How do you organise your contacts?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by TheLondonFella, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. TheLondonFella Suspended


    Oct 6, 2014
    Do you have each person as a separate contact?

    Do you group contacts together?

    I am currently Adding a "contact" and then within that contact, adding a new phone & renaming it to a person within that "contact".

    Eg, I have "Gym Buddies" and inside of that I simply add new phone numbers (people) and create new custom labels for each person.

    I have had my iMac & iPad for a while, but have been using an old skool Nokia for the past couple of years, so I haven't paid much attention to the contacts in my iCloud account.

    However, now that I have my iPhone 6, I'm organising everything how I like it, as the device is with me all of the time.

    I'd be interested to learn how you organise your contacts ...

  2. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    You should make each person a separate contact. You can then make Groups (like Gym Buddies) and add the Contacts (people) to that Group. You can add Contacts to multiple groups.
  3. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended


    Oct 6, 2014
    Thanks for taking the time to respond, Julien.

    I have just finished doing what you advised.

    I realised that when I had it how I described before, I couldn't use Siri to call or text people who were "nested" within a single "contact".

    The way you described is much better, even if for this reason alone.

    I noticed that on my iPhone I can't quickly switch between groups, which is a bit of a shame.

    You only have the option of ticking which groups are visible.

    A much better way to have them organised, though.

    Thanks again ...
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I have two contacts each for a couple of folks that have iOS devices (home and work in this case) signed into different Apple IDs for Facetime.

    If I put both iPhone numbers or email addresses in the same single contact a Facetime call to that person rings both devices no matter which number/email address I picked...annoying.

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