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How To Add Pictures to Contacts on your Android Mobile

Add photos to your android contacts

Hey groovy dudes,

I bought a new Android phone, and it is great, but I can’t read the screen. I’m terribly farsighted, and reading glasses give me a headache. I can’t read the numbers, so is there a way to just set a picture of who is calling me?

-Sincerely,

Joey

Hi Joey,

First, thanks for being a great groovyReader!  I understand your problem and lucky for you, I know an easy way to hopefully help ya out a little.  My recommendation is to add pictures to the contacts so you can see them easier when you goto dial.  Take a look at the groovyPost steps below and let me know if this works out for ya!

Step 1

Take your phone and try to get pictures of all your contacts.  Trust me, this is probably the hardest part!

Once you have all the photos, jump down to Step 2.

Step 2

Open the Contact list on your phone.  Open the Contact you want to edit and press Settings, Edit.

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Step 3

With the contact open, Click the Square with the little head and plus sign in it.

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The phone will give you the option to select a photo from your Album or to capture a new photo on the fly.  Since we already have all the photos were going to use, we will just use those in our album.

Step 4

Select Album, find the photo and select it.

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The phone will show you a yellow border. If you touch the border it will show four arrows. This means you can drag the border anyway you want to make the picture bigger or smaller. For this example its all about my dad, so I don’t want to be in the picture. Resize the frame and press save.

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You can see the picture is now connected to the contact. Press save again, and you are done!  If you sync your phone with a service like Google Gmail, your contacts should sync there as well so if you wipe your phone there will be no need to repeat this process.  Now that’s a time saver!

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Now go take some pictures!

 

[Photo Credits: Faces courtesy of Dad and MrGroove the cyborg!]

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5 Responses to How To Add Pictures to Contacts on your Android Mobile

  1. Vadim May 25, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    mrgroove the android!!!! I knew he was a robot!

    • MrGroove May 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

      Indeed… I’ve been working out. ;)

  2. Ahmed January 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    thanks….but what is the privacy??….if I use a picture for my Dad contact, and sync it with gmail…will my other friends be able to see that picture?

  3. sm June 12, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    this works when the contacts are saved on phone and does not work when they are stored on SD Card. Pl. clarify how to add pic to contacts stored on SD Card. I have a Samsung Galaxy Y SCH-i509 CDMA handset with Gingerbread 2.3.6

  4. Lou October 18, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    Sounds like you are more technically ahead of the game than I am so can you tell me how to transfer photo s from my p.c. to my android phone?

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