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Swipe your way to iOS 9’s suggested contacts


There they are! Hello, contacts!
There they are! Hello, contacts!
Screen: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

iOS 8 introduced the idea of showing your most-contacted contacts in the multitasking screen. You’d simply double click on the Home button to see the list of the most recent apps as well as a row of the folks you contacted the most across the top.

If you’re looking for that feature in iOS 9, you might have noticed that the contacts are no longer in the multitasking screen. Never fear, though, they’ve just moved.

Instead of engaging the multitasking system, get to the first page of your Home screen. You can either swipe right until you’re there, or just hit the Home button once to speed your way back to the first page.

Either way, once you’re on that first home screen page full of your most used app icons, swipe right one more time and you’ll see Siri’s proactive screen. You’ll see a search bar up top, where you can type or dictate whatever you’re looking for, a section for Siri Suggestions, Nearby places to browse, and some News items below that.

Take a look at the Suggestions area and you’ll see two rows. The top row is where the contacts are.

These are there due to Siri’s proactive feature.

“See the contacts you talk with most,” writes Apple, “those you talked to last, or even those you’re next scheduled to meet.”

So there you have it. If you were looking for the list of contacts on your iPhone or iPad in the multitasking screen, head on over to the left of the main Home page and find them again, plus a lot more.


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