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:
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Organizing contacts into groups can help to locate specific contacts faster with iOS. Unfortunately, the stock iOS Contacts app does not have built-in support for creating new contact groups. While existing groups can be accessed directly from iOS, new groups must be created and populated with contacts by using iCloud.
This process will only work if iCloud is enabled to sync with the iPhone under Settings -> iCloud -> Contacts. To begin, access the iCloud website at iCloud.com and sign in using the same Apple ID and password that is connected to your iOS device. Once logged in follow these steps: