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How to unblock a number on iPhone

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Blocking a phone number on iPhone makes it easy to avoid unwanted calls. But how can one begin accepting calls from a number that has already been blocked? Maybe you've buried the hatchet with an old enemy, or accidentally blocked your mother-in-law's phone number. Unblocking a contact on iPhone will restore incoming calls from that number immediately.

How to sort your contacts by first name on iPhone, iPad and Mac

How to sort your Contacts by first name on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

The Contacts app on your iPhone, iPad and Mac sorts your entries by last name by default. While this is the norm for alphabetizing names, most people probably think of their family and friends by first names and use last name indexing for work contacts or clients. Whatever your preference, it is possible to sort your Contacts by first name on your iPhone, iPad and Mac - here's how to do it:

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How to share your contact info in the Messages app

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There is no simple way to share contact info with iOS. It's not necessarily hard, but it's more than a tap like most shareable features found on your iPhone or iPad. If you're interested in sharing your information, but don't want to share all your details, you can set up a secondary contact card instead of deleting sensitive information on your default card. Before you create a secondary contact card for sharing, make sure you have setup your default contact card.

How to create contact groups on iPhone

How to create contact groups on iCloud for iPhone and iPad.

Grouping your contacts makes navigating them on iPhone much easier and allows you to message and email a multitude of contacts at once by allowing you to simply use the name of the group rather than typing in each individual every time. Unfortunately there is no way to do this on the iPhone itself without a third-party app. Apple prefers you to use iCloud to make contact groups which, once you created, will sync across all of your devices. Here's how to make a contact group with iCloud:

How to add custom tones to iPhone contacts

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Knowing when an important call or text comes through can save time. Instead of looking at your iPhone, there's an easy way to give different people their own unique iOS ring. This means iPhone owners can know exactly who's calling or sending messages right away. Custom text tones and ringtones can be configured directly from the Contacts or Phone app.

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