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Searchy lets jailbroken iPhone users search the Phone app’s Recents list

With all the extravagant changes Apple seems to be making to the iOS mobile operating system with respect to recent updates, it remains to be seen why important things such as the native Phone app haven’t received new or useful functionality.

iOS developer MiRO92 recognized at least one way that the Phone app could be improved, and as such, created a jailbreak tweak dubbed Searchy.

How to sync your iPhone to another iPhone or iPad

How to sync iPhone to another iPhone or iPad

When you own multiple iPhones and iPads, you may want to sync them so that they have the same contacts, reminders, photos, videos, files, and apps. Doing this ensures you can pick up any device to make FaceTime calls, check your calendar event, enjoy apps, see pictures, or start a document on the smaller iPhone screen but finish it comfortably on the large iPad.

Thanks to iCloud, you can have all your essentials sync wirelessly on your iPhones and iPads. If you wonder how to do that, here are the easy steps to sync iPhone to another iPhone or iPad.

This new jailbreak tweak hides all VoIP suggestions from iOS’ contact list

In more recent iterations Apple’s mobile operating systems, like iOS 13 and 14, the company attempted to incorporate support for third-party VoIP apps such as WhatsApp in the contact list to make reaching people who use those services even easier.

The concept sounds splendid on paper, but the execution appears to have been anything but. iOS developer 0xkujhappened upon a tweak bounty by Reddit user karm2308 requesting the removal of these botched options from the contact list, and a free jailbreak tweak dubbed Hide VOIP Suggestions was consequently conceived.

Expand the capabilities of your jailbroken iPhone’s Contacts app with Contacts Extended

It goes without saying that the vast majority of iPhone users resort to using the stock Contacts app that Apple pre-installs from the factory for managing their contact list. Not only is it easy to use, but it integrates more deeply with the rest of iOS than most third-party alternatives from the App Store.

Unfortunately, being a pre-installed app typically means that Contacts is somewhat barebones. Apple does this intentionally to make the iPhone easier to use, but if you demand more out of your Contacts app as so many people do, then a new jailbreak tweak called Contacts Extended by iOS developer 0xkuj might be of interest to you.

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.