Add, manage and share contacts on Firefox OS

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The Firefox OS Contacts app lets you add and share your friends' contact information easy through the import and export features. You can even add contacts from Facebook and popular email services. It also makes it easy to call or message your favorite people. Let's get started!

How does the Contacts app work?

The Contacts app lets you contact you friends through the following options:

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Message

If the contact is linked to Facebook, you have additional options:

  • Facebook message
  • Facebook Wall post
  • View Facebook profile
Contact screen
Tip: Make a contact a "Favorite" and it will be shown at the top of your contacts list.

Add contacts

What good is a smartphone without contacts? There are several ways to add contacts to your phone. Pick one or a combination off the following:

Import contacts

It's easy to import contacts from a SIM card, SD card, or your email and Facebook

  • Firefox OS 1.1 and up adds the ability to import from a Gmail, Outlook (and Hotmail) accounts and Facebook.
  • Firefox OS 1.3 also lets you import from up to two SIM cards at a time.
Not sure what version of Firefox OS you have? Here's how to find out.

Let's get started:

  1. Open the Contacts app contacts app .
  2. Tap the gear button in the upper-right corner to begin the import process.
  3. Choose what contacts you want to import.

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    • Choosing Facebook, Gmail or Outlook will direct you to a login screen for that service.
    • After you log in, you will see a screen where you can choose which contacts to import. When you've selected everyone you want, tap the Import button in the upper-right corner.
    Select contacts to import
  4. Once your contacts have been imported, you will be taken to a list of all your contacts.
Tip: You can also import contacts from vCard files on your SD card by using an app like vCardIn.
  1. Open the Contacts app contacts app .
  2. Tap the gear button in the upper-right corner to begin the import process.
  3. Tap Import contacts to see your choices.
    If you'd like to import Facebook contacts, tap the button next to Sync contacts. A login screen and more instructions will open.
  4. Choose what type of contacts you want to import, then tap Import.
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  5. After you've logged in or imported your contacts, you will see a list of contacts that you can add. When you've selected everyone you want, tap the Import button in the upper-right corner.
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Tip: You can also import contacts from vCard files on your SD card by using an app like vCardIn.

Add a contact from another app

Easily add new contacts from phone calls, messages or email.

  • In the Messages app, tap the number in the orange bar at the top of the screen to create a new contact or to add that number to an existing contact.
  • In the Email app, tap on an email address in a message to create a new contact or to add that email address to an existing contact.
  • In the Phone app, tap a number in the call log to create a new contact or to add that number to an existing contact.

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Note: This feature is available in Firefox OS version 1.1 and higher. Not sure what version of Firefox OS you have? Here's how to find out.

Add a new contact manually

Of course you can always add contacts the old-fashioned way.

  1. Tap the plus button, next to settings to get to the add contact screen.

    Manual contact
  2. Enter a name, number, photo, etc.
  3. To save your new contact, tap the Done button in the top right.

Link a contact to Facebook

If you've added a contact and they are also a friend on Facebook, you can link that contact to their Facebook info.

  1. Select the contact you want to link.
  2. Tap the Link contact button.
  3. A list of possible Facebook friend matches will be displayed. Just tap on the correct one and it will be linked.

Export your contacts to other devices

Transfer your contacts to other devices by exporting them to your SIM card, memory card or through bluetooth.

  1. Open the Contacts app, then tap the Settings gear icon on the top right corner to see the Settings screen below.
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  2. Choose the method you want to export your contacts through: SIM card, memory card or bluetooth. If you choose bluetooth, you will need to choose the device you want to transfer to on the next screen.
  3. The screen will show the contacts you currently have on your phone. Tap the box next to each contact you want to transfer, or tap Select all to transfer all of them.
  4. Tap Export on the top right corner of the screen when you've chosen all your contacts.
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A message will show you the progress. When the export is complete, you may close the app.

Delete a contact

  1. Tap the contact you want to delete.
  2. Tap the edit contact button in the upper-right edit contact .
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, tap Delete Contact and then Remove.

Now that you've added your contacts, you're ready to call or message them. See Make calls and access voicemail on Firefox OS for more information.



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