Add or Edit Contact During Phone Call on iPhone


While talking on the phone, we sometimes add some important numbers or take notes or check any other application and whether it is android phone or iPhone these applications are quite simple. In iPhone whenever we want to check the contacts we never use the contact application available on the iPhone and sometimes is pricks me that why do we have that application on our iPhone. In this post I will tell you the way with the help of which you can see the contacts or add any contact entry while being on a call.

There are 2 ways to check the contacts while being on call, one of them is the option available on the screen when you are already talking. You can see the screenshot, now tap the contact option and then select the contact to see the details.


Now if you want to add the contact then you can tap the plus ‘+’ sign to add the contact but the only problem here is that if you could not save the contact before the call ends then the contact entry will be lost or you should say it will discarded. If you want to get rid of this problem then you will have to do the same with the Contact application on your iPhone.


In this case if the call ends before the entry is saved then you will not lose that contact entry because you are using a different application to save the contact whereas in the previous method the contact was saved using the Calling application so once the call ends the Call application exits itself and thus you lose the contact which is not saved. Even if you double tap the home button and then open the Call application again then you will see the call log list but not the contact entry.


Most of the times when geeks talk about the unnecessary applications on iPhone, then Contacts is considered one of them but this is a very small part lag in the feature of Call application which now makes the user to use this application sometimes.

Bonus Tip

If you want then you can save a contact entry without giving the First and Last Name and it will come in the Contact list by its number only. None of the fields available in the Contact entry screen is mandatory you can fill any of them you want to create a contact.


The tip mentioned above is common but the highlighted problem is unknown to many users. Moreover I think Contact application can be used on iPhone for this sole reason of saving the contacts while being on call.

About Abhinav Singh

I am an MBA student and a founder member of NXTInsight. I love to keep the track of smartphones, tablets, wearables and other similar gadgets, so that I could help my readers to make the right decision before buying a gagdet.

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