The Contacts app is one of the essential parts of a modern smartphone. Everyone uses this app almost every day and many people still don’t understand all the features available in Contacts app on an iPhone, especially after the iOS 16 update.
Here are the ten most interesting features of the Contacts app on an iPhone running the latest iOS 16 update.
If you have imported contacts from multiple sources (iCloud, Google, and more), there is a high possibility that the Contacts app contains duplicate contacts. You can now merge contacts on an iPhone running the latest version of iOS 16 with just one click.
Apple automatically detects duplicate contacts and lets you merge them with a single click on the Contacts app home page. Depending on the content of each contact, you can either merge all or even ignore them.
You can now assign different Memojis to individual contacts directly from the Contacts app on your iPhone. Select the contact and click the Edit button. In the next menu, select the Memoji, customize it as required and save. This is a good feature to save contacts of new people with visual identification.
To do this, you need to install a third-party app like the Lock Screen Contact Widget, which is available for free on the App Store. Once you finish downloading, you can create a widget and add it to the lock screen. With this widget you can call or send a message to that person with a single click.
With just a few taps, you can now send emails to anyone in your Contacts app from the Mail app. Click on the Lists option in the top left corner, long press on one of the lists and select Email All. Note that this feature only works in the Apple Mail app, not through third-party email apps. You can also send a message to all contacts at the same time in the same way.
With the iOS 16 update, you can now filter the information in a contact and share it with a friend, colleague, or family member. This feature allows users to share only specific information about the contact. To do this, click on the shared contact, next select filter fields and uncheck the fields you don’t want to share.
iOS 16 also enabled the drag-and-drop contact feature on an iPhone. Click the contact you want to share to another app or service, access the home page with the gesture, and drop the contact icon on a new app or service to easily add that contact information.
You can now add a contacts widget to the home screen. Whenever you have a message or a missed call from that particular contact, a red icon will appear letting you know that there is an update from the same. You can add either a single contact widget or a large widget with up to four contacts.
With a long press on a contact, you can now message, call, and initiate a video call from third-party apps like Telegram and WhatsApp. If that contact has an email address, this feature can also be used to send emails directly from the contacts app.
You can now export your entire contacts with information filtered. If you just want to share the name and number of your entire contact list, you can do it on an iPhone running iOS 16. This makes sharing contacts simple and easy.
Until last year, this feature was limited to the Contacts app on macOS and iCloud and is now available for iPhones and iPads. With the iOS 16 update, you can now manage contact lists right on an iPhone, allowing users to create a new contact list or delete an existing one.
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