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.
    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.
    Tap on the selection to proceed.
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    • 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 picture icon located on the upper-right part of the phone's screen.
    You can choose to use a photo from your Images, Tagged pictures, S Note, or take a new picture using your phone's camera.
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    Tap on your selected picture and crop the picture to fit as an image icon of your Contacts.
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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.
    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.
    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.
    Tap on OK to save selection.
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    Add more fields by tapping on "Add another field".
    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 on the upper right part of the phone's screen to save 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 and hold on a contact and wait for the selection screen to come up.
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    On the selection screen, tap on the check box for the contact/s that you want to delete.
    A box with a check mark indicates that the contact is marked for deletion.
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    Tap on the Delete icon (trash bin icon) on the upper-right part of your screen to delete the selected item/s.
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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.
    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.
    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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How to remove contact name on the front screen of Samsung?

We have added 3 names on the front home screen then its easy just to press button and phone. How do we remove them again. We don't want to remove them from the contact list but just from the home screen

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Tap and hold the contact name on the home screen. Drag it up to the "Remove" icon. This will not delete the contact itself: just the icon will be removed.

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.

Hi, for a few months now my contacts seems to 'just disappear' from the list and I only noticed it as my husband was one of the ones that disappeard?

I've created a test contact yesterday because I had a hard time editing my son's detail under contacts it not showing all the fields I have under his name.... So once I created the test contact, I've saved it to device, to Samsung account it does not come up under contacts at all. I went to settings to say 'all contacts' need to show - it is still not there, however when I resaved a 'test' it said you already have this contact..... What the hell I am doing or what is happening? cheers Brenda

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No add fields in edit contacts?

Cannot add individual ringtone to a contact

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On my husbands new S5 I don't see fields other than?

Name and phone number and email in the contact list. On my Note3 I can add addresses etc. But I don't see a place to add fields on the S5

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Multiple streams of contacts on my phone?

I'm trying to clean up my phone because I have multiple streams saving contacts on my S5. I have stopped backing up to the Verizon cloud, but it is still showing cloud contacts on the phone. Also, I am showing phone and Google. My primary storage is Google. Is there a way to remove the other streams and just show Google?

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How do I add an address field to my contacts?

No details to enter at this time

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Cannot add additional numbers in existing contacts?

I cannot add additional numbers to existing contacts. It gives an edit option and the option to add another number but when I hit on save, it wouldn't save.

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I deleted a 2nd mobile phone from my contacts, but when I go to contacts, it is still there?

When I go to manage the contact, that 2nd phone is not there, but it is still there when I hit contacts. Also, if you edit (replace) a current phone number, it adds it and keeps the original number too. Have to delete the original contact and set up a new one to correct???

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How do I get my contacts Facebook profile pictures to show up while I'm texting them?

In my 'edit contact' settings there is no add picture option, how do I get their display pictures to work in my text messages ?

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I need to put a personal ringtone on a contact and I can't do it?

How can I add a ringtone to a contact

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There doesn't seem to be a 'sort by' button to tap?

Got to step 6 in your process but couldn't find sort by in the list

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I need a strategy for getting my contacts from my Galaxy S5 to an iPhone se?

Bought a new iPhone. I wanted to move my contacts from the Samsung to the iPhone. I chatted with Apple yesterday who said the only way to import contacts is as part of an email list. (I am so angry I am losing control over this, but I'm trying to get over it.) I have always kept contacts in a phone directory - not associated with any email. Using your instructions I - imported? exported? - my contacts list in the Samsung phone to a Gmail address. now the contacts are not in my Samsung. but they show up when I select "show contacts from [email address]". They're out there in the Google cloud. I'm freaking out because I can't always get WiFi. . So there are two issues. My Samsung desperately needs repair which means down time. I have a new iPhone which I am trying gamely to accept. I need my contact list on the iPhone. Is access to email the only way to have a contact list?

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How do you change the Display Name?

I have additional info in a name and I would like to delete It.. I have tried: Just the standard edit.. I think it was caused by: It was linked to another (since deleted) name.

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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".
    Set either the first or last name.
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    Tap on "Display contacts by".
    Set it as the previous setting.
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I mistakenly saved my contact to the wrong Google account, and want to change it?

Thanks. I mistakenly saved some of my contacts to one Google account, but they really belong to another Google account. Is there any easy way to change that, or do I have to delete them and add them again?

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