[Full Guide] How to Create Contact Groups on iPhone

How to create a contact group on iPhone for texts? Detailed steps are listed here to help you finish the process. If you need a professional tool to back up your contacts/messages, explore the useful FoneTool to make it.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 3, 2023
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How to create contact groups on iPhone 12.

How do I create a group of contacts? I need to quickly send messages to multiple people. Is there anyone who can give me a good idea? Thanks a lot!

- Question from iPhone users

With the introduction of iOS 16, Apple has introduced a convenient feature that allows you to group your contacts, making it effortless to send large group text messages. Now you can explore the detailed steps below to make it quickly.

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How to create contact groups on iPhone

From this section, you can learn how to make a contact group on iPhone to send messages.

How to create a contact group on iPhone for texts

When establishing a new contact group, you have the flexibility to include an unlimited number of contacts. The process about how to create groups on iPhone contacts is outlined below:

Step 1. Access the Contacts app on your iPhone > At the upper left corner, tap on Lists > Proceed by tapping Add List > Input the desired name in the List Name box and tap Add List located at the upper right.

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Step 2. Navigate to the Lists page, and select the list you just established. Tap Add Contacts, and choose each contact you wish to include in the list. Upon completing the selection, tap Done at the upper right corner.

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How to send messages within the group

If you want to send a message to your contact group, you can revisit the Lists page within the Contacts app. Then, perform a long press on the list you recently created and select Message All to send a message to the entire group.

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How to delete a contact from your group

If you ever find the need to remove someone from your group, here's how you can do it:

Step 1. Open the Contacts app and select the list you previously created.

Step 2. Swipe left on the contact you want to remove, and then tap Remove. This action will permanently eliminate the contact from your group.

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How to delete a contact group within the app

Likewise, if you no longer need an entire contact group, you can easily delete it.

Step 1. Begin by opening the Contacts app, and then select the List page > Click Edit located at the top left.

Step 2. Tap the red icon on the left of the list you want to delete > Click the red garbage icon to confirm the deletion of the list. And your contact group is now deleted.

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Bonus: The easiest way to selectively back up contacts/messages

To prevent accidental data loss, such as contacts disappearing after an iOS update or messages vanishing from your inbox, it's essential to create selective backups of contacts and messages on your iPhone.

Then the all-in-one iPhone data management app - FoneTool will be your good helper.

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laugh Fast backup speed: FoneTool allows you to back up lots of data in a very short time. For example, thousands of contacts and messages can be moved in minutes.
laugh Absolute data security: With a reliable USB connection, all your data is safeguarded in an absolutely secure environment.
laugh Easily export and view: After the backup, you can export all data from the backup and view it on PC simply.
laugh No Apple ID restrictions: The iPhone backup can be restored to another iOS devices even if they are using different Apple IDs.

Now you can download it on your Windows PC and learn how to selectively back up contacts and messages on iPhone as you like.

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Step 1. Launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable.

Step 2. Go to Phone Backup > Selective Backup > Click the Get Started button. (Or you can choose Full Backup to back up all iPhone data.)

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Step 3. Double-click the Contacts or Messages icons to deselect specific items you don’t wish to back up > Click OK to return to the main page.

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Step 4. Click Backup Storage Path to choose a location on your PC > Click Start Backup to begin. (You can change the storage path to back up your iPhone data to an external drive.)

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Next time if you need to restore your backup, you can go to Backup History and click Restore to make it.

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Tip: Expect for data backup, the rich-feature FoneTool also supports data erasing. You can go to the Toolbox > Choose Data Eraser to delete iPhone messages.

Final words

From this passage, you can know how to create contact groups on iPhone. Then sending multiple messages to some people can be so easily. And if you need to selectively back up your iPhone contacts or messages, FoneTool can help you a lot. With the data-eraser feature, you can use it to fix the can’t delete contacts on iPhone issue.

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