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Contacts

Store and manage your contacts with the Contacts app, which can be synchronized with a variety of your existing personal accounts, including Google, Email, Facebook, and your Samsung account. 

Note: The Contacts app is different from the Contacts tab in the Phone app. Although both list the contacts in your phone and accounts, the available options and functions are different.

Manage Contacts

Access your list of contacts by using the Contacts app. To access your Contacts list:

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.

Find a Contact

You can search for a contact or swipe the list to find one by name.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap the Search field, and then enter characters to find contacts that match. You can also tap a letter on the side of the list to jump directly to that letter in the alphabetical list. You can also slide your finger across the alphabetical list to select a letter with better precision. 

Add a Contact

Use the following procedure to add a new contact.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts
  2. Tap Create, and then tap contact fields to enter information.
  • Choose a storage account for the contact. You can store the contact on the device or sync it with an account.
  • Tap Contact photo to assign a picture to the new contact.
  • Enter a name, phone number, email address, and assign the contact to a group. 
  1. Tap Save. 

Edit a Contact

When editing a contact, you can tap a field and change or delete the information, or you can add additional fields to the contact's list of information. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap the contact to display it, and then tap Edit.
  3. Tap any of the fields to add, change, or delete information. 
  4. Tap Save.

Share a Contact

When you share a name card, the contact's information is sent as a vCard file (.vcf). You can share a vCard using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct, attach it to a message, or save it to a storage location.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap More|Share contact.
  3. Choose a sharing method and follow the prompts.

Link Contacts

When you have contacts from various sources, such as Gmail or Facebook, you may have multiple similar entries for a single contact. Contacts lets you link multiple entries into a single contact. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap the contact to display it.
  3. Tap Linked contact.
  4. Tap Link another contact, and then tap contacts to choose them.
  5. Tap Link.

Unlink Contacts

You can unlink a contact that you previously linked. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap the contact to display it. 
  3. Tap Linked contact.
  4. Tap Separate beside contacts to unlink them from the main contact.

Delete Contacts

You can delete a single contact or choose multiple contacts to delete.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Touch and hold a contact to select it.
  3. Tap Delete, and then confirm when prompted. 

Favorites

When you mark contacts as favorites, they are easily accessible from other apps. Favorites display together on the Favorites tab in the Contacts app. 

Mark Contacts as Favorites

You can mark contacts as Favorites.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap Add to Favorites (the star brightens).

Remove Contacts from Favorites

You can remove contacts from Favorites.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap Remove from Favorites (the star dims).

Groups

You can use groups to organize your contacts. Your device comes with preloaded groups and you can create your own. You might create a group for your family, for co-workers, or a team. Groups make it easy to find contacts, and you can send messages to the members of a group.

Create a Group

You can create your own contact groups.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap Groups, and then tap Create.
  3. Tap fields to enter information about the group:
  • Device Storage and All Accounts: Choose where to save the group. You can save it to a specific account, to the device memory, or to all accounts. 
  • Group Name: Enter a name for the new group. 
  • Group Ringtone: Customize the sounds for the group.
  • Add Member: Select contacts to add to the new group, and then tap Done.
  1. Tap Save

Rename a Group

You can rename a contact group.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap Groups, and then tap a group.
  3. Tap Edit and enter a new name.
  4. Tap Save.

Add Contacts to a Group

You can add contacts to a group. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap Groups, and then tap a group.
  3. Tap Edit|Add member, and then tap the contacts you want to add. When finished, tap Done.
  4. Tap Save.

Send an Email to a Group

You can send an email to members of a group.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap Groups, and then tap a group.
  3. Tap More|Send email.
  4. Tap contacts to select them, or tap the All checkbox at the top of the screen to select all, and then tap Done. Only group members that have an email address in their records display.
  5. Choose an email account and follow the prompts. 
  6. Type your message and tap Send.

Delete a Group

Preset groups cannot be deleted.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap Groups, and then tap the group to delete.
  3. Tap More|Delete.
  4. Tap Group only to only delete the group or tap Group and members to delete the group and the contacts in the groups. 

Contacts Settings

These settings allow you to modify settings associated with using the Contacts app.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Contacts.
  2. Tap More|Settings (next to Contacts on the left).
  3. Tap an option and follow the prompts. 

 

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