Apple iPhone X Contacts and Calling Guide: Manage contacts and calls your new iPhone X [Tutorials]

This comprehensive guide highlights the fundamental procedures in using contacts and calling features of your new Apple iPhone X smartphone. Learn how to manage these settings and configure calling and contacts options according to your preferences.

With iOS 11, you can access and manage contact details in various apps like Phone, FaceTime, and Messages. If you just made a switch from Android to iOS with the iPhone X as your first Apple device, then you should consider referring to the basics of contacts and calling management in iOS through any of these apps. To help you get started, here’s a step-by-step guide for further references.

How to add, edit, and delete contacts on iPhone X

The following walkthroughs demonstrates the usual procedures in adding, editing, and deleting contacts on the new iPhone X. Start when you’re all set.

Adding contacts

Adding new contacts are usually done through the Contacts app on your iPhone X. Here’s how to access it:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Extras.
  3. Tap Contacts.
  4. Tap the Add contact icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  5. Enter the contact details including name, address, phone number, etc. You can enter additional information if you want.

When you’re done entering the contact’s details, tap Done.

The new contact has now been added.

Importing contacts

Aside from adding of contacts through the app as demonstrated in the above steps, you can also import or move contacts to your SD card or SIM card for backup or safekeeping purposes. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Select the option to Import SIM contacts..
  4. Select the account you want to import your contacts into.

Wait for your phone to finish importing the contacts to the desired account or device memory.

Deleting contacts

Removing unwanted contacts from the phone can help free up some space of the internal memory. And here’s how it’s done on your iPhone X:

  1. Tap Phone from the Home screen to open the Phone app.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap to select the contact you wish to delete.
  4. Tap Edit from the given options.
  5. Scroll towards the bottom of the screen.
  6. Tap Delete Contact twice to confirm action.

The selected contact will then be erased from the contacts list.

Manage calls on your iPhone X

The following steps will walk you through the entire process of blocking calls, setting or cancelling call forwarding option, and manage caller ID and call logs on your iPhone X. Refer to these walkthrough if needed.

Blocking calls on your iPhone X:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb. Do Not Disturb (DND) is an iPhone feature used to set how you want your calls to be processed on your device. You can configure or set the following options:
    • Do Not Disturb option – tap to manually enable or disable Do Not Disturb feature on the phone.
    • Scheduled – tap the times to change the start and end time when scheduling a time for Do Not Disturb to activate.
    • Allow Calls From – tap to select and allow calls from certain groups of people.
    • Repeated Calls – tap to allow repeat callers to ring through. The repeat call must occur within 3 minutes of the original call.

Blocking specific numbers/contacts on your iPhone X:

  1. Tap Phone from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Contacts or Recents.
  3. Tap to select the number or contact you want to block.
  4. If you tapped Recents, tap the information (i) icon next to the contact.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen then tap Block This Caller.
  6. To confirm, tap Block Contact option.

Calls won’t go through for blocked numbers or contacts.

Unblocking calls or contacts on your iPhone X:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Navigate to Phone-> Call Blocking & Identification.
  3. Then tap Edit.
  4. Tap the minus (-) sign next to the number or contact that you want to unblock.

Use and manage call forwarding on your iPhone X

Your iPhone X has call forwarding unconditional (CFU) feature that allows you to immediately forward calls to another phone number without letting the device to ring. This feature is most likely helpful if you don’t want to get distracted by incoming call alerts without turning off the ringer or discarding the call. The call can still go through but routed to a different phone number. Here’s how to enable this feature on your iPhone X:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Phone.
  3. Tap Call Forwarding.
  4. Tap the option to Forward to.
  5. Enter the desired number to forward calls to.

You can use your own number to forward calls to your voicemail.

Aside from CFU or call forwarding unconditional, you can also opt to use call forwarding conditional (CFC) to forward incoming calls to another phone number if you don’t or couldn’t respond to them. To activate this feature, you will need to use the short codes for call forwarding then configure the options as you would prefer. For more information on CFC short codes, contact your carrier.

Cancel Call Forwarding on your iPhone X

If you no longer your calls to be routed to a different phone number, you can cancel call forwarding by going to Settings-> Phone-> Call Forwarding-> then tap the slider to turn the feature off.

Manage Caller ID settings and call logs on your iPhone X

You can configure your new iPhone to show or or not show your caller ID when making calls to certain contacts. This can be done through the iPhone X caller ID settings menu. Here’s how to access it:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Phone.
  3. Tap Show My Caller ID.
  4. To enable or disable the feature, tap the switch next to Show My Caller ID.

Disabling the feature results to your caller ID or number not visible on the recipient’s end. You may opt to use to setting for privacy and security purposes.

View and reset call logs on your iPhone X

All calls are registered on the Phone app, particularly in the Recents folder. You can view or manage this information whenever needed. To do so, just access your call logs on iPhone X with these steps:

  1. Tap Phone from the Home screen to open the Phone app.
  2. Tap Recents.
  3. Tap All.
  4. Tap  to select the call log you want to extract details from.
  5. To reset your call logs, navigate to Phone-> Recents-> All-> Edit menu. Then tap the minus (-) sign to delete individual calls.
  6. If you want to delete the entire call log at one time, tap Clear then select Clear All Recents option.

And that covers everything in this guide. Keep posted for more iPhone X walkthroughs or visit our Troubleshooting page and browse other helpful topics when needed.