Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2011 3:48 PM (in response to josephfromhillsborough)
Contact groups can't be created on the iPhone. They have to be created in another app on your computer (i.e. Outook) and then synced to the phone. Goups already in Contacts in the phone get synced as is to other devices.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2011 3:50 PM (in response to josephfromhillsborough)
Alternatively, the Groups app by Guided Pathways (to whom I have no affiliation, apart from the fact that I enjoy their apps) will allow you to create Groups directly from our iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2011 4:01 PM (in response to snkhan)
True, but that app and others like it create groups within that app only. The groups don't transfer to Contacts, or sync to the other devices/computers/clouds that Contacts does.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2011 4:14 PM (in response to modular747)
Ony way to get it onto phone is
Set up group in address book on mac,
pop iphone into computer,
Go to INFO ,
then to bottom of page to ADVANCED
click "replace info on this Iphone"
then sync then your good to go.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 5:28 AM (in response to JAta2)
Yes but why can't you access iCloud from the iPad or iPhone to do this? Its awfully inefficient that I can only add/ modify groups this from iCloud but its Seems crazy that I can only access iCloud from my computer
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to josephfromhillsborough)
Hey I found this article in ehow.com
Follow the steps and its easy to make a group
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 6:17 PM (in response to modular747)
This is not true, as snkhan said the app groups creates groups (on iphone) that can be accessed fromt the regular contacts menu as if they were created on the computer.
I agree with others that the inability to create groups on the stock phone is horribly ineficient, and an embarassment to apple's iPhone. They need to fix this ASAP along with the many other bugs. I am still in my first 30 days and considering returning my iPhone 5.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 2:45 AM (in response to josephfromhillsborough)
there are some apps, where you can add/delete groups directly on your iPhone (or iPad or iPod) and easily assign contacts to groups. For example "Contacts In : Import CSV & Manage Groups". See here: http://csvcontacts.wordpress.com/iphone-groups-broadcast/. As bonus you get all contact management things (deletion, creation) and ability to send broadcast SMS and e-mails and quickly clean up your contacts.
Swipe group to delete - only group itselt will be deleted, not the contacts! Then you can create new groups, assign contacts to group directly on iPhone, no need for PC connection. The groups which are created are "native" iPhone groups and you will see them in any other applications (e.g. in native iPhone address book).