The Fastest Way to Share Contact Information from Your iPhone

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You can send contact details (also known as a contact card) via text or email directly from the Contacts app in your iPhone. Do you often find yourself typing out phone numbers or addresses into a text when you need to share one contact's information with another contact? Well, you'll be happy to hear that there's a much easier way to share contact information on your iPhoneand it doesn't involve copying and pasting or tediously typing it out.

Related: How to Add a Contact to the Contacts App on Your iPhone

How to Send a Contact from Your iPhone

We've gone over how to create a contact group, how to search contacts on your iPhone, and how to add a contact on your iPhone. For more tips about the Contacts app and Phone app, check out our free Tip of the Day. When you add people to your contacts, a contact card is automatically created on your iPhone for each contact so that all of the contact's information is grouped into one place. This makes it simple to share a contact on your iPhone using a few steps. 

Here's how to send contact information using the Contacts app on your iPhone:

  1. First, go to Contacts.
  2. Tap the contact whose information you wish to share.

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  3. Tap Share Contact.
  4. Choose a sharing method, such as email or text message.

    how to send contact information on iphone - Tap on Share Contacthow to share contact information on iphone - select sending method
  5. Choose a recipient and tap Send

    how to share contact information on iphone - choose or enter a recipienthow to share contact information on iphone - tap the send arrow to share the contact

Pro tip: you can customize your share sheet to prioritize your favorite contacts and apps!

Now you know how to send contact information to recipients  using the contact card on your phone! Sharing iPhone contacts has never been easier.

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Sarah Kingsbury

Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.