Local Business Contacts Added Easily

Local Business Contacts Added Easily

I use Contacts.

All. The. Time.

While I was out this weekend I discovered that if you use Local Search in Maps on your iPhone or iPad, you can not only locate businesses of a certain type near you, you also can save the contact cards for those businesses - directly to your Contacts.

In Maps, simply search based on your location. I searched for restaurants near my location at the time.


When the search results appear, tap any listing to view photos, tap to dial phone numbers, get an address, find websites, see which places accept Apple Pay, get reviews, and more. Apple also lets you tap the Quick Route button to get turn-by-turn directions.


If you scroll down on the listing detail, you'll see an option to "Create a New Contact" or "Add to an Existing Contact." If you tap "Create a New Contact," you can save all those details - and add that great local pizza place to your phone automatically.


Lastly, tap done. What a convenient way to capture a contact card!