We have previously written about how to create a new contact from scratch here, but occasionally you will get a text message from a number that is not stored as a contact. Rather than having to remember or write down the number that sent you the message, you can quickly create a new contact from that phone number so that you know who is sending the text message. Additionally, should that number then call you, you will also be able to identify it with the name that you assigned to the contact.
New Contact from Text Message on the iPhone 5
Note that the button that we are going to make use of for this procedure is only visible for phone numbers that have not been assigned to a contact. You will not see it if you open a text message conversation from a contact that already exists on your phone.
Step 1: Open the Messages app.
Step 2: Select the text message conversation with the phone number from which you want to create the new contact.
Step 3: Touch the Add Contact button at the top of the screen. If you do not see the Add Contact button, you may need to scroll to the top of the conversation to locate it. You can do this by swiping down on the conversation part of the screen.
Step 4: Touch the Create New Contact button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Add the desired information for the contact into their respective fields on the contact card, then touch the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen to create the contact.
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