Recognize calls of contacts stored on a different app.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrisbresser, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. chrisbresser macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2014

    I am wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to recognize calls from contacts that are not saved in the standard iPhone contact book?

    Let's say you have an app that provides more than the contact book you use nowadays. Your contacts would then be stored on the app, instead of the standard contact book. The only problem then is when someone calls you who is stored on new app, not on the standard contact book, your phone would not recognize the person who is calling.

    Is there a way to link the two programs together? For instance by creating an option in the settings menu, allowing the app to recognize calls?

    Hope someone has a solution!


  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The Phone app (and thus calling, etc.) is tied to the Contacts stored on the phone, so if it's not part of contacts, then it won't be able to pull that information.

    Now, if the call comes in through a different method, like through Google Voice, then perhaps it can identify that contact on Google Voice's side of things, but the contact would still need to be there somewhere.

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