How to Add a Contact on Android

Adding new contacts is a breeze on Android phones and tablets. In just a few taps, you can input all the details like name, phone number, email address, and more for each new contact.

Open the Contacts App

The Contacts app comes pre-installed on pretty much every Android device.

To get started adding a new contact:

  1. Open the Contacts app from your home screen or app drawer.
  2. Tap the overflow menu icon (3 vertical dots) in the top right.
  3. Select “New contact” from the menu.

Enter the Contact Details

You’ll now be on the new contact screen where you can enter all the details, such as:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Physical address
  • Job title
  • Nickname
  • Birthday
  • Notes
  • Etc.

Enter as many details as you want for the contact. The more you fill out, the better.

Save the Contact

Once you’ve entered all the contact’s details, tap “Save” at the top of the screen to save it to your contacts list. The new contact will now appear alongside your other contacts the next time you open the Contacts app.

And that’s all there is to it! With just a few taps, you can now add new contacts on Android quickly and easily.


How do I edit a contact?

To edit an existing contact, open the Contacts app and tap on the contact you want to edit. Then tap the edit icon (usually a pencil) and make any changes. When done, tap Save.

Can I add a photo for a contact?

Yes, you can add a contact photo by tapping the blank avatar icon when creating a new contact or editing an existing one. You can choose to take a photo with your camera or select an existing photo from your gallery.

How do I delete a contact?

To delete a contact, tap and hold on the contact in your contacts list. Select delete contact from the menu that pops up and confirm the deletion.

How do I share a contact?

To share a contact, tap on the contact and select the share button (usually an arrow pointing upward out of a box). Choose how you want to share the contact info – messaging, email, Bluetooth, etc.

How do I search for contacts?

You can search for a contact by tapping the search bar at the top of the Contacts app and entering the contact name, phone number, or email address. Matching contacts will appear as you type.

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