Chapter 7

The Address Book

In This Chapter

arrow Examining your phone’s contacts

arrow Sorting and searching contacts

arrow Adding a new contact

arrow Editing contact information

arrow Putting a picture on a contact

arrow Working with favorites

arrow Deleting contacts

Once upon a time, humans went to the trouble of memorizing phone numbers. They didn’t commit everyone’s number to memory — just a few key contacts. So if a kid were stranded at the bowling alley, he could phone Mom’s workplace, Grandpa, or even a neighbor lady to ask for a lift.

Today, it’s your phone that memorizes phone numbers — and more. That’s the duty of the phone’s address book app, which also stores email addresses, physical addresses, and even random information such as birthdays and anniversaries. It’s indispensable.

The People You Know

The phone’s ...

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