Will Apple finally get rid of the "CONTACT" app

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tnisatard, May 5, 2010.

  1. tnisatard macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2008
    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
  2. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    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.
  3. jbennardo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    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.
  4. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    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.
  5. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
    1. No, they won't kill it or let you do so anytime soon.

    2. Folders and profit.
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    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
  7. ScreamingPsycho macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2009
    Rocky Top
    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.
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    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:
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I use it quite often and if it's given the heave ho, that will impact my usage.
  10. jbennardo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    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.
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Either jailbreak and hide the app or not jailbreak and drag it past the 12th page...poof.
  12. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    mine is gone. I JBed my iphone once a year and a half ago and since then my contacts app is missing. I had disabled it while jbed and now it's gone for good. don't really miss it.
  13. tnisatard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2008
    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
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    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.)
  15. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    I plan on making a "Useless S**t" folder, and throwing this in there, along with the "Stocks" app. :D
  16. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    I think Apple will keep it as long as the iPod touch and iPad don't have a Phone app.
  17. winoj macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2009
    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.
  18. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Interesting. I've done that before and never really thought about the fact that I couldn't have done it without that extra app.
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    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.
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I don't use it that much, and like others have said with the coming of folders, it really isn't a big deal.
  21. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    Aren't the two the exact same thing? Is it the icon you want to get rid of?
  22. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    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.
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I never used it either.
    I usually just dock/hide it thru sbsettings.
  24. davidlw macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2008
    I use this app. all day every work day. Can't imagine not having it.
  25. tnisatard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2008
    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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