Adding a Contact to the Contacts App in MacOS

Last modified 2/11/2022

MacOS includes an application called Address Book. This app allows you to store information about people you know and integrates with various applications, including Mail. You can use it to store email addresses and other contact information.

To add a contact to Contacts App, do the following:

  1. Open the Contacts app Contacts app icon from your dock.
  2. Click the Button with a Plus Sign and then choose New Contact (Figure 1).
  3. Enter the user's contact information in the fields provided.
  4. To Remove an Entry for a field, click the Red Minus - button.
  5. To change a Field Type (e.g., Work Email to Home or Other Email) click the up or down arrows within the field to bring up a sub-menu with other options available. 
  6. To add a New Field, click the same Button with a Plus Sign you used to Add a New Contact and select one of the Add Field to Card options.
  7. When you are satisfied with your entries, click Done.

    Figure 1:
    Contacts app interface image

Getting Help

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