General How to add new Contacts to alternate account on iOS 8

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by rfltr73, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. rfltr73 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2014
    When adding a new Contact on my iPhone or iPad, I would like to know how to choose which account to add the Contact to. With iOS 8 it always adds the contact to the default account setup under Mail Settings. I use my device for work and private matters and would like to add work Contacts to my companies Exchange contact list, and my private Contacts to my iCloud contact list. This is possible to do for Calendar items by selecting the appropriate Calendar on the appointment - but no option exists for Contacts.

    Any ideas, or workarounds?
  2. davehutch macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2009
    Croxley, Herts
    If you select the Contact Group you intend to use first, then add the contact, doesn't it go into that specific Group?
    I realise that's not much use if you're adding it any other way than manually typing it in, such as the automatic add details method.
  3. rfltr73 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2014
    Thanks for this...I had been doing this under iOS 7 but didn't seem to be working on iOS8.0 - but works again on later versions.

    Is a real pain and would be great if Apple can add way to select the Contact list before saving, and also so that automatic "add to new contact" works too.


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