Here's why you need a Contacts App

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  1. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    This is the reason you have a contacts app:

    If you are actively engaged in a phone call and you want to ADD or MODIFY a new/current contact, you can NOT do this by hitting the contact button thru the phone app. You can ONLY add or edit a contact, when engaged during a phone call, by hitting the contact APP.

    It would roll like this:

    You: *ring* *ring*
    Me: hello?
    You: hey, what up?
    Me: nada, you?
    You: you hear Angela got a new phone number and email address after she broke up with you?
    Me: NO! What is it!?!?
    You: I’m not tellin’…….she broke up with you…..you’ll just stalk her.
    Me: no I wont……tell me!
    You: ok, just don’t tell her I told you…….555-555-5555 and ‘bigbootyho@wonderland.com’
    Me: thanks

    See, now I couldn’t have updated her info through the Phone/contact……..I had to use the Contacts App for this.
     
  2. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I knew there had to be some reason for it being added. Thanks. :D
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    With a phone number and email address like that, I'm pretty sure I could have remembered it. d-:

    Angela is quite the ho, though. (Don't tell her I said that.)
     
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  5. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Same question.. and how old =).
     
  6. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    call the number or email her yourself to find out.
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Seriously though, that's a good find, WhySoSerious. I hope they add the ability to the regular Phone>Contacts method, as I've hidden my Contacts application.
     
  8. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't that make her new boyfriend, as Sweet Daddy D calls it, a Player In a Management Position?

    BL.
     
  9. jsquared macrumors 6502

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    That finally makes sense, I had a situation come up like that this weekend. I did it the old school way, I kept saying the number out loud until I hung up. Went to contacts and started typing the number in and I got the last 4 digits twisted. Then I was mad when I called and they didn't answer.
     
  10. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Bigger booty.
     
  11. Surely Guest

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    I don't think it's the reason that a Contacts app was added to the OS. I don't think that the folks in development came up with the Contacts app just for this particular reason. I just think that, for now, it's the only way to edit contact info while on a call.

    Remember, the Contacts app didn't exist for the first year or so of the iPhone.
     
  12. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    So, wait...I didn't test this while in the Apple Store, but if you're in a call (let's say on Speakerphone), can you hit the home button and do stuff on the rest of the phone while in the call?
     
  13. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Yes. That's the point, after all.
     
  14. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    I figured :p I don't want to sound too stupid, but I was just curious, and I never tried it out for myself.
     
  15. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    how much bigger?
     
  16. RL600 macrumors member

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    good example.
     
  17. taytho macrumors 6502

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    dang... i gotta say that this is really a classier/sturdier/nicer ho than i have ever seen.
     
  18. Eluzion macrumors 6502

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    I wish they would have just added the ability to add it from the "Phone" app rather than create a separate icon for it. Oh well.
     
  19. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    yea that is memorable....
     
  20. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey, remember this conversational topic.....well, it appears it's been corrected.

    I called my iPhone from my work phone and sure enough, I hit the contact BUTTON (NOT the contact APP) within the call itself and it now allows me to add/edit new or existing contacts.

    So, with that said, maybe apple should just remove the entire contact APP from our phones. It servers NO purpose now.


    *others try it out and verify that what I'm saying is accurate*

    Thanks
     
  21. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You can already do that within the Phone app.
     
  22. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    NOW you can, but in earliers software versions you could NOT.

    so, again, this goes back to "what purpose does the contact app serve?"
     

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