Are you sure you are doing it right?
What email account are you trying to add and addy to?
Your email account's contacts should be under contacts and not in the mail app if your account supports contact sync. Works fine on my Exchange account and my wife's gmail account. Worked fine under IOS6 as well. Doesn't sound like your issue is the OS.
How are you trying to add the contact? What type of email account? Always provide details.
Okay I thought you were trying to add an email address in your Address Book.
I've added several Gmail accounts to friends iOS devices (in the Settings section) and no problems. The one email address that sometimes doesn't go through on the first few tries is verizon.net.
I cannot remember if I did this or not but you can try this Open Safari - go to Gmail and log into your Gmail account. Then open Settings on your iPhone - click Mail - add account.
if this doesn't work then download the Gmail App or contact apple to help you troubleshoot.
I've read your question several times. Not really sure what you are asking. I was thinking you were trying to add a Gmail address to your vCard in Address book?
okay so you are trying to move your entire Gmail address book to your Address Book on your iPhone?
I actually tried to do that on my Mac and it was a mess. I was actually moving from an AOL acct to Gmail. I read the instructions and all it did was copy the email address. The layout was was read only. It didn't create a vCard. Each mail provider uses different formats.
Go here and midway on the page are some instructions. idk if they will work. I work mainly out of my Mac account.
Or try this... what you can do is do it manually, sorta. When you open up your Gmail inside the Mail App on your iPhone, click on an email and then click on the recipient Name and that will prompt you to the Add Contact screen.
Thank you, that's all I was asking. Don't you think that feature should be available by now on the native app?I get your question but I don't think you can open up the native email app and then add, for example, an email address to your Gmail account's Contacts (even if you use Gmail thru the native email app, as I do.) I think to access that function you must use a browser on your iPhone to go to the email account's Contacts and do it there, just as if you were doing the same task using a computer browser.
IDK if the Gmail app allows for this because I don't use it.
The Mail app on its own doesn't have much to do with your Gmail contacts, it simply uses contacts that your Conctacts app has and might be connected to. So, set up your Contacts app to be connected to your Gmail contacts and you should be able to do what you are looking for.No, where did I say I was trying to move my entire Gmail address book to my address book on my phone?
I don't understand what is so confusing about this. I want to add an email address to my Gmail address book using the mail app on my phone. It's really simple.
The Mail app on its own doesn't have much to do with your Gmail contacts, it simply uses contacts that your Conctacts app has and might be connected to. So, set up your Contacts app to be connected to your Gmail contacts and you should be able to do what you are looking for.
There is a cache that different apps have (like Measages and Mail for example) that do remember some recently used addresses or those from which something was recently (or even not so recently) received.Oh ok. How come it recognizes some email address that pop up when I start typing them (that aren't in my contacts)?
There is a cache that different apps have (like Measages and Mail for example) that do remember some recently used addresses or those from which something was recently (or even not so recently) received.
It does what a mail app should be doing without extra bloat.Gotcha, thanks. Unfortunate, as other than this and the ability to search older mail I like the mail app. Hopefully Apple steps up their game soon.
Understood it just fine. As I said:Lol it's ok I just don't get why no one seems to understand my question.
Your email account's contacts should be under contacts and not in the mail app if your account supports contact sync.
Nope. That's what Contacts is for.Don't you think that feature should be available by now on the native app?
Understood it just fine. As I said:
You're incorrectly assuming that contacts are handled in the stock mail app.
Nope. That's what Contacts is for.
Sounds like you need to set up contact sync: