1. Nolander07's Avatar
    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.
    07-08-2013 09:32 PM
  2. jclisenby's Avatar
    It's basically the same app in 2 different places.

    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    07-08-2013 09:53 PM
  3. Nolander07's Avatar
    Thanks, that's what I thought.
    07-08-2013 09:55 PM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    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.)
    Laelipoo likes this.
    07-08-2013 10:26 PM
  5. Nolander07's Avatar
    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.
    07-08-2013 10:41 PM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    Ha, no problem; the dual contacts thing has always been a head-scratcher.
    07-08-2013 10:46 PM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    It's a little weird isn't it.
    07-08-2013 11:26 PM
  8. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    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.
    pr1nce likes this.
    07-09-2013 09:37 AM

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