Will Apple finally get rid of the "CONTACT" app

tnisatard

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I find this app totally unnecessary and just another waste of space on my iPhone, does anyone else agree?

If I ever need to use scroll through my phone book, I always prefer to go through the phone app then contacts




Does anyone even use this app? or does every just go through the phone app too
 

mstrze

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WOW...I actually did not even realize I had this App as I have also never used it in the last 2 years of ownership. :eek:

Just checked and...of course...it's there! LOL I do what you do and go through the Phone. BUT, I can see calling someone on my Contacts list being easier with this certainly.

How odd tho...not being aware of this.
 

jbennardo

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Jun 16, 2009
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You bring up a good point. I find myself getting to my contact list via other apps more and more. That said, there are times when someone gives me their phone number or email address and I either want to add them as new or update their card.

With folders in OS 4, I'll most likely bury it with less used apps.
 

iceterminal

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May 25, 2008
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Yes, I use it. In fact I use it the opposite way that you do.

I open up the Contacts list, find the contact, the click on their number to call them.
Sometimes I'll use spotlight as well.
 

bigjnyc

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Apr 10, 2008
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Apple will not get rid of an app just because you find it useless lol.

I myself don't use it either but I'm sure some people out there do. I just stick it in the last page somewhere, and now with 4.0 I just stick it in a folder along with stocks,compass, voice recorder.... and any other apps I dont use.

The perfect solution would be for Apple to allow you to check these off in itunes so they wont sync to your phone. Then everybody will be happy
 

ScreamingPsycho

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I've never used it. I wish Apple would allow you to take home page apps (ex: Contacts, Photos, Calender, Speech, Clock) off. Make a place in Settings for them where you could turn them off.
 

eawmp1

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I'm sure when everyone in the world does things the way you do, Apple will get rid of what you consider a useless app. :rolleyes:
 

maflynn

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I use it quite often and if it's given the heave ho, that will impact my usage.
 

jbennardo

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Camera is another one I don't use. I have my home button set to fire the camera when I need it. Gotta see how that changes after 4.0 though.
 

tnisatard

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I'm sure when everyone in the world does things the way you do, Apple will get rid of what you consider a useless app. :rolleyes:
do you honestly think im expecting apple to do everything my way :rolleyes:

if i expected that i would make a thread about something MORE important
 

Small White Car

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I like it.

It makes no sense to go to the "phone" to look up someone's house address or birthday.

In fact, if having the extra icon bothers you I suggest that they get rid of the phone app icon.

Put Visual Voicemail in with the text message app and use 'Contacts' to look up people and call them. You can put a keypad icon in 'Contacts' if you really need to manually dial a number.

(Honestly, I'm fine with having both apps, I'm just saying that if you HAVE to kill one I'd pick the phone app before the contacts app.)
 

Anthony T

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I plan on making a "Useless S**t" folder, and throwing this in there, along with the "Stocks" app. :D
 

winoj

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Here's the scenario: Call someone. While on the phone call hit the home button an try and get to your phonebook through the phone app. It can't be done. The contact app is so you can access your phonebook while on phone calls to get info, say an address or other info of a contact. I think this is the whole purpose of the contact app.
 

Small White Car

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Here's the scenario: Call someone. While on the phone call hit the home button an try and get to your phonebook through the phone app. It can't be done. The contact app is so you can access your phonebook while on phone calls to get info, say an address or other info of a contact. I think this is the whole purpose of the contact app.
Interesting. I've done that before and never really thought about the fact that I couldn't have done it without that extra app.
 

acfusion29

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Apple should allow us to remove native apps off the home screen.

I took the iTunes store off in the restrictions menu, but I would like to get rid of stocks and replace the weather app with WeatherEye.
 

ucfgrad93

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I don't use it that much, and like others have said with the coming of folders, it really isn't a big deal.
 

Kebabselector

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I tend to stick unwanted Apps on the last page. It would be nice to remove stuff I don't want, like Stocks. I understand people like to keep it, but I personally have no use for it.
 

tnisatard

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Here's the scenario: Call someone. While on the phone call hit the home button an try and get to your phonebook through the phone app. It can't be done. The contact app is so you can access your phonebook while on phone calls to get info, say an address or other info of a contact. I think this is the whole purpose of the contact app.
while in the call

you get a screen of 6 different buttons including end call

i think its like keypad speaker phone and etc

one of them is contacts, you access it from there
 
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