How to Change a Contact’s Phone Number on the iPhone 5

Last updated on April 23rd, 2023 at 10:06 pm

Storing contact information in your iPhone 5, such as phone numbers, is a very effective way of connecting with a friend, family member or colleague. You don’t need to remember phone numbers, and you can just scroll through a list and tap a button to start a call. But people occasionally change their phone numbers, and it is easy to make a mistake when entering a phone number into your phone. So if you find out that the phone number for one of the contacts on your iPhone 5 is no longer correct, you can follow the steps below to edit the phone number and replace it with a new one.


Edit a Phone Number for an Existing Contact on the iPhone 5

While this article is specifically focused on editing a phone number for a contact, you can also edit other information stored for a contact, such as an email address or physical address.


Step 1: Tap the Phone icon.

touch the phone icon



Step 2: Select the Contacts option at the bottom of the screen.

select the contacts option at the bottom of the screen



Step 3: Touch the name of the contact that you want to edit.


Step 4: Touch the Edit button at the top of the screen.

how to edit a contact phone number on the iphone 5



Step 5: Tap inside the field containing the phone number that you want to edit, then touch the small gray x to delete the existing number.

delete the existing phone number



Step 6: Enter the new phone number, then touch the Done button at the top of the screen.

enter the new number, then touch done



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