iPhone: How to Make Group Contacts

iPhone group messaging

Creating contact groups on the iPhone (and iPad) is a fairly simple process. However, it does require a third party app as the default Contacts app doesn’t let you create and edit groups on the fly.

There are few apps that will do the trick, but here we’ll show you how to make group contacts with Address Book Plus, which we think is well worth 99 cents.

Once, you install Address Book Plus on your iPhone/iPad, you’ll need to grant it access to your Contacts. That’s a one-off process which won’t be standing on your way next time you start the app.

Now, here’s what you’ll need to do once inside the Address Book Plus app:

  • Tap the + icon to get the Add Group screen.
  • Here you’ll enter the name of the desired group which could be something like friends, family, college buddies, and so on.
  • You’ll be taken to the next screen where all of the groups you’ve created will be appear. You can create a new group if you want to, or proceed to the next step.
  • Go back to the main screen of Address Book Plus, and tap All Contacts.
  • Browse the list and add contacts to the previously created groups. Tap the “i” icon on the right hand side of the contact name to add any individual contact to a group. You are free to add contact to multiple groups if you think that makes sense.
  • Once you’re done, tap the All Contacts button in the upper left corner of the screen to go back to your list of contacts and repeat the process until you have all your contacts added to desired groups.

If you want to remove some contacts from the group, go inside that group and in the list of group contacts tap on the “i” icon to manage where that contact appears (in which groups). And that’s it.

Final note: aside from Address Book Plus, there are also other apps that can help you achieve the same thing. These include A2Z Contacts Contact Manager, Contacts Assist+, Contacts Group Manager, Group Contact Lite, and Simpler Contacts Pro. They are all easy to use and at the end of the day, selecting which app works best for you is a matter of personal preferences. Good luck. 😉

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