iOS 17 Guide: Creating a New Contact with Ease

Adding a new contact on your iPhone is a breeze with iOS 17. In less than a minute, you can store someone’s phone number, email, and other details right in your contacts app. Ready to learn how? Let’s dive in!

You can also watch this video about how to create a new contact on an iPhone for additional information.

Step by Step Tutorial on Creating a New Contact in iOS 17

Before we jump into the steps, let’s talk about what we’re going to do. Adding a new contact means that you can call, text, or email someone without having to remember their information. It’ll all be right there on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

Open the Contacts app on your iPhone.

When you tap on the Contacts app, you’ll see a list of people you’ve already saved. But we’re here to add someone new, so look for the plus sign.

Step 2: Tap the Plus Sign

Tap the plus sign in the top right corner.

That plus sign is like a magic button that opens up a new page where you can add all the details for your new contact.

Step 3: Enter the Contact’s Information

Enter the contact’s name, phone number, and any other details you want to save.

You can add as much or as little information as you like. Want to remember their birthday? There’s a spot for that. Got their Instagram handle? Add it in!

Step 4: Save the Contact

Tap ‘Done’ to save the contact.

Don’t forget to hit ‘Done’ or your new friend’s info will be lost in the digital abyss. Pressing ‘Done’ seals the deal and adds them to your contacts.

Once you’ve completed these steps, your new contact will be saved in your phone. You’ll be able to call, text, or email them without having to remember their details. It’s like giving your brain a little break – thanks, technology!

Tips for Creating New Contacts in iOS 17

  • Always double-check the contact’s information before saving. A typo could mean calling the wrong person!
  • Add a contact photo to make it easier to find them in your list.
  • Group contacts by categories (like work, family, friends) for better organization.
  • If you get a call or text from a new number, you can add it directly from your recent calls or messages list.
  • Use Siri to add a new contact by saying, “Hey Siri, add a new contact.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I delete a contact in iOS 17?

To delete a contact, simply open their details, scroll down, and tap ‘Delete Contact.’

Can I add more than one phone number for a contact?

Yes, you can add multiple phone numbers for each contact. Just tap ‘add phone’ to include another number.

How do I share a contact’s details with someone else?

Tap on the contact, scroll down, and select ‘Share Contact’ to send their details via message, email, or AirDrop.

Can I sync my contacts with other devices?

If you have iCloud set up, your contacts will automatically sync across all your Apple devices.

Is there a way to back up my contacts?

Your contacts are backed up to iCloud, but you can also export them as a vCard if needed.


  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Tap the plus sign.
  3. Enter the contact’s information.
  4. Tap ‘Done’ to save.


iOS 17 makes it incredibly simple to stay connected with your friends, family, and colleagues by allowing you to add new contacts quickly. With just a few taps, you can store important details, ensuring you’re never more than a few clicks away from reaching out to your connections. Remember that keeping your contacts organized and up-to-date can make communication more efficient and less stressful. So, go ahead, add that new contact, and start connecting! Whether for work or personal reasons, having a well-maintained contact list can only benefit you in the long run, and with iOS 17, it’s easier than ever.

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