iphone group contacts

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iphone group contacts

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So i see this thing on my iphone for group contacts and i'd like to make a group in the phone for my classmates in nursing school so i don't have to scroll through and pick them all out individually but i can't figure out how to do it.  Probably something simple but I just can't figure it out.

any help?

Zed Dead Baby
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Free app call gcontacts on appstore

ml833
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after looking at the app i'm not sure that's what i was trying to do.

Anonymous Visitor
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Here is a group App:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/groups-drag-drop-contacts/id300891442?mt=8

Anonymous Visitor
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Anonymous Visitor
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Can someone help me? I don't want to group email contacts, I want to group PHONE NUMBERS so synching Outlook won't help me (especially as I dont use outlook, i use gmail) I just want to do something simple like have clients/work/personal phone numbers on my PHONE.
Gmaerpete
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There is now an app that can add group emailing into your device, an app called "MailShot" creates special contacts in your address book, If you send a mail to that contact from any app the entire group gets sent it, just like it was built in. It's free to try too.
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Just a note to say that the new version of our "MailShot" app, out today on the App Store, can now also import these address book groups to create its special contacts from. Still free to try, on itunes.com/apps/mailshot. More info on www.solubleapps.com. Cheers Peter Soluble Apps (I am affiliated with the developer, I fact I am the developer.)
Anonymous Visitor
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I have been using outlook but was having some problems with it and stopped using for email. My contacts were still in outlook but hadn't synced my blackberry in a while when I got a new iPhone and they transferred my contacts. Here is my problem. In outlook I was able to assign categories to contacts. This is different than groups in that it allowed me to assign multiple categories to a contact. For instance, one contact could be in the category book club as well as the Christmas card category I guess this would be like assigning tags. I Cannot see anyplace where these tags or categories show up in my iPhone contacts. Will your product help with this.
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I dont know of anything that will, I am afraid, as iTunes strips away the category information when it synchs your contacts so there's simply nothing for MailShot (or our competitors) to work with.
Allie
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Get mobile me! It's about £60 a year but well worth it! You can organise contacts, which sync to your phone. I think you can get at least 3 email adresses. Host a website on there too. Back up all your files using idesk on mobile me, idesk has an app too, you can upload, download and share files easily! the best bit is if you lose your phone you can find it by using mobile me and nick the person who stole it! Plus you can disable your phone if it does get stolen. It has a calendar and everything that syncs to your phone :) I love it and never regretted paying £60 for it :)
Sal
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You create your group in ADDRESS BOOK contacts( example: Book Club Members). Then open Book Club Members in ADDRESS BOOK and from the pull down menu from File, pick "Add a card" and then fill in the information for each contact. You will then have all of the Book Club Members names, address, emails, etc. in one place. Once you are done, then sync your iPhone with your pc/mac and download them to your phone. I think that this is what you are asking for?
Darryl Haskins
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I've been using Outlook to group contacts on my iPhone 3GS for the last 6 months. I tried the categories and groups in Outlook but they didn't work. I ended up creating a folder within the Outlook Address Book for each group I wanted my phone to display. I moved all my addresses out of "Contacts" into the categorized folders and, voila! There are a few tricks needed to stay organized with this but it's not too bad. - use the sync option to "add new contacts created outside of groups" to - if you add a new contact using the phone, use the + button within the group you want to add them to - if you click on a "recent call" number to add new contact, they will be added to the . The only way to move them to another group is via Outlook. If you create a bunch of folders in outlook and sort your contacts all at once, be sure to use the sync option - Info, advanced, "replace content on this phone" or you'll get a whole set of duplicate contacts. If you do end up with duplicates by mistake somehow, you should be able to use this option on the next sync to trash all the duplicates and copy over a new set of the sorted contacts. Good luck,
ngershman
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Darryl, your Outlook Group to iPhone solution is brilliant. But here's the snag. Now, I know how to right click on Contacts in OUTLOOK and create a new folder. But how do I fill that folder with contacts? if I already have GROUPS set up in Outlook, what's the fastest way of moving those 20 or 50 or so contacts within a GROUP inside this blank folder? I can't seem to drag and drop them. What's your method? N
Anonymous Visitor
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I have same issue. The only way I know to do it is set it up in Address book on my Mac, then when I Sync, it is there.
Anonymous Visitor
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if you put gcontact on then you can add a group, if you then click on the group it gives list at bottom of which is send group sms, click that, then at top click send sms. type message. hit send. done!
Anonymous Visitor
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Like someone else said, groups make things complicated. Why bother with grouping everybody? I mean does Bob (whom I have known since high school and now share a business with) go under friends or work, maybe I'll put him in both. For that matter, he is like a brother to me, maybe he should be in my family folder also? Do you really know so many people that they need to go in groups? I say fill out the contact info boxes as completely as possible. Then use the search to find the person you are looking for. It will everybody at "whatever Inc." if you search it. Now, say everyone is grouped and cross referenced and all that, by the time you click the groups, then the specific group, then the person, then select "call, e-mail, IM, whatever" then you have just as much clicking had you just searched for them anyway.
Gamerpete
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This is why our app holds lists of contacts, separate from the contact groups on your phone- it is because you need to group your contacts as you actually want to use them.

There is no point in emailing ALL your "Friends" group, when it's more likely you want to just be able to contact the group that you share a common interest with (in my case it might be the group I go snowboarding with, or a bunch I do video stuff with, or my close family. And I have a few people that I would want in two or more groups, which you can't do in the groups system on the device.

We still let you quickly import contacts from your groups, but we don't try to keep them synchronised as we think they should be different in most cases. Once you have created a contact group in MailShot you can use it as a single contact, from almost any regular app on your phone (Photos, Maps etc, as well as from the standard Mail app) its different to all the others in that regard.

P.S. Another thing to watch for when choosing a group manager app, is that you need to be able to select which contact email addresses to use when your contacts have several addresses, (especially true for people you work with, but are also friends with outside of work.) We think it's best to be able to pick which email address to use for which group, depending on what the group is for.

Peter
Soluble Apps

Disclosure: I am the developer of "MailShot" and "MailShot Pro".
It's the only app that lets you email groups of contacts right from within your favourite apps, just like the feature was built in to your device.

Doug Mc Vey
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I thought I had perfect Contact App. (Fast Contact) My problem - I upgraded to 5 on my 4 iPhone. Now I have 2 to 4 duplicates! 1285 that I have to INDIVIDUALLY delete. I will be here for hours because I need critical contacts without "accidentally" deleting even one. I want to take the "good" contacts and put them in a different App, like MailShot Pro, however, how do I know Apple won't duplicate contacts in MailShot Pro? I'm excited about 5 but I am looking at hours-upon-hours to be more "efficient". Got any suggestions?
Anonymous Visitor
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Can you group text message to phone numbers also?

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