Office 365 (iOS) - Create a Contact

Best Effort Support Only

This document contains instructions on using a non-Microsoft email client, such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird. Microsoft does not recommend these clients for use with Office 365, and there are often significant limitations in client functionality as a result.

Because of this, the DoIT Help Desk is only able to offer best effort support for these clients, and certain issues may require the use of a Microsoft client in order to be resolved. For more information on Office 365 client support, please see: Office 365 - Which clients/protocols will be supported?.

The following document explains how to create a new contact using an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch). Contacts can be as basic as a name and email address, or include additional detailed information such as street address, multiple phone numbers, a picture, birthdays, and any other information that relates to the contact.

Note: This will save the contacts onto your local device; it will not sync the contacts you create with your account online.

There are several different places from which to add a contact to use when composing messages. You can also configure the iOS Calendar application to work with the UW Directory Search. Directions for doing so can be found here: Directory Search (iOS) - Configuring iPad for White Pages and here: Directory Search (iOS) - Configuring iPhone/iPod Touch for White Pages.

Once you've saved someone as a contact, you can type the first few letters of their name into an email or calendar invitation, and Outlook will fill in their email address for you. Or with a few clicks, you can call that person without ever having to look up their phone number.

From an Email

  1. Click Mail.
  2. Locate an email the user you'd like to save as a contact to your phone has sent you.
  3. Click on their name.
  4. Click Create New Contact or Add to Existing Contact if the user already exists in your phone.
  5. If you'd like to add other contact information, do so. Once finished, click Done in the top right corner.

From Within the Body of an Email

  1. Click Mail.
  2. Locate the message that contains the contact information you'd like to save.
  3. Tap and hold the email address, phone number, or other contact information you'd like to add.
    Note: This will only work if the Mail program has detected the contact information as such. It will appear underlined like a link.
  4. Select Create New Contact from the menu that comes up or Add to Existing Contact if the user already exists in your phone.
  5. If you'd like to add other contact information, do so. Once finished, click Done in the top right corner.

From your Contacts

  1. Click Phone.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, click on Contacts. There is a small symbol above it that looks like a mini portrait.
  3. Click the + sign in the top right corner.
  4. Type in their name where provided and enter in their contact information below.
  5. Once complete, click Done in the top right corner.



Keywords:office 365 o365 create contact add new person ios device iphone ipad ipod apple o365 phone   Doc ID:35413
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2013-11-20 19:04 CDTUpdated:2015-09-11 12:44 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office 365
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