How to Get a Contacts Icon on the iPhone 5 in iOS 7

One of the most confusing things for a lot of new iPhone owners is simply learning how to use the device as a phone. But even when you have become comfortable with making calls, it can still seem unnecessarily difficult to locate your contacts and select the one whom you want to call or text message with.

If you have seen someone else’s iPhone that had a Contacts icon and wondered how you could get one on your device, then you are in luck. The icon is already on your phone, although it is hidden somewhere that you might not have noticed yet. So continue reading below to find out how to find your Contacts icon.


Where is the Contacts Icon on My iPhone 5?

The tutorial below is going to show you where you can find the default Contacts icon that is already on your device. At the end of this article is a link to another article that will show you how you can move that app out of its’ original folder to a more convenient Home screen.

This tutorial will assume that you have not already moved icons around on your iPhone, and that you are using the most recent version of iOS 7, as of the time of this article (April 11, 2014). You can learn how to update your iOS version here. If you have moved some of your icons, then you will need to manually locate the Extras folder, as it may not be in its’ original, default location.


Step 1: Press the Home button underneath your screen to return to your first Home screen. It’s the button with the rounded square on it.


Step 2: Swipe from right to left on the screen to get to your second Home screen.

swipe from right to left on the home screen



Step 3: Tap the Extras icon at the top-left of the screen. This is actually a folder that contains additional app icons.

tap the extras icon



Step 4: Touch the Contacts icon to view your contacts.

how to get a contacts icon on the iphone 5



Would you like to move the Contacts icon out of the Extras folder and put it directly on your Home screen? Learn how to move apps on the iPhone 5 so that you can sort and organize your apps in a manner that is more useful to you. newsletter

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