How to set up the favorite contacts widget on the iPhone

Starting with iOS 10, Apple has significantly expanded the capabilities of the application «Phone», in particular, Now users can customize their favorite contacts in detail and access them using the widget system implemented in the update.

Through the widget, you can not only call the subscriber using cellular and internet calls (Viber, Skype, FaceTime), but also quickly send messages and emails.

From now on, iOS allows you to add multiple connectivity options to a specific subscriber (messages, calls, audio and video calls), disable voice and internet calls for contacts, with whom you only exchange messages or emails, etc.

How to set up favorite contacts in the application «Phone»

  1. Open application «Phone».
  2. Go to section «Favorites» (is bottom left).
  3. Click the button «+» in the upper left corner of the display.
  4. Find a contact, you want to add, and click on it.
  5. Select the desired shortcut among the options «Message», «Call», «Video call» or «post office».
  6. In order to choose an additional number, messenger (Viber, Skype, Telegram, Whatsapp and t.d.) or contact email address besides, which is displayed by default, click on the small down arrow to the right of the options «Message», «Call» or «post office».
  7. Return to the section «Favorites». A new shortcut will appear at the end of the list of favorites.
  8. Click on the button in the upper right corner «Edit» for, to delete or organize contacts.
  9. You can also add a subscriber to Favorites directly from the contact card, pressing the button «Add to Favorites».

How to configure the widget «Selected contacts» on iphone

  1. 1. Swipe right from home screen, Notification center or lock screen go to widgets.
  2. 2. Click the button «Edit» at the end of the widget list.
  3. 3. Find «Favorites» and press the green plus in order, to add it to the list of widgets.
  4. 4. With the hamburger icon (consists of three horizontal stripes) on the right side of the screen, move the widget up or down the list.
  5. 5. Save changes, pressing the button «Is done».

Now you will see the widget of frequently used contacts of the smartphone (maximum amount – 8), which allows you to call (dial a subscriber) on locked iphone. The first four contacts will be displayed on the screen, and to see the full list, you must click on the button «Show more».

Since the widget displays no more than eight contacts, you can return to the app «Phone» and reorganize the list of subscribers so, to get quick access to the most important.