How to Edit a Contact in Outlook 2013

Contact information can change frequently, so it’s always important to make sure that you are using the correct means to reach someone.

Whether they update their phone number or start using a different email address, incorrect contact information could make communication a lot more difficult.

One way to help stay connected is to edit stored contact information in Outlook 2013 as soon as you hear about it.

Our short guide below will show you how you can edit a contact in Outlook 2013 so that it contains the newest information that you have.

Edit Contact Information in Outlook 2013

This tutorial is going to focus on changing the information for a saved contact in Outlook 2013.

This is different from information that can come up as you are typing a name or email address into the To or CC field, however.

That information can come from both the Contact list and the Auto-Complete list. You can read this article to learn how to empty the Auto-Complete list. Outlook creates the Auto-Complete list from emails that you send and receive, and can contain old or incorrect information.

If you are inadvertently sending emails to an incorrect address, or with an incorrect name, but your contact information is correct, then the Auto-Complete list could be to blame.

Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.

Step 2: Click the People option at the bottom of the screen.

how to edit a contact in outlook 2013

Step 3: Locate the contact that you want to change.

select the contact to edit

Step 4: Double-click the contact name to display their contact card.

double-click the name of the contact

Step 5: Click inside the field(s) that you want to change, enter the new information, then click the Save button at the bottom of the contact card.

change the information, then click the save button

Now that you know how to edit a contact in Outlook, you can make sure that the information you have for that contact stays up to date in the application.

If the email address or information in the Auto-Complete list is causing you problems, then you can learn how to disable Auto-Complete in Outlook 2013.

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