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How-To Share A Contact Group On iPhone, iPad

If you have tried out to send a contact group to someone from your own iPhone or iPad, then you’ve most likely observed that this is not so easy to do it. You need a 3rd party app when sharing a contact group all at once. But it is not impossible you can do it out of the box.

What is a contact group, it actually allow you to share contacts easily and freely. For instance, you may have a contact group for work and another contact group for family etc.

Why we need it, let say a new comer join your company and asks you to send the fellow employees contacts, then then it’ll be easier to send them an entire contact group that contains all of your colleagues contacts rather than it would be to send each contact one by one.

Similar cases can be deemed when:

  • A school friend asks you for other friends contact information
  • A family member asks you for other family contact information
  • And so on…

How-To Share A Contact Group On iPhone, iPad

To send a group of contacts from your iPhone or iPad, you will need to use a third-party app. We recommend Connect, a contact manager for iOS that can be downloaded for free from the App Store.

Making contacts to groups

If you have not created a contact group, then first of all you need to make contact group. In order to do this, follow these steps:

  • From device Home screen launch the Connect app and grant the app Contacts access if you haven’t already
  • At the bottom of the app, tap on the Contacts tab

iPhone Contact Group


  • Find a contact you want to add to a contact group and then swipe left on that contact’s name. When you see the yellow Add to groups indicator, let go of your screen
  •  A pop-up will appear, either select a New group… button or an existing group to add the contact
  • After adding a contact to a contact group, simply repeat above steps 3 & 4 for each new contact to add until finished.

How-To Share A Contact Group On iPhone, iPad

After creating a new contact group or changing an existing group, you’re all set to share with others. To do that, follow these steps:

  • Launch the Connect app if you are not opened
  •  At the bottom of the app tap on the Groups tab

  • Tap and hold on the name of the contact group that you want to share with somebod
  • In the menu of options, tap on the Share button in the bottom left corner
  • Select all those contacts in the contact group you wish to share
  •  When satisfied with your selection, tap on the blue OK button at the top right of the app
  • In the pop-up, tap on either message or email as your method of share


  • Type a small message in contact group attachment so the recipient knows what they’re getting, and then tap on the Send button.

Unfortunately, iOS doesn’t support sending groups of contacts to people. You need a 3rd party app when sharing a contact group all at once. Wait will finished until Apple actually wakes up and get things done.