Android How To: Add/Remove Contacts from the People App

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In Android 4.0, the Contacts app was renamed the People app. It also brought a brand new UI and some other changes as to how to do different tasks within the app. With many people getting upgraded from Gingerbread to ICS or higher, either by an update from their OEM/Carrier, or by purchasing a new phone. We thought it would be a good time to go over how to add and remove contacts.

How to Add a Contact

1. Open the People App

2. Tap the 2013-02-05 11.18.35 - Copy icon

3. Select the account you want the contact to be saved under (this way it’s backed up to your Google Account).

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4. Fill out all the information you wish to add

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5. Once you’re done with step 4, tap done.

How to Remove a Contact

1. Open the People App

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2. Scroll down to the contact you wish to delete

3. Tap on the Contact

4. Tap the Menu button

5. Tap the Delete option

6. Tap “OK” on the confirmation dialog box


It’s just that easy to add and remove contacts in the new People app. Not to hard or different from earlier versions of the Contacts app in pre-Android 4.0 versions. The screens may look a bit different on your device if you have an HTC or Samsung device due to their skins, Sense and Touchwiz respectively.

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