iphone option in contacts

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by white4s, Feb 27, 2012.

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    If someone you know has an iPhone, you can list it as such in your contacts.
     
  4. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    as in adding their phone number?
     
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    Correct. Let's say "John Appleseed" has an iPhone and you know this when entering his number. You'll have the option to list it as 'iPhone' instead of 'Mobile'.
     
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    gotcha. thanks
     
  7. sharpycl macrumors 6502

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    Not that it matters to me but it doesn't seem to work under Exchange. I'm using Gmail exchange and the option isn't there but if I store a contact on my phones contact list it'll be there.
     
  8. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    Gmail's Exchange/ActiveSync isn't fully compatible. There are quite a few inconsistencies including what you found. With iCloud you should see the iPhone option and not have some of the inconsistencies and restrictions that using Gmail's Exchange imposes.
     
  9. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder.. whats the point of doing this, does it matter which phone the other person has and BTW iphone is also a mobile

    Prob. makes sense with imessage but still when you want to send a message there is no easy way to know if other person has iphone or not...
     
  10. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    It has nothing to do with iMessage, or anything else at all. It's just a way to customize your address book.

    If you want to know if a person has an iPhone, begin composing a text to them...if their name turns blue, they have an iPhone (with 5.0 or higher)
     
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    Thank you for the heads up on that. Just in case I decide to make the switch over to iCloud mail some day :)
     
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    I REALLY recommend using iCloud email/contacts/calendar. I had Gmail/Google for email/contacts/calendar when iCloud was introduced. The incompatabilities were enough (especially with contact syncing) that, when my Google calendar came up totally blank, I decided to put in the time to switch. Haven't had any problems since. Plus, the interface works so smoothly - PITA but worth the effort.
     
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    I haven't had any issues with Gmail. Just the lack of features for iOS is frustrating. But I've learned to live with them.
     

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