an iPhone is not on the home screen, but it is on the bottom bar of the phone app.

    i cloud back up is also on settings
    iCloud

    scroll down you will see it
     
  3. Thunderbird 1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Found both. Have been an Android man for years so it's just a case of getting used to everything. Thanks.
     
  4. Cmd-Z macrumors 6502

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    Sure it is, the Contacts app is a non-removable app in iOS. It is also integrated into the Phone app, but it is also a standalone app. I think by default Apple puts it into a folder (Utilities?) but its there and has always been there.
     
  5. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    contacts is only a standalone app on the iPod touch and iPad

    there is no such folder on the iPhone or the iPod or the iPad called utilities

    i go back to iOS 4 i never heard of utilities on an iPhone

    if you go back to a really old iOS version and u keep doing updates and you never set it up as a new phone then i imagine you could still have contacts in utilities but i never seen any folder like that
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The folder is called 'extras' and has contacts in it.
     
  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    okay! thanks
    i found extras.

    wow
    i wonder why that folder doesn't show up when you look for it with spotlight
     
  8. Cmd-Z macrumors 6502

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    And you found the stand alone Contacts app that was on your iPhone, didn't you? :eek:

    I wasn't sure of the folder name, hence the question mark. I remove that folder on a new iOS device right away, so forgot what Apple called it.
     
  9. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to hide on the technicality that i said is it was not on the home screen. which it isn't. its on the second screen to the right of the home screen in a folder called extras. haha
     
  10. Thunderbird 1 thread starter macrumors member

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  11. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    You can also login to your iCloud account online and view your contacts just like you would in gmail.

    https://www.icloud.com
     

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