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How to add contacts on your iPad, and edit existing contacts

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If you connect your iPad to a webmail service like Gmail, any contacts in those accounts should sync with your iPad automatically.

You can also add new contacts to your iPad manually. If you have an iPhone or another iOS device on the same iCloud account, any contacts you add to your iPad will automatically sync to those other devices as well.

Here’s how to add contacts manually on your iPad.

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How to add contacts on an iPad

1. Start the Contacts app.

2. Tap the plus sign at the top of the pane on the left side of the screen.

contacts 1Tap the plus sign to create a new contact.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

3. Fill out the form, entering all the information you have for the contact – name, company, phone and email, and any other details you want to add.

contacts 2Fill out the New Contact form to create a new contact on your iPad.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

4. If you want this contact to have a distinctive ringtone when they call or text you, you can set that by tapping “Default” beside the appropriate Ringtone or Text Tone field.

5. When you are finished, tap “Done” at the top of the screen.

How to edit contacts on an iPad

1. You can also make changes to an existing contact using the Contacts app.

2. Start the Contacts app.

3. Find the person you want to update and tap the entry in the pane on the left side of the screen.

4. Tap “Edit” in the upper right corner of the screen.

contacts 3You can also edit existing contacts using the Contacts app.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

5. Make your desired changes. When you’re finished, tap “Done.”

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