Still no ability to add contacts to a group in ios8!

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Skoal, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Skoal macrumors 65816

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    As the subject title says, unless I'm missing something why is it still not possible to add contacts to a specific group on an iOS device without using a Mac/PC via iCloud or manually entering the data for a specific group. I seem to remember this being possible in iOS 4,5,6 or one of the previous versions. Then it disappeared. This seems to be the most basic features.

    Sorry, just felt the need to rant!
     
  2. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's pretty annoying. Fortunately, there are easy alternatives to using a Desktop to do this. I recommend an app called Simpler Contacts Pro (https://appsto.re/us/foxyC.i) it will let you do this and a lot of other contact related stuff.
     
  3. Zxxv Suspended

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    Don't you just open groups. Select only the group you want. View contacts. It should show only that group. Add your new contact. Go back to groups. Select/show all groups.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    This ^^

    Works as explained - the new contacts go into the group that is open.

    But I have not found a way to make a new group on the iOS device yet, always have to do that on Mac, then let iCloud port it to iOS device.
     
  5. Zxxv Suspended

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    Can you do it from iCloud? If yes use a browser that allows you to log into iCloud from on the IPhone.
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yes, selecting the "+" icon in Contacts gives the option of New Contact or New Group in iCloud
     

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  7. Skoal thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Still no ability to add contacts to a group in ios8!

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  8. Skoal thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Still no ability to add contacts to a group in ios8!

    Yes it can be done from iCloud and can also actually be done in iOS contacts. As mentioned earlier just choose the group you want to add the contact to ie. Deselect the other groups so only the pertinent groups is showing. Then Add the contact manually.

    My issue with that method is you must swap back and forth between the contact info and the contacts app to add the info (unless you have an amazing short term memory). You MUST manually input the contact data.

    If someone sends you a contact in say, a text message, you can't "create a new contact/add to existing" without it going into the default contact list (iCloud, etc). Even if prior to saving the contact you choose the specific group you want. Aggravating!! Especially since I believe there used to be a choice of what group you wanted the contact to be in right in the contact edit menu. Think it was ios6 or so. It just seems like a step backwards. Oh well!
     
  9. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 6 itself will not allow you to add a new group and then add new contact to new group. If you want to add a new group then you must first add to contacts on MacBook. You can do this by opening up contacts on your MacBook, then choose file,then click on New Group to add a new group. Once you have added it then connect your iPhone to your MacBook and open up iTunes. On iTunes click on info and under sync contacts you can select which contacts to add or sync with your iPhone.
    After syncing you will see this new group in your iPhone contacts under groups. To add a new contact to this group you need to deselect all contacts first and then click on group of which you will want to add new contact to. Not that easy but not that hard. Apple should make this easier for users to separate contacts according to groups for end users in a more easy way.
     
  10. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    I use 2 apps for Mail and text groups. Mail2Group and Text2Group, both work well.

    iOS just doesn't work well for me with groups and the group deal in contacts just doesn't make sense. I don't get the option of contact vs group.
     
  11. Solver, Mar 28, 2015
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    Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe being able to create groups, send messages to groups and add contacts to groups will be easy, obvious and possible; as one of the super features of iOS 9.
    It's an overly complex mess now.
     

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