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Adding Favorite contacts [webOS 2.x] 6

by Adam Marks Thu, 03 Mar 2011 5:04 pm EST

This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher

The ability to tag certain contacts as "Favorites" in webos 2.0 provides you a way to more quickly access those contacts in webOS, at times without the need to slide open up the keyboard. The Contacts and Phone Apps has been updated to show a separate section for these Favorite contacts and your Favorites will always appear first in a search, whether it be while searching in the email or message app or performing a Just Type search (formally called Universal Search). Continue reading after the break to learn how to set a contact Favorite.

There are three ways tag a contact as a favorite.

1. Open up the contact's record and tap on the  icon on the bottom right of the screen. Once set, that icon will turn to  and the header of the record (where the contact's name appears) will turn from gray to blue.


2. From the Favorites section of either the Contacts app or the Phone App (accessible by tapping the star on the bottom of the screen), tap the "Add Favorite…" row. This will bring up the standard contact selection screen. Just search for a contact (for best results, remember to search using the contact's initials) and tap on their name.

3. From the Favorites section of the Contacts app, you can tap on the  icon in the lower left. This will open up a blank contact record for you to fill out, meaning that this will only work for new contacts you want to add to your contact list. Once complete, press the "Done" button to create the contact record and automatically set it as a favorite.

As you can see in this screenshot of the email app, performing a search for a contact will always put any of your Favorites at the top of the search, with a star next to the name indicating that it’s a favorite. However, without even pressing any keys on the keyboard, you can tap the  icon to bring up a list of all your contacts with any Favorites showing up at the top of the list. So, if you only have a few Favorites, you can use this to quickly email or SMS any of your Favorites without having to search on the keyboard.


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It's not your fault, but I have to stop reading this stuff until I can get 2.x on my Pre+ or I can get a new phone (which may not be webOS based). I feel left behind!

I can hardly wait to get some webOS 2.x goodness going in my life! I haven't felt this kind of left-behind frustration since my Nokia E-series NAM device toting days!

Excellent improvement in 2.0
I can say type to search is now much faster even if you have a large database of contacts. In 1.4.5 searching contacts was buggy and could lead to tmc errors

Ugh I want this so bad. Fixes my issue with having 11 billion facebook contacts.

Surely the Pre doesn't have the horsepower to run such advanced hightech features like this. The Pre could never do this with only a 500Mhz processor and 256Mb. Thank you HP for protecting us from features that could never provide a satisfactory user experience on a Pre. Sheez.

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