Contacts

How to call contacts from the Home Screen on iPhone

Add contact to home screen

It's easy to forget that the iPhone actually makes phone calls. There are many ways to initiate a phone call, such as launching the Phone app or asking Siri to ring a contact. Now thanks to Shortcuts, iPhone users can even put a contact directly on the Home Screen. Once set up, a single tap on this icon starts a phone call. The shortcut can even be set up to initiate a FaceTime call.

Several frequently called contacts can be added to the Home Screen in this manner. Of course, if you no longer need a person's contact on the iPhone Home Screen, it can easily be removed.

How to use Memoji and Animoji as your friends' photos in Contacts

How to set Animoji and Memoji as profile pics for your friends contacts on iPhone and iPad.

Animoji debuted with iOS 11 as fun Messages feature involving animated characters that use your iPhone's front-facing camera to mimic your facial movements and expressions. iOS 12 introduced Memoji which are basically customizable human Animoji. iOS 13 now lets you use both Memoji and Animoji as your profile picture. Not only can you use them as your own avatar, but you can create Animoji and Memoji profile pics for your contacts as well.

How to unblock a number on iPhone

Unblock phone number 5

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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