Contacts

How to create memojis for your iPhone contacts

Even more Memoji customization in iOS 13

Apple introduced Memojis back in 2018, which are basically Animojis of people. If you own an Apple device, you can create a Memoji or yourself that looks like an animated version of you. You can also create Memojis for your friends and family. They can be used in Messages, FaceTime video calls, and more.

How to print mailing labels or envelopes for a list of Contacts on Mac

Contacts Print Mailing Labels on Mac

So many things that used to be done physically are done digitally now. And sending out cards, announcements, or invitations is one of them. But if you want to stick to tradition and postal mail these types of things to friends and family, Contacts on Mac makes it easy.

Need invitations to a party, shower, or wedding, announcements for an engagement or new baby, or cards to wish everyone happy holidays? We’ll show you how to print mailing labels, envelopes, or a mailing list from your Contacts app.

CallFavorites lets iOS 14 users dial favorite contacts via a Haptic Touch gesture on the Home Screen

We all probably have at least a few favorite contacts saved on our iPhones, whether it’s close family or our best of friends. Fortunately, Apple allows you to set up favorite contacts in the Phone app so that it’s easier to get in touch with them when life necessitates it.

Designating a contact as a ‘favorite’ contact in the Phone app moves that person’s contact information to the dedicated Favorites tab at the bottom of the app, but if you were looking for even more added convenience, then we think you’ll come to appreciate a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called CallFavorites by iOS developer pixelomer.

How to fix duplicate iCloud contacts after updating to macOS Big Sur

Apple's promotional image for the macOS Big Sur software update for Mac computers

If you’ve recently updated your Mac to macOS Big Sur, you may have noticed an issue with your contacts. Have all of your Contacts suddenly been duplicated since the upgrade? If so, you’re not alone.

You can certainly go through the process of removing the duplicates, as some have suggested in the Apple Community forum. But there is another suggestion, used by our own Sebastien Page, that is the quickest and easiest way to go.

Basically, you’ll restore your Contacts to the last backup in iCloud, here’s how.

How to keep track of birthdays on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Birthday Reminder App on iPhone with Calendar

It’s always nice when someone remembers your birthday. Facebook has a handy feature for letting you know when one of your friends has a birthday. But not everybody uses Facebook (believe it or not). So if you want to make sure you don’t forget your grandma’s 98th birthday or your niece’s 2nd one, you may need a little help.

Here, we’ll show you two great ways to keep track of birthdays on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can then be sure to grab that birthday card or make that phone call to say “Happy Birthday” to someone special.

4 ways to create a new contact on your iPhone

Add New Contact iPhone

While you can easily create a new contact right from the Contacts app on your iPhone, you do have additional options that might be more convenient. If you receive an email, text message, or phone call from someone, you can save that person as a new contact directly from one of those items too.

If there is someone new in your life that you want to save as a contact for simple ways to communicate in the future, here are four methods for creating a new contact on your iPhone.

Sunset makes it easier for jailbreakers to get in touch with friends & family

When you’re in the mood to get in touch with a friend or family member, you’d generally just launch the Contacts app, find that person, and then tap only our preferred method of contact to reach them — be it text, phone, or email. But it’s 2020, and by now, someone’s got to be saying that it’s ludicrous that one would need to close the app they’re in and launch the Contacts app just to get in touch with someone else.

Those who feel the way we’ve just described are likely to enjoy a newly released jailbreak tweak called Sunset by iOS developer SouthernGirlWhoCode, as it replaces the idea of a Contacts app with a Contacts card that can be summoned from just about anywhere in iOS with one of several different gestures.

LS Contacts brings contact interaction directly to your iPhone’s Lock Screen

If you ever want to call or text a contact on your iPhone, then you’d need to unlock your handset and visit the Contacts or Phone app to do so. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could skip that step entirely and get right to it?

If you answered yes to the question above, then you might enjoy the likes of a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed LS Contacts by iOS developer 0xkuj. Just as the tweak’s rather conspicuous name implies, LS Contacts can be used to put shortcuts to specific contacts directly on your Lock Screen for quicker access in a pinch.

How to use Find People or Find My Friends on Apple Watch

Find People App on Apple Watch List

If you use the Find My app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, then you have a similar tool for locating people with your Apple Watch. On watchOS 6 or later, the app is called Find People and on watchOS 5 or earlier, it’s Find My Friends. But both apps do the same thing and can help you track down your loved ones.

If you just got your first Apple Watch or simply haven’t used the app yet, here’s how to use Find People or Find My Friends on your Apple Watch.

How to assign Reminders in shared lists on iPhone and iPad

Edit Reminder Assignment iPad

The Reminders app has given users the ability to share lists for some time now. And while sharing a list that you can work on with a coworker or family member is handy, something’s been missing. As of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, you can assign reminders to other people.

This is an excellent enhancement to the Reminders app for those who work with others to complete tasks, to-dos, and projects of all sizes. So, open Reminders to your honey-do or business-related list; this tutorial shows you how to assign reminders with shared lists.

Access your favorite contacts from anywhere in iOS with QuickConnect

By now, most folks already know that iOS 14 will permit users to pin their favorite conversations at the top of the Messages app. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could pin your favorite contacts to various parts of iOS system wide as opposed to being confined to just one app?

That’s the thinking behind a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed QuickConnect by iOS developer Elias Sfeir, and as depicted in the screenshot examples above, the tweak lets users pin their favorite contacts to frequently used parts of the iOS platform, including the App Switcher and the Lock Screen.