How to Share a Contact Via Text Message on the iPhone

Whether you use your iPhone primarily for work or personal business, you will eventually build up a contact list. Occasionally one of your contacts will need to contact another one of your contacts, and you might elect to simply find that person’s phone number and copy and paste it into a text message.

But your iPhone has built-in functionality that allows you to send the full contact information stored on your device to another person via text message. This information is sent as a vcard, and the recipient can simply tap the contact button that you send and add that person as a contact.

Send a Contact Through Messages on the iPhone

These steps were performed on an iPhone 5, in iOS 8. The method is similar in earlier versions of iOS, but the screens in the images below may look different.

You can visit Apple’s support site here to learn more about iCloud contacts.

Step 1: Open the Phone app.

open the phone app

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

select the contacts tab

Step 3: Select the contact that you want to share via message.

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the contact and select the Share Contact option.

tap the share contact button

Step 5: Tap the Message option.

touch the message icon

Step 6: Enter the phone number or name of the person with whom you want to share the contact into the To field at the top of the screen, then touch the Send button.

enter the to contact, then touch the send button

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