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How to add relationships to contacts in iOS 16

Contacts app

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You can add another layer of personalization to your contacts by adding their relationship to you on your iPhone. Here’s how to set that up.

The Contacts app allows you to keep the phone number, emails, and other contact information you have for organizers and easy to access when you need it most.

Here’s how to add a relationship to a contact, delete a relationship, and use Siri with that type of relationship in iOS 16.

How to add a relationship

Adding a relationship to a contact does not occur within that contact card; This happens inside your card in the Contacts app. Here’s how to set it up.

Basic contact details in iOS.

Basic contact details in iOS.

  • open the Contacts app
  • tap on personal file Top contact list titled “my card”
  • Faucet release at the top right of the screen
  • Scroll down until you see Associated name under add date
  • tap on Add the associated name
  • write in Contact name You want to have a relationship with him
  • Click on Contact address next to their name on the left
  • You can either select a pre-created name or create your own custom name
  • After choosing the address, press button “me” to the right of the name
  • This will allow you to associate everything with the actual contact
  • Your contact list will appear. find and Select the contact want to call.
  • Faucet he did In the upper right part of the screen when everything is to your liking
Define a relationship for a contact.

Define a relationship for a contact.

The relationship given by the contact can now be used to select it in the future.

How to delete a relationship

If you want to delete or change someone’s relationship, it’s almost the same as adding the relationship to them in the first place. Here’s how to delete or change the relationship.

Delete the relationship.

Delete the relationship.

  • open the Contacts app
  • tap on Your profile card Top contact list
  • Faucet release at the top right of the screen
  • Scroll down to Related Names under add date
  • Click on red circle with line (to the left of the contact) and select deletewhen the option slides from the right side
  • Faucet he did at the top right of the screen when everything is complete

Relationships can be re-added or changed at any time.

How to use Siri with relationships

You can replace the name of the contact you want to text, call, or FaceTime with the relationship you’ve selected for them when you ask Siri to do so.

When saying the command, say the relationship instead of the contact’s name. For example, instead of saying “Call Phil”, you can say “Call my father” (if Phil is set to be your father).

Siri will also say what relationship this contact is assigned to instead of their name when you confirm their call, or FaceTime when prompted.

Use relationships in Siri commands.

Use relationships in Siri commands.

If you’re sending a Siri message and using the relationship, their relationship address will appear in the recipient area instead of the name you put for them in the Contacts app.

You can also set up a relationship with Siri by saying the contact’s name and telling them what relationship they have with you (example: “Phil Apple is my father”).

Siri can ask you to remember relationships.

Siri can ask you to remember relationships.

Any relationship you change in the future for a contact will reflect the commands you ask Siri.

Keeping Relationships Strong

Adding relationships to contacts is a great way to add personalization to the people closest to you, such as family members or friends.

It gives you the ability to add their actual name to your contacts – and tag them as their relationship to you – and your phone will know who you refer to.

You can set relationships on iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices.