The Contacts app is one of the quintessential parts of modern smartphones. Everyone uses this app almost every day, but many people still don’t realize all the features available in the Contacts app on their iPhone, especially after the iOS 16 update.
Here are the 10 most valuable features of the Contacts app on iPhone running on the latest iOS 16 update.
Merge contacts with a tap
If you’ve imported contacts from multiple sources (iCloud, Google, etc.), chances are you’ll have duplicate contacts in your Contacts app. iPhones running the latest version of iOS 16 can now merge contacts with a single click.
Apple automatically detects duplicate contacts and lets you merge them with a single click on the Contacts app home page. You can merge all or even ignore them depending on what the specific contact is about.
Add Memoji to Contacts
You can now assign individual Memoji to individual contacts directly from the Contacts app on your iPhone. Select a contact and click the Edit button. Select a memo character from the following menu, customize as desired, and save. This is a great feature for visually identifying and saving contacts for new people.
Add Contacts Widget to Lock Screen
To do this, you’ll need to install a third-party app such as Lock Screen Contact Widget, which is available for free on the App Store. Once the download is complete, you can create widgets and add them to your lock screen. With this widget, you can call or message that person with one click.
email contact list
In just a few steps, you can now email everyone in your Contacts app via the Mail app.in the upper left corner[リスト]Click Options, long-press one of the lists, tap[全員にメールを送信]Choose. Please note that this feature works only with the Apple Mail app and not with third-party mail apps. Similarly, you can also send messages to all contacts at once in the same way.
Filter and share contacts
With the iOS 16 update, you can now filter the information in your contacts and share it with friends, colleagues, or family. This feature allows users to share only certain information about their contacts.To do this, click on the shared contact, then[フィールドのフィルター]to uncheck the fields you don’t want to share.
Drag and drop contacts
iOS 16 also enabled the drag and drop contacts feature on iPhone. Click the contact you want to share with another app or service, use gestures to access the home page, and drop the contact icon onto your new app or service to easily add those contact details.
Add Contacts Widget to Home Screen
You can now add a contact widget to your home screen. Whenever you have a message or missed call from that particular contact, you will see a red icon notifying you that there is an update from the same contact. You can add a widget with one contact or a large widget with up to 4 contacts.
Faster actions from contact menu
You can now long press on a contact to send a message, make a call, or start a video call from third-party apps like Telegram and WhatsApp. If the contact has an email address, you can also use this feature to send the email directly from the Contacts app.
Export filtered contacts
You can now export entire contacts including filtered information. If you just want to share the names and numbers of your entire contact list, you can do it on iPhones running iOS 16. This makes sharing contacts easy and simple.
Manage your contact list on iPhone
Until last year, this feature was limited to the Contacts app on macOS and iCloud, but now it’s available on iPhone and iPad. With the iOS 16 update, you can now manage your contact list directly on your iPhone. This allows users to create new contact lists or delete existing contact lists.