How to Share a Contact Through Email on the iPhone 5

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.

tap the phone icon

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

select the contacts tab

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.

how to email contact info on the iphone 5

Step 5: Select the Email option.

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.

complete the email and send it

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.

Read this article to learn how to assign a picture to an iPhone 5 contact.

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