How to Save Contact Information From iPhone Mail

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To add an email address appearing in the From:, To: or Cc: line to a new or existing iPhone contact:

  • Tap the name or email address in the headerĀ area just above the message body.
    • You can make the To: and Cc: fields accessible by tapping Details.
  • To create a new address book entry with the email address (and name) already filled in:
    • Select Create New Contact.
    • Fill in any additional details. If any (e.g. a phone number) appears in the email, you can add them directly from there; see below.
    • Tap Done.
  • To add an email address from a message header to an existing iPhone contact:
    • Tap Add to Existing Contact.
    • Select the desired address book entry.
      • Note that iPhone Mail will fill in missing name details (e.g. a middle name) from the email as well as the email address.

Save Email Addresses and Phone Numbers to Contacts From Email Content

To add an email address or phone number appearing somewhere in the message body to a new or existing iPhone contact:

  • Tap and hold the email address, phone number or address.
    • iPhone Mail may not recognize all addresses. If parsed, it will appear underlined like a link.
  • To create a new address book entry with the email address or phone number already filled in:
    • Select Create New Contact from the menu that comes up.
    • Fill in any additional contact details. Anything appearing in the message (e.g. part of the signature) can be added by tapping and holding, of course.
    • Tap Done.
  • To add the phone number or address to an existing iPhone contact:
    • Select Add to Existing Contact.
    • Pick the desired address book entry.