How to add social profiles to iPhone contacts

Staying connected with people you know on Social platforms is as crucial as in person. This is why the Contacts app in iPhone allows you to add Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other Social Media profiles of your contacts. You can add or remove these profiles as and when you want without any hassle and access them in the same way. I use it avidly to stay connected with people I know. Do you? If not, and you wish to try it once, here’s how you can add social profiles to iPhone contacts. Let’s have a look.

What does social profile mean on iPhone contacts?

iPhone contacts app offers a host of features to serve as a handy option to carry all linked information of people you know. Besides information, you can also perform actions like setting up emergency contacts, deleting duplicate contacts, etc. By linking your contacts’ social profiles, you can stay assured to have not just their number but other useful information, including their social presence.

How to add FaceBook, Twitter, and other social profiles to iPhone contacts

  1. Open the Contacts app, choose the contact you wish to add a social profile. In the new window, tap Edit, located at the top right corner.
  2. Scroll down, Tap on the add social profile which you will find by default such as, Twitter. You will see many options such as Facebook, Linkedin, Flickr, etc. Just tap on any social media that you want to add to the contact.Choose the contact you wish to add a social profile on iPhone
  3. Fill in the contact’s social media handle and tap on Done.Add FaceBook, Twitter, and Other Social Profiles to iPhone Contacts

How to Remove Social profile from iPhone Contacts

  1. Open the contacts app, tap a contact you wish to remove your social profile. In the new window, tap Edit, located at the top right corner.
  2. Scroll and locate the social media profile section. Tap the ‘-‘ icon next to the profile you wish to remove and tap Delete.Remove Social profile from iPhone Contacts

Add contacts’ social media info to their iPhone contact cards

You can access these profiles every time you open contact info by simply tapping them. This will redirect to the respective application and open the contact’s profile. Wasn’t that simple? How often do you use this feature? How has your experience been while using it? Don’t miss to share in the comment section below.

And yes, before you leave, don’t miss to check best iPhone contact and address book managing apps. Just in case you want to have some additional features.

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  1. I can not open the social profile on tapping it in some contacts. I don’t know why?! My contacts are synced to icloud only, but not to an exchange account or to google contacts!!

    1. In this case, please edit the contact and remove the social profile. Next, add it again, and it should work. If this does not fix the issue, create a new contact for the same person and see if the social profiles work for this or not. Later you may delete the non-working contact card. Also, ensure that you are not putting any spaces or unnecessary characters in the social profile username.

    1. If you’re not able to link social media profiles to contacts in the Phone app, here are a series of troubleshooting steps to consider:

      Make sure that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS.
      Make sure that the contact you’re trying to add the link to is saved in your iCloud contacts.
      Try syncing your contacts with iCloud.
      Try restarting your iPhone.

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