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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add a New Contact in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Contacts app is a pre-installed app in Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used to manage all of your contacts. When you have added a contact to your contacts list, you can easily make a call or send a message to the contact without you have to worry about forgetting the number or using a wrong number. The contact's information that you have entered will also be used by other apps, for instance the stock Messaging app will display the contact's name in incoming messages so that you can easily know who has sent the messages.

How to add a new contact?
There are some methods that can be used to create a new contact. This time, we'll try adding a new contact by using four different methods: from the Contacts app, from the keypad, from the call logs and from the Messaging app.


Method #1: From the Contacts app
You can add a new contact directly from the Contacts app by using the following steps:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. If needed, tap the Contacts tab.
  3. Tap to add a new contact.
  4. By default, the new contact will be saved in the device storage. If needed, you can change the contact's storage by tapping and then select the required contact's storage. FYI, if you choose SIM card as the storage then you're only allowed to add a name and a single phone number for a single contact
  5. Enter the required name for the contact in the Name field.
  6. Enter the phone number for the contact in the Phone number field. 
  7. If you didn't choose SIM card as the contact's storage, you can add more phone numbers by tapping next to phone number and then enter the required phone number. Also, you can enter the additional contact's information (e,g: email, ringtone, etc) in the available information fields.
  8. Tap Save button.
  9. The new contact has been added to the contacts list.


Method #2: From the keypad
You can add a new contact from the keypad by using the following steps:
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap the Keypad tab.
  3. Enter the phone number you want to add as a new contact.
  4. Tap + Add to contacts.
  5. Tap Create contact.
  6. By default, the new contact will be saved in the device storage. If needed, you can change the contact storage by tapping and then select the required contact's storage. FYI, if you choose SIM card as the storage then you're only allowed to add a name and a single phone number for a single contact
  7. Enter the required name for the contact in the Name field.
  8. If you didn't choose SIM card as the contact's storage, you can enter the additional contact's information (e,g: email, ringtone, etc) in the available information fields.
  9. Tap Save button.
  10. The new contact has been added to the contacts list.


Method #3: From the call log
This method lets you easily add the one that has called you or has been called by you as a new contact. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap the Logs tab.
  3. Tap the contact's picture icon of the required call log whose the caller has not been added to the contacts list and then tap Create contact.
  4. By default, the new contact will be saved in the device storage. If needed, you can change the contact storage by tapping and then select the required contact's storage. FYI, if you choose SIM card as the storage then you're only allowed to add a name and a single phone number for a single contact
  5. Enter the required name for the contact in the Name field.
  6. If you didn't choose SIM card as the contact's storage, you can enter the additional contact's information (e,g: email, ringtone, etc) in the available information fields.
  7. Tap Save button.
  8. The new contact has been added to the contacts list.


Method #4: From the Messaging app
This method lets you easily add the sender of a message as a new contact. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open the stock Messaging app.
  2. Tap the contact's picture icon of the required message whose the sender has not been added to the contacts list and then tap Create contact.
  3. By default, the new contact will be saved in the device storage. If needed, you can change the contact storage by tapping and then select the required contact's storage. FYI, if you choose SIM card as the storage then you're only allowed to add a name and a single phone number for a single contact
  4. Enter the required name for the contact in the Name field.
  5. If you didn't choose SIM card as the contact's storage, you can enter the additional contact's information (e,g: email, ringtone, etc) in the available information fields.
  6. Tap Save button.
  7. The new contact has been added to the contacts list.

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