Manage Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung Galaxy S5's Contacts feature allows you to save important details for people who matter to you. Using Contacts, you can save a person's name, address, cellphone number, home number and other personal information about the person. Aside from saving the details, you also manage your contacts, edit, delete and Backup Data on Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Create a new contact on Samsung Galaxy S5

To add a new contact and details to it, follow these procedures:

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    Press the Home button (lower-middle button) to get to your Galaxy S5's Home screen
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    You can also tap on the Back key for a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Contacts icon located on the Favourites bar of the Home screen (second icon from the left)
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    You will now be taken to the Contacts app where you can add, edit and manage contacts
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    To add a new contact, tap on the plus (+) icon located on the upper-right part of the screen
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    You will be asked to choose where to save the new contact
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    Tap on the selection to proceed.
    • Choose Device to save the contact on your phone. If you save the contact to your phone's memory, that contact will not be backed up.
    • Choose Samsung account to save the contact to your Samsung account and sync it to your phone. You need to Create a Samsung Account on Samsung Galaxy S5 to be able to do this.
    • Choose Google to save the contact to your Google account and sync it to your phone. You need to Setup Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S5 to be able to do this.
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    Add a picture of your contact by tapping on the bigger + icon to the left side of Name
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    You will have a choice to choose the image from your existing pictures by tapping "Image" or "Take Picture" to use your device's camera to take a new photo
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    Once you have your selected picture, you can crop the picture to fit as an image icon for your contact, then tap on "Done" when finished
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    On the Contact details, tap on the Name field and enter your contact's name
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    On the Phone field, enter your contact's phone numbers
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    You can add more phone number fields by tapping on the plus (+) icon or delete entries by tapping on the minus (-) icon.
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    On the Email field, enter your contact's email address
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    If there is a need to add an email field, tap on the plus (+) icon. If you want to delete an email field, tap on the minus (-) icon.
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    On the Groups field, enter your contact's group if there is a need to assign one
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    On the Ringtone field, you can choose a unique ringtone so you can easily identify who is calling you without looking at your phone's screen
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    Choose the selected ringtone by tapping on the tick box to the right of it
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    Tap on OK to save selection.
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    Add more fields by tapping on "Add another field"
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    You can add other details such as phonetic name, organization, address, notes and other information.
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    Tap on the checkbox for the field that you want to add and then tap on the OK button to proceed
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    Tap on the Save button located in the upper right part of the phone's screen to save a contact
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    You have successfully created a new contact using your Samsung Galaxy S5
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Edit Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S5

To edit and manage the save contacts on your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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    Press the Home button (lower-middle button) to get to your Galaxy S5's Home screen
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    You can also tap on the Back key for a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Contacts icon located on the Favourites bar of the Home screen (second icon from the left)
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    You will now be taken to the Contacts app where you can add, edit and manage contacts
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    From the list of contacts on your phone, choose the contact that you want to edit
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    Tap on the target contact to open the contact's page.
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    From the contact's page, tap on the Edit icon (pencil icon) on the upper-right part of the screen
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    Tap on the fields that you want to edit out
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    You can add and delete fields.
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    Tap on Save or Cancel buttons to save or cancel the changes made
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    You have successfully learned how to edit a contact's details on Samsung Galaxy S5
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Delete Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S5

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    Press the Home button (lower-middle button) to get to your Galaxy S5's Home screen
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    You can also tap on the Back key for a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Contacts icon located on the Favourites bar of the Home screen (second icon from the left)
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    You will now be taken to the Contacts app where you can add, edit and manage contacts
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    Tap on the contact that you wish to delete
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    Tap on the menu icon to the right of the pencil icon
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    Tap on Delete
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    Confirm deletion by tapping on the "OK" button on the prompt
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    You have successfully deleted the selected contact/s on your Samsung Galaxy S5
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  • Questions and Answers

    How do you edit the Notes section of a contact on the S5?

    I have about 25 lines of Notes on a contact. When I touch the edit icon, only the most recent two lines appear and are editable. The remaining lines cannot be seen or edited.

    Editing the notes section of a contact on the Samsung Galaxy S5 can be a bit tricky if you have more than a few lines. Here are two ways you can edit the notes:

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      Using a text editor, select all of the note text, and then copy it, pasting the note into a text editor on your phone
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      This will let you edit it, and then you can copy the edited text and paste it back into the contact.
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      Log into your Google Account and manage your contacts
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      Using this method, you will be able to directly edit your contacts, and make any changes or additions to the notes that you need to make.
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    I'm looking for a PC contact manager for my S5?

    Kies used to do it and now Kies 3 does not. So basically I'm looking for iTunes type software for the S5, that not only handles contacts but music, apps, games, etc

    One of the best programs to edit and manage your contacts, including backing them up, is AirDroid. Other useful features of this program include:

    • Manage your text messages: With AirDroid you can actually send messages directly from your computer.
    • Use your phone camera: You can access your Samsung Galaxy S5 camera directly from your PC. This will let you take photos or record a video.
    • Install and uninstall App: With this program, you can manage the Apps on your Samsung Smartphone.
    • Move files between your PC and your phone easily: You can use drag and drop to share files between your Samsung GS5 and your computer.
    • Managing contacts: You can edit, add, delete, and backup your contacts.
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    There are also many other great features of this program.

    In order to install and use this program, read our great VisiHow article on how to use AirDroid: Wirelessly Manage Your Android from a Web Browser with the AirDroid program.

    If you have any additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section.

    Why is my phone list not putting Dr in order when I use Dr as the first word?

    How do I get my contacts to use Dr as the first word so they are all together in the same spot

    You will have to change the word order.

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      Press the home button.
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      Tap on Contacts.
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      Tap on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner.
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      Tap on "Settings".
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      Tap on "Contacts".
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      Tap on "Sort by"
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      Set either the first or last name.
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      Tap on "Display contacts by"
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      Set it to the previous setting.
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    How do you delete an old address from a contact once you have updated with a current address?

    I updated an address on one of my contacts on my Samsung Galaxy 5S phone and the old address doesn't delete even thought I deleted it during the update process. How do I get rid of the old address?

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