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Add new contact to a specific group on iPhone iOS devices
If you set up groups before transferring contacts to the iPhone, you can then show only a certain group (or all groups) when browsing contacts. I set up several groups in Address Book, but noticed that you can't change which group a contact is in on the iPhone itself. Nor can you add new groups on the phone, either.

However, if you want to add a new contact to a group that is already on the iPhone, first go to the Phone Application, then tap "Contacts" and then tap the "Groups" button at the top left of the screen to select the group to which you want to add the new contact. It will return you to the Contacts screen with the group name at the top. Now tap the "+" button to add a new contact that will be associated with that group.

If I get a call or email from someone not in my contact list that I know I want in a particular group (like "Work" contacts), I go through the above steps to create the new contact in that group, then go back to the phone call or email and tap on "Add to Existing Contact" to make the new contact. If I "Create New Contact" from a recent call or an email there's no way to edit the group into which the new contact is placed.
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Add new contact to a specific group on iPhone
Authored by: babbage on Apr 14, '08 08:10:29AM

My trick for this is to create an address book group called "From iPhone", and have iTunes put all new contacts created on the phone into this group. That way, any contacts I add on the phone are together next time I sync. From there, I can re-file them into the folder they should have been in (family, coworkers, other businesses, restaraunts, etc) and empty out the "From iPhone" folder.

The same trick also works fairly well for syncing dates to iCal, by again creating a "From iPhone" calendar in iCal, setting the color to black so it stands out, and having iTunes put new events into that calendar. It would be a little nicer if iCal had some kind of search option where you could have it display all items from a given calendar, so that you could reorganize them into other calendars, but this approach is more than a good start for my needs.

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UPDATE: New App to Update Groups
Authored by: pixeleffect on Dec 14, '08 06:55:54AM

There is at least one FREE app available to edit contacts assigned to groups. The one I use is called iGroup.



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UPDATE: New App to Update Groups
Authored by: Dinky on Sep 07, '11 10:31:45AM

Of course it's quite ridiculous a sophisticated smart phone like the iPhone cannot do, what "ordinary" phone have been able to do for years... It's absurd I must add an existing address to a group by first syncing to my Mac, then dragging the address to the group and then syncing again to get it on my phone. Wake up, Steve !



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Add new contact to a specific group on iPhone
Authored by: johny b on Sep 14, '11 12:20:43PM

Hello,

Group management is not done by iPhone (shame on Apple). Many apps are available to manage groups of contacts.

I am using Easy Group, which is free (I would not pay for a so basic feature).
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easy-group/id461469079?l=fr&ls=1&mt=8

This program simply do what I want. It also can send group text, but I do not need this feature.

John John



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Add new contact to a specific group on iPhone
Authored by: coppertop098 on Nov 24, '11 04:33:16AM

Great app, however it will not allow the user to send pics to a group! Anyone know of an app that does?



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Add new contact to a specific group on iPhone
Authored by: thvv on Feb 09, '12 06:12:26PM

If your iPhone's contacts are synced to iCloud, you can open the iCloud web interface and add contacts to groups from the group view, by dragging the contact to the group name. The Address Book application on the Mac allows you to see which groups a contact is in, by pressing Option, but I don't see a way to do that from the web interface, other than displaying each group.



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Add new contact to a specific group on iPhone
Authored by: BobbieLee on Jun 13, '12 05:31:44AM
This Apple Community thread helped me find a way to group iPhone contacts directly on the iPhone.

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