Add a contact to your Android phone home screen Android tip: How to add a contact to your home screen

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Who demands phone favorites when you can simply add a one-touch shortcut for your essential contacts, buddies, and liked ones to your Android phone’s home screen?

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Add a contact faster way to your Android phone’s house display for one-touch access to telephone number, e-mail addresses, URLs, and more.

Good concern– and certainly, the capacity to pin a contact straight to your home display is such a piece of cake that I can’t believe it’s still not possible on an iPhone (or not without a third-party app, at least).

Anyway, adding a faster way for a contact to your Android phone’s home screen is a snap.

Here’s how…

    • Open the People app on your Android phone, then search or look for a specific contact. (Note: these steps could vary depending on the make and model of your Android phone. I tested this pointer on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus operating on Android variation 4.2.2.)
    • Found the right contact? Tap the name, then tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of the screen.
    • Tap the ‘Put on House Screen’ option.
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You can add a contact to your Android phone’s house screen in just a few taps.

  • Go back to your house screen to discover the brand-new shortcut for your contact. Cannot find it? If your primary house display is too littered, your contact could be sitting on a secondary screen, simply flick left or right to shuffle through them all.
  • Tap the faster way to get a pop-up window with a menu of phone numbers, tap one to make a call, or tap among the little messaging icons on the right to compose a new text. You can also tap the Gmail, Google Maps, and internet tabs for e-mail addresses, street addresses, and appropriate URLs.
  • Do not desire a specific contact faster way on your home screen anymore? Tap and hold it, then drag it up to the ‘Get rid of’ icon near the top of the display.

Bonus tip

Want to take all the contact icons on your different home screens and group them together? Just tap, hold, and drag one contact icon on top of another to develop a brand-new home-screen folder, then provide it a name (like ‘My Favorites’).

Update: Got the Samsung Galaxy S4? If so, longtime reader Steve C. has a pointer for you …

Figured out adding contact faster way to house display on Galaxy S4: In Contact list – hold finger down on name – list opens – choose add shortcut to house. My spouse discovered this.

Thanks, Steve!