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How to manage contacts and call history in the Phone app for iPhone

The Phone app on iPhone does more than make calls; you can organize your contacts and check on your recent call history as well.

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How to place and receive calls with the Phone app for iPhone

Phone everyone you know and answer calls easily on your iPhone.

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How to transfer a call, message, or email from Apple Watch to iPhone

Need a more substantial device to carry on your conversation than your Apple Watch? Use Handoff to switch to your iPhone!

The Apple Watch is great for quick responses, but if you find yourself needing to chat in a lengthier fashion, your iPhone is here at the rescue. Whether you're talking on the phone, via Messages, or via email, here's how to quickly switch from your Apple Watch to your iPhone.

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How to assign photos to contacts on your iPhone or iPad

Adding pictures to the contacts in your iPhone or iPad is a great way to make the people in your life more recognizable. You can add them using the Photos app, the Contacts app, and even import them from social networks like Facebook. Once you've added the photos, you'll see them in iMessage, in phone favorites, and more!

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How to call, message, and email your contacts using Siri

Siri isn't just another voice control system, it remembers context and it can understand relationships. That means, for example, you can tell Siri to call your wife's iPhone, and Siri will know who that is and which phone number to dial. Not only that, Siri can send iMessages or SMS, and even email any of your friends, family, or co-workers. No matter how you like to communicate, Siri makes it incredibly easy to stay in touch.

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How to check your iPhone call history using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7 Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri, has learned a few new tricks, including how to check your voice mail. It may seem like something easy enough to do the old fashioned way - unlock, tap phone, tap- okay, already tired. Whether your hands are full at the moment, or you're just too lazy to do it the old fashioned way, here's how to get your call history and have Siri do all the work.

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How to improve the audio quality of calls on iPhone

We've all undoubtedly been in a situation where we've had to take a call while there was lots of background noise going on around us. This can make it hard for the person on the other end to distinguish what we're saying. Luckily, iOS has some options that can help us improve call quality through noise cancellation as long as you're running iOS 7 or later. Here's how to enable the option:

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How to disable contact photos for Favorites in the iOS 7 Phone app

iOS 7 by default shows photos of all the contacts you have under the Favorites tab in the Phone app. People who regularly save contact photos will most likely enjoy this feature. Those that don't may find it looks funny if only some of their contacts have photos, if any. Luckily, you can disable it if you'd like.

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How to delete individual call records from Recent Calls on your iPhone

If you've got an iPhone, you probably already know that it can provide you with a history of your calls. You can also edit your call history if and when you need to by deleting individual call records. Whatever the reason (hey, we don't judge), we can walk you through how to delete certain phone records out of your call history.

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How to suppress telemarketing calls on the iPhone

There are few first-world problems as infuriating as spammy telemarketing calls. Sadly, carrier networks don't seem to have their interests aligned with customers enough to prevent the wasting of our voice minutes, not to mention our life minutes, and iOS doesn't make blocking calls or messages easy either. And, of course, they always seem to come in just as we're sitting down to eat, relax, or in my case, while traveling so I can get stuck paying exorbitant roaming fees as well. Luckily, developer David Smith was annoyed enough to find a work around.

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