How To Share Your Contact Info Directly From Your iPhone [iOS Tips]

Send Contact Info iPhone

Ever been to a professional conference? You probably take those little cardboard bits of paper with pictures and contact info along with you, right? Business cards are kind of a given at conferences, but you can also cut to the chase and send your contact info to anyone you’re chatting with.

Using your iPhone Contacts app, you can send your contact info, or any contact you have on your phone, with a couple of simple taps. Here’s how.

Launch the Contacts app from your iPhone’s Home Screen, or tap the Contacts tab in the lower part of your iPhone’s Phone app. Find your contact info, or any contact info you’d like to share, and tap on it.

The contact will appear, and if you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see the Share Contact button in the lower left. Tap it, and then choose to share the info via Email or Message. If you choose Email, your iPhone’s Mail app will appear, and let you type in the recipient’s email address. If you choose Message, Messages app will show up and let you type in the recipient’s iMessage name or phone number for an SMS text message.

Now you can send your info along to anyone you want. I’d recommend creating a separate contact entry to send along to business contacts. They don’t need to see all your relations and home address and such.

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Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, Creative Screenwriting, Shelf-Awareness, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef, and send him a cookie once in a while; he'll really appreciate it.

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