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How to Create a Group of Contacts on your iPhone 5s, 4S, 4 with iOS 5, 6, 7

In addition to providing you with a large variety of entertainment and productivity options, Apple’s iPhone makes it really easy for you to manage just about everything- your mail, your calendar, your alarms and even your contacts.

Your iPhone lets you create contact groups in order to enable you to manage similar contacts in a convenient manner.  For example, you can add all your old school friends in one contact group so that it becomes easy to interact with them in the future.

You can create contact groups on your iPhone using iTunes and/or iCloud. Below we show you how to create a contact group using iTunes on PC and Mac-

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How to Create a Contact Group on iPhone Through PC

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using the dock connector of the USB sync cable.
  1. Open iTunes and click on the iPhone icon visible under the “Devices” list on the left hand side window pane.
  2. Click on the “Info” tab and ensure that the check box beside “Sync contacts with” is ticked.
  3. Now click on the double arrows and choose “Outlook” from the menu that appears.
  4. Now just click on “Sync” in order to transfer all the contacts in your iPhone to Microsoft Outlook.
  5. Next open Microsoft Outlook and look for “Contacts” in the “Personal Folders” list. Once you find it, right-click on the “Contacts” entry and click on “New Folder.”
  6. Enter a name for your group and select “OK.”
  7. Now just drag and drop all the contacts that you want to include in the new group. Repeat the process for creating any new groups.
  8. Open iTunes again and click on the “Info” tab.
  9. Now scroll down to the “Advanced” options below tick the check box beside “Contacts.” Now your iPhone contacts will be replaced with your new group(s) that you created. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any of your individual contacts. You will not lose any individual contacts since you’ve already synced your contacts with iTunes.

That’s it. You’re done. Check if things are working alright by opening the Contacts app on your iPhone and tapping on the Groups option in order to check out your newly-created groups.

How to Create a Contact Group on iPhone Through Mac

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using the dock connector of the USB sync cable.
  2. Run iTunes if it does not start automatically.
  3. Open iTunes and click on the iPhone icon visible under the “Devices” list on the left hand side window pane.
  4. Click on the “Info” tab and ensure that the check box beside “Sync contacts with” is ticked.
  5. Now click on the double arrows and choose “Address Book” from the menu that appears.
  6. Now just click on “Sync” in order to transfer all the contacts in your iPhone to Apple Address Book.
  7. Next open Address Book. Click on “File” and select “New Group”. Enter a name for your group.
  8. Now just drag and drop all the contacts that you want to include in the new group. Repeat the process for creating any new groups.
  9. Open iTunes again and click on the “Info” tab. Now scroll down to the “Advanced” options below tick the check box beside “Contacts.” Now your iPhone contacts will be replaced with your new group(s) that you created. However, you won’t lose any of your individual contacts since you’ve already synced your contacts with iTunes.

How to Create a Contact Group on iPhone Using iCloud

Click a Create a group via iCloud for instructions

How to Delete a Contact Group on iPhone Using iCloud

Click Delete a group or a contact from a group

And that’s all there’s to it. You can test if things are working the way they should be by opening the Contacts app on your iPhone and tapping on the Groups option in order to check out your newly-created groups.

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