It has become so easy to instantly store phone numbers and email addresses in our phones that many people simply don’t bother to memorize this information.
So when you need to share someone’s contact information with another person via email, it could result constantly switching back and forth between the contact information and your email as you enter that data.
Luckily there is a simpler way to share contact information on the iPhone 5 by simply attaching contact data as a .vcf file in an email.
Email Contact Information on the iPhone 5
If you aren’t familiar with .vcf files, they are a common format used by different mail programs and mail providers to quickly add new contacts to your contact list.
For example, sending a .vcf file in the manner outlined below will allow a Gmail user to simply click the attached file and add that contact to their existing contacts.
Step 1: Tap the Phone icon.
Step 2: Select the Contacts option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll through your list of contacts and select the one whose information you wish to share.
Step 4: Tap the Share Contact button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Select the Email option.
Step 6: Type the email address of your recipient into the To field, add any additional information to the Subject and Body fields, then touch the Send button button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Now that you know how to share contacts through email on an iPhone 5, you can make it much simpler to share contact details with other people.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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