Manage Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S4

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This Howiki will show you on how to manage the contacts of Samsung Galaxy S4. This article will discuss on these actions:

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    Create a contact
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    Edit a contact
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    Delete a contact
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    Set speed dial number
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    Search for contacts
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    Display contacts
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    Move contacts
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    Import and export contacts
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    Manage favourite contacts
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    Manage contact groups
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    Create a business card
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Create a contact

If you want to add a new contact to your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the add contacts icon and enter the information you want to add.
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Notable icons

Icon Meaning / Function
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Add a new contact. Tapping on this icon allows you to add a new contact to your phone
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Add image icon. Tapping on this icon allows you to add an image to a new contact.
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Add a contact field icon. Tapping on this icon allows you to add a field from your contact's details.
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Delete a contact field icon. Tapping on this icon allows you to delete a field from your contact's details.

Edit a contact

If you want to edit an existing contact to your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the edit contacts icon and edit the information you want to edit.
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Notable icons

Icon Meaning / Function
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Edit contact icon. Tapping on this icon allows you to edit an existing contact.

Delete a contact

If you want to delete an existing contact from your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the Menu button to access the list of available actions.
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    Tap on Delete to delete a contact.
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Notable icons

Icon Meaning / Function
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Soft Menu button. The soft button located on the lower left part of your phone screen. Pressing on it allows you to view the menu which contains the list of available actions.

Add a speed dial number

If you want to set up a speed dial number to your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the Menu button to access the list of available actions.
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    Tap on Speed dial setting.
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    Select a speed dial number.
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    Select a contact that you want to assign it to.
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Delete a speed dial number

If you want to delete a speed dial number from your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the Menu button to access the list of available actions.
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    Tap on Speed dial setting.
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    Select a speed dial number with an assigned contact.
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    Tap and hold on it until an option of possible actions shows.
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    Tap on Remove.
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Search for contacts

If you want to search for contacts from your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Use any of these methods to search for contacts
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    1. Manually scroll the contact list to find the contact you are searching for.
    2. Tap the search field located at the top of your contact list and enter a name, a number, or any details of the contact.
    3. Use the index located at the right side of the contact for faster scrolling speeds. Do it by dragging your finger along it.
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Available actions for contacts

After selection of contacts you can do any of these:

Icon Meaning / Function
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Favourites icon. Tapping on this icon will make the selected contact be part of your favourite contacts.
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Voice call icon. Tapping on this icon allows you to make a voice call to the selected contact.
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Video call icon. Tapping on this icon allows you to make a video call to the selected contact.
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Compose message icon. Tapping on this icon allows you to go automatically to the messaging application and create and send an SMS message for your contact.
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Compose message icon. Tapping on this icon allows you to go automatically to the email application and create and send an email message for your contact.

Display contacts

By default, your phone will display the saved contacts on all its storage (internal memory. SIM, USIM, etc.). If you want to choose what storage will display the contacts on your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the Menu button to access the list of available actions.
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    Tap Contacts to display.
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    Select which of the locations will display the contacts details of your phone.
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Move contacts

If you want to move contacts from your phone to your Google or Samsung contacts, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the Menu button to access the list of available actions.
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    Tap on Merge accounts
     
    1. Tap on Merge with Google to merge contacts with Google.
    2. Tap on Merge with Samsung to merge contacts with Samsung.
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Notable icons

Icon Meaning / Function
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Merged with Google icon. This icon indicates that the contact having this has its details merged with Google Contacts.
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Merged with Samsung icon. This icon indicates that the contact having this has its details merged with Samsung Contacts.

Manage favourite contacts

If you want to manage favourite contacts from your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the Menu button to access the list of available actions.
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    Choose from the list of possible actions
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    1. Search: Search for contacts on your phone.
    2. Add to favourites: Add a selected contact to the list of favourite contacts.
    3. Remove from favourites: Remove a selected contact to the list of favourite contacts.
    4. Grid view / List view: View contacts in grid or list form.
    5. Help: Access help information about using contacts
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Manage contact groups

If you want to manage the contact groups from your phone, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap on the Menu button to access the list of available actions.
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    Choose from the list of possible actions
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    1. Create: Creates a new group to your phone.
    2. Search: Search for contacts on your phone.
    3. Change order: Tap and the Order¹ icon next to the group name. You can drag it down or up to another position. Tap done when it is on your desired position.
    4. Delete groups: Select a group that you have manually added and tap delete. Default group contacts cannot be deleted.
    5. Help: Access information about using contacts.
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Adding contacts to a group

If you want to add contacts to the contact groups from your phone, do these:

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    Select a group where you want to add the contact.
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    Tap on the add contact² icon
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    Select the contacts you want to add.
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    Tap Done when you have added your desired contacts.
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Sending a message or email to all contacts on a group

If you want to send a message or an email to your contacts on a certain group, do these:

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    Select a group that you want to send a message or an email.
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    Tap on Menu button.
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    Select your desire message
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    1. Select Send message if you want to send a message to the group.
    2. Select Send email if you want to send an email to the group.
    3. Select all or selected members.
    4. Tap done.
    5. You will then be taken to the messaging application or the email application to compose your message.
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Notable icons

Icon Meaning / Function
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Add contact icon. On Groups, tapping on this icon will add a contact to your selected group.
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Change order icon. On Groups, tapping on this icon will allow you to rearrange the positions of your group list.

Create a business card

You can create your own digital business card and sent it to your contacts through messaging, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. If you want to make one for your own, do these:

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    Go to your Home Menu.
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    Tap on the application folder.
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    On the application folder, tap the Contacts application icon.
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    Tap "Set up my profile".
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    Enter your contact details.
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    Tap save when you are done.
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    Tap Menu button.
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    Choose "Share namecard via", and select your preferred sharing method.
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May apply to newer Samsung Android phones and other newer Android phones. These Howiki is designed specifically for the Samsung Galaxy S4 but may also apply to newer Samsung Android phones and other newer Android devices.
May not apply to phones with Custom ROMS. Phones with custom ROMS may have different icons since some change them based on the developer's preferences.

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