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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Create a New Contact in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

There are various ways that you can do to retrieve contacts to your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, from syncing contacts of your existing account up to transferring contacts from other devices. However, there are some reason you might need to manually add a contact to your phone, e.g: when you receive call or message from someone and want to add the number to your contacts list, when you meet someone and he asks you to save his number, etc.


How to add a new contact?
You can add a new contact by using several ways. As the example, we'll do so by using three different methods: from the contacts list, from the keypad and from the logs.

Method #1: From the contacts list
You can add a new contact while viewing your contacts list by using the following steps:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Tap at the bottom right corner of the screen to create a new contact.
  3. By default, the storage location for your contacts is the phone memory. If you'd like to change it, tap the drop down box at the top of the screen and then select the required storage location, e.g: select your Google account if you'd like to save the contact to your Google account.
  4. If needed, you can add a photo to the contact by tapping . Tap to take a photo or tap to pick up a photo from the Gallery app.
  5. Enter the contact's name in the Name field.
  6. Enter the contact's phone number in the Phone number field. Tap if you'd like to add more phone numbers.
  7. Tap Save button to save the contact to the selected storage.

Method #2: From the keypad
You can add a phone number to your contacts list while you're in the dialing screen by using the following steps:
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. If needed, tap at the bottom right corner of the screen to open up the keypad.
  3. Type the phone number.
  4. Tap + Add to Contacts.
  5. Tap Create contact.
  6. By default, the storage location for your contacts is the phone memory. If you'd like to change it, tap the drop down box at the top of the screen and then select the required storage location, e.g: select your Google account if you'd like to save the contact to your Google account.
  7. If needed, you can add a photo to the contact by tapping . Tap to take a photo or tap to pick up a photo from Gallery app.
  8. Enter the contact's name in the Name field.
  9. Tap Save button to save the contact to the selected storage.

Method #3: From the logs
You can add a phone number of a received call or message to the contacts list by using the following steps:
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap Log tab.
  3. Tap a phone number of a received call or message you want to save.
  4. Tap Create contact.
  5. By default, the storage location for your contacts is the phone memory. If you'd like to change it, tap the drop down box at the top of the screen and then select the required storage location, e.g: select your Google account if you'd like to save the contact to your Google account.
  6. If needed, you can add a photo to the contact by tapping . Tap to take a photo or tap to pick up a photo from Gallery app.
  7. Enter the contact's name in the Name field.
  8. Tap Save button to save the contact to the selected storage.

As a note, if you set SIM card as the storage location for a contact, you're only allowed to add a single name and phone number for the contact.

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