"Home Fax" is the default phone entry in contacts???

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Schmactor, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Schmactor macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2014
    Why in god's name would "Home Fax" be the default option when adding phone numbers to contacts in the Contacts app? Is there any way to change this? Yes I know I can click and change it each time but should I have to? Shouldn't "Mobile" be the default? Wouldn't that be logical in every way? The list order isn't even alphabetical or anything. I can't fathom the reasons for the order: Home Fax, Radio, Home, Mobile, Work, Work Fax, Assistant, Company Main, Pager, Car.
  2. richard6r macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2013
    Sounds like something is adding those entries in to your contacts app. Maybe you have an exchange email account setup to sync with contacts. Some of those aren't even in iOS.
  3. Schmactor thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2014
    How can I check that? Is there any way to remove them?
  4. richard6r macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2013
    You'd have to go to settings app and check the email accounts that are setup to sync. within their menus you can see the typical Notes Email Calendar and Contacts. You'll see which one it is.
  5. Calce macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2010
    I run into this same topic even on iOS 10.3.3!
    Can't find a place to change the order or get the default to be mobile as I'd want it.
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Those labels the OP listed definitely sound like they're from Exchange. I chose to park my contacts with my Google account because of Exchange behavior.

    Apologies for not having a good answer.

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