Contacts

| Galaxy S8 User Manual |

 

 

Store and manage your contacts with the Contacts app, which can be synchronized with a variety of your existing personal accounts.

For more information on connecting with and managing your accounts through your device, see “Add an Account

 

Note: The Contacts app is different from the Contacts tab in the Phone app. Although both list the contacts in your phone and accounts, the available options and functions are different.

 

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Add a Contact

Use the following procedure to add a new contact.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts > Create contact, and then tap contact fields to enter information.

 

• Choose a storage account for the contact. You can store the contact on the device or sync it with an account.

 

• Tap Contact photo to assign a picture to the new contact.

 

• Enter a name and other contact information.

 

- Tap Add field to enter additional entries.

 

- Tap Remove field to remove an entry.

 

- Tap View more for additional fields.

 

- Tap the label to the right of an entry to choose a label for the field (for example, Home or Work).

 

• Tap Scan business card to import contact information from a business card through the device’s camera.

 

3. Tap Save.

 

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Edit a Contact

When editing a contact, you can tap a field and change or delete the information, or you can add more fields to the contact’s list of information.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts, and then tap the contact to select it.

 

3. Tap Details > Edit.

 

4. Tap any of the fields to add, change, or delete information.

 

5. Tap Save.

 

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Share, Import, or Export Contacts

When you share a contact, the contact’s information is sent as a vCard file (VCF) or as a text file. You can share a vCard using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct, attach it to a message, or save it to a storage location.

 

 

Share a Contact

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts, and then tap the contact to select it.

 

3. Tap Details > Share.

 

4. Choose whether to send the contact as a vCard file (VCF) or as a Text.

 

5. Choose a sharing method and follow the prompts.

 

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Import Contacts

Your phone can import contacts from an installed SD memory card (not included).

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts > More options > Manage contacts.

 

3. Tap Import/Export contacts.

 

4. Tap Import and follow the prompts.

 

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Export Contacts

If you are saving contacts to an account that does not automatically back them up to the Cloud, you can manually back them up to an optional installed SD card for re-import if needed.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts > More options > Manage contacts.

 

3. Tap Import/Export contacts.

 

4. Tap Export and follow the prompts.

 

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Link or Unlink Contacts

When you have contacts from various accounts, you may have multiple similar entries for a single contact. Contacts lets you link multiple entries into a single contact.

 

To link contacts:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts, and then tap the contact to select it.

 

3. Tap Details >  More options > Link contacts.

 

4. Tap contacts to choose them.

 

5. Tap Link.

 

To unlink contacts:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts, and then tap the contact to select it.

 

3. Tap Details >  More options > Manage linked contacts.

 

4. Tap Disconnect beside contacts to unlink them from the main contact.

 

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Mark Contacts as Favorites

When you mark contacts as favorites, they are easily accessible from other apps. Favorites display together on the Favorites tab in the Phone app.

 

To mark contacts as Favorites:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts, and then tap the contact to select it.

 

3. Tap Details.

 

4. Tap Add to Favorites (the star brightens ).

 

To remove contacts from Favorites:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts, and then tap the contact to select it.

 

3. Tap Details.

 

4. Tap Remove from Favorites (the star dims ).

 

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Delete Contacts

You can delete a single contact or choose multiple contacts to delete.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts, and then touch and hold a contact to select it.

 

• You can also tap other contacts or tap the All checkbox at the top of the screen to select all contacts.

 

3. Tap Delete, and then confirm when prompted.

 

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Groups

You can use groups to organize your contacts. Your device comes with preloaded groups, and you can create your own. You might create a group for your family, for coworkers, or a team. Groups make it easy to find contacts, and you can send messages to the members of a group.

 

 

Create a Group

You can create your own contact groups.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts >  More options > Groups.

 

3. Tap Create, and then tap fields to enter information about the group:

 

Group name: Enter a name for the new group.

 

Group ringtone: Customize the sounds for the group.

 

Add member: Select contacts to add to the new group, and then tap Done.

 

4. Tap Save.

 

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Add to or Remove Contacts from a Group

You can add more contacts to a group, or remove contacts.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts >  More options > Groups, and then tap a group.

 

3. Tap Edit.

 

• To add a contact, tap Add member, and then tap the contacts you want to add. When finished, tap Done.

 

• To remove a contact, tap Delete next to a contact.

 

4. Tap Save.

 

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Send a Message to a Group

You can send a text message to members of a group.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts >  More options > Groups, and then tap a group.

 

3. Tap  More options > Send message.

 

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Send an Email to a Group

You can send an email to members of a group.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts >  More options > Groups, and then tap a group.

 

3. Tap  More options > Send email.

 

4. Tap contacts to select them, or tap the All checkbox at the top of the screen to select all, and then tap Done.

 

• Only group members that have an email address in their records are displayed.

 

5. Choose an email account and follow the prompts.

 

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Delete a Group

Preset groups cannot be deleted.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts >  More options > Groups, and then tap a group.

 

3. Tap  More options > Delete.

 

4. Tap Group only to only delete the group or tap Group and members to delete the group and the contacts in the groups.

 

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Contacts Settings

These settings allow you to modify settings associated with using the Contacts app.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Contacts >  More options > Settings.

 

3. Tap an option and follow the prompts.

 

 

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