How To Share Contact Info From Your iOS 7 Device [iOS Tips]

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Let’s say you’re at a conference, and you meet someone you’d like to share your contact information with. You could both download one of many apps in the App Store for this express purpose, you can hand them a business card, or you can just use the simplest solution: send them an email or text message with your contact info.

It’s super easy to do, and takes way less time than downloading an app. It’s also more efficient than a business card, since you know no one actually keeps those, right?

First up, you’ll need to bring up a Contact you want to share. Tap the Contacts icon on your iPhone or iPad’s Home screen and swipe around until you find the contact you want to share. Tap the contact and then swipe to the bottom of the contact details.

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You’ll see three options: Send Message, Share Contact, and Add to Favorites. Tap Share Contact, and a sharing sheet will slide up. You’ll be able to choose AirDrop, which is handy if your new buddy has an iPhone running iOS 7, Message, and Mail. Tap Message to send your contact info via text message or Apple’s own iMessage, or tap Mail to send your new contact an email.

Whichever service you choose, the contact you chose to share will how up in that service. Simply add the email or text message number of your new contact, hit Send, and you’re done. Hoorah!

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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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