How to Pin Contacts on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, you will learn how to pin contacts on your iPhone. Pinning contacts allows you to easily access your most important contacts directly from the Phone app. Whether it’s your family, friends, or colleagues, pinning contacts can save you time and effort when making calls or sending messages.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

To begin, locate and open the Contacts app on your iPhone. This app is represented by an icon with a Silhouette of a person.

Step 2: Search for the Contact

Use the search bar at the top of the screen to find the contact you want to pin. Enter their name or part of their name to narrow down the search results.


  • If you haven’t added the contact yet, you can tap on the ‘+’ icon in the top-right corner of the screen to create a new contact.
  • If you have multiple contacts with similar names, make sure to select the correct one before proceeding.

Step 3: Open Contact Details

Once you’ve found the desired contact, tap on their name to open their contact details.

Step 4: Pinning a Contact

In this section, we’ll cover two methods for pinning a contact on iPhone:

Method 1: Pinning from Contact Details

  1. Scroll down through their contact details until you see “Add to Favorites” or “Add to Top Contacts.”
  2. Tap on that option. The contact will be pinned immediately.

Method 2: Pinning from Phone App

  1. Return to the main Contacts screen by tapping the back arrow at the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. Locate and tap on the “Favorites” or “Top Contacts” tab. This tab is usually located at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap on the ‘+’ icon in the top-left corner of the screen to add a new contact to your favorites or top contacts list.
  4. Select the desired contact from your contacts list.

Step 5: Accessing Pinned Contacts

Now that you’ve pinned a contact, let’s see how you can access it easily:

  • To access pinned contacts from the Phone app:
    • Open the Phone app on your iPhone.
    • Navigate to either the “Favorites” or “Contacts” tab, depending on your iOS version.
    • You will find your pinned contacts listed here for quick access. Simply tap on a contact to call or message them.
  • To access pinned contacts from Messages or other apps:
    • Open any app where you can initiate a call or send a message (e.g., Messages).
    • Tap on the ‘Contacts’ icon (usually represented by a Silhouette of a person) to open your contacts list.
    • Your pinned contacts will be displayed at the top, making them easily accessible. Select a contact to proceed with the desired action.

That’s it! You’ve successfully learned how to pin contacts on your iPhone. Now, you can conveniently reach your most important contacts with just a few taps.

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