Save a Number from a Text Message to Create a New Contact Quickly on iPhone

Aug 1, 2012 - 1 Comment

Save a number from a text message and create a new contact on iPhone

Remember the old days when someone would send you a text message with a phone number, and you’d either have to memorize it while you dialed or even worse, get a pen and write it down, just to add it to a new contact immediately after? Those days are long gone, and even better with the iPhone you can actually create a new contact directly from any phone number that is sent to you via text message.

The next time you receive a text with a phone number:

  1. Tap the blue arrow button alongside that message to be brought to the new contact creation screen
  2. Tap “Create New Contact” or “Add to Existing Contact” as appropriate

This works in iOS on iPad and iPod touch too but chances are you’ll get the most use out of it on the iPhone.

If you’re on the other side sending a phone number out, remember that you can directly send contacts from the iPhone through iMessage and email that contain a full address book listing for a person, including their number, name, email address, picture, and whatever other information you have stored in the vcard file.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Dorrit says:

    I sent a text message to a phone number, using my iPhone 7, and can’t figure out how to save that phone number is my contacts. Help!

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