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    Default Difference between contacts and phone app

    What, if any, is the advantage of using the contacts app, when all the info is also in the phone app? I know you can use the contacts app on landscape made, but is there any other reason to use it rather than the phone app for contacts? Just wondering as it seems repetitive. Maybe I am missing something, I'm not sure.
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    Default Re: Difference between contacts and phone app

    It's basically the same app in 2 different places.


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    Default Re: Difference between contacts and phone app

    Thanks, that's what I thought.
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    Default Re: Difference between contacts and phone app

    It's sort of like what's the difference between answering your question here or in this thread: http://forums.imore.com/apps-games/2...phone-app.html

    Basically the same thing.

    (More seriously, the standalone app does make more obvious sense on iPad/iPod, which lack a phone app. Like many, I just use it via my phone app on my iPhone and keep my actual contacts app in a folder.)
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    Default Re: Difference between contacts and phone app

    Thanks.
    I posted in the apps forum because I wasn't sure which would be the proper forum for this kind of question, and which would get more responses.
    Anyway, that's is what I thought, but maybe I was missing something. I have just kept the contacts app in a folder for the last 2 years, and I guess I will continue doing so. Thanks again.
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    Ha, no problem; the dual contacts thing has always been a head-scratcher.
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    It's a little weird isn't it.
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    Default Re: Difference between contacts and phone app

    I don't really see why it seems surprising. The phone just allows you to access the contacts app from within itself. From every Android phone I've used, it also has a contact app and you can also access from within the phone app. It's just more of a convenience of when you're in the phone app. But some people actually go into their contact lists directly from the that app rather than going to the phone. I get the repetitiveness, but it's more for convenience then anything because it would be silly to not be able to access contacts from the phone and to not have a contacts app when everyone may not use the phone a lot nor have a phone app, i.e. iPad and iPod.
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