How to Put the Contacts Icon on Your iPhone Home Screen

We have previously written about where you can find the Contacts icon on your iPhone 5 in iOS 7, but that location is actually more difficult to access than navigating to your Contacts through the Phone app.

Fortunately the app icons on the iPhone can be moved around to suit your own preferences, which allows you to move the Contacts icon to a location that is more convenient for you. So if you would like to have a Contacts icon directly on your Home screen, you can follow the steps below to learn how.


iPhone Contacts Icon to Home Screen

While the steps in this article are specifically about locating and moving the Contacts icon, you can use a similar method to move around other app icons as well.

The steps below assume that you have not deleted or moved any of the default iPhone app icons. If you have, then you will need to manually locate the icons mentioned.


Step 1: Press the Home button under your iPhone screen to return to your default Home screen, then swipe from right to left to advance to the second Home screen.

swipe from right to left on the default home screen



Step 2: Touch the Extras icon at the top-left of the screen.

open the extras folder



Step 3: Tap and hold the Contacts icon until it starts to shake, then drag it out of the folder.

how to put a contacts icon on the iphone home screen



Step 4: Drag the icon to the left side of the screen to return to the default Home screen, then position it in your preferred location.

move the contacts icon to the desired location



Step 5: Press the Home button under your screen to lock the icons into their new location.


Do you want to move the Contacts icon to the stationary dock at the bottom of the screen? Learn how to change the icons in your iPhone dock here. newsletter

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