Smartphone 101 – Prerequisite #1: Setting up Your Address Book

2. Fill out the form with all of YOUR information. Be as complete as possible. While you won’t likely call or email yourself, you know all of your information and filling in a Home and Work street address, phone numbers and email addresses will allow you to see all of the available fields.  Generally speaking, the more information in your contact records, the more use you’ll get from them.  For example, you can’t send email to one of your friends without an email address.  You can’t call them without a phone number, etc.

If you need additional fields, if you have more than one phone number (home, work, cell, etc.) click the plus sign next to the appropriate word and create an additional field to hold the information.  Note that the scroll bar for the window indicates that there are fields below the Save and Cancel buttons. Scroll down to fill out all the information you can.
3. When you’re done, click the Save button to save the record to your address book.
4. Repeat the process with as many other people you need to create contact records for.

Gmail – These instructions will help you
a) Create a contact record for yourself.

1. Open your web browser and navigate to Gmail.
2. Log in with your Google Account’s user name and password.  The Gmail main email page will appear.
3. Click the Rubik’s Cube-looking icon in the upper right section of the top of the screen. A drop down of available Google (Mail related) Apps will appear.
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4. Click the Contacts icon near the bottom of the drop down. The Contacts main page will appear.
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5. Click the red, New Contact button on the left side of the screen. The Gmail Add Contact screen will appear
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6. Fill out the form with all of YOUR information. Be as complete as possible. While you won’t likely call or email yourself, you know all of your information and filling in a Home and Work street address, phone numbers and email addresses will allow you to see all of the available fields.  Generally speaking, the more information in your contact records, the more use you’ll get from them.  For example, you can’t send email to one of your friends without an email address.  You can’t call them without a phone number, etc.

If you need additional fields, click the Add button and choose the appropriate field type from the dropdown menu that appears.
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7. When you have all of your information entered, click the Save button in the upper right corner of the form. If it’s grayed out and instead says, “Saved,” don’t worry.  You can click the Left Arrow button above the spot for your picture to return to the main Contacts screen.  The information has been saved.
8. Repeat the process with as many other people you need to create contact records for.

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