How To: This Is the Quickest Way to Add a New Contact on Any Phone

This Is the Quickest Way to Add a New Contact on Any Phone

The awkward silence when you're adding someone's name and number to your contacts is worse than usual since you're meeting a new person and this is part of their first impression of you. So don't get labeled as clumsy or slow before you even get a chance to network with your new contact — just whip out your phone and confidently showcase this trick instead.

On pretty much any phone, instead of opening the Contacts app and fumbling around to find the "Add Contact" button, just long-press the Contacts icon from your home screen or app drawer and pick "Create contact" on the popup.

Image by Dallas Thomas/Gadget Hacks

If you're on Android and you add contacts a lot, you can take it an extra step and long-press the "Add Contact" button in the popup, then drag that out and drop it on your home screen so the feature is always one tap away. We tested this and found it works on Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and LG phones, but tell us your experience in the comment section below!

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The simplest way would be to call that person's number as he tells you the number and disconnect when his phone starts ringing. Both of you will have a number to which you can add contact details at leisure.

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