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Is there any way to move a contact in Contacts on my iPhone into a group? I can create a new contact in any group, but I don't see a way to move an existing contact between groups.

Seems like an oversight that I would have to go back to my Mac, or delete a contact and manually recreate their card in a different group, in order to do this.

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This cannot be done on the phone. You can sync your contacts to a Mac and do the changes from Address Book on the Mac.

You can also do this via

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the phrasing here 'do the changes' is too ambiguous, and after ~5 minutes of attempts I cannot get either Address Book ("Contacts" now) nor to work. So I reject this idea, Nivas can you update or clarify please :)? – J-Dizzle Apr 5 at 13:42
@J-Dizzle Can you post the specific issue that you are facing? – Nivas Apr 5 at 18:57
thanks for the contact and the offer! I would like to move "Contact A" from "iCloud Group A" to "Gmail Group B". My only current solution is to #1 manually delete, #2 change 'Settings->Mail, Contacts->Default Account', then #3 manually re-add the contact. Is there an easier way? I've looked at several Apps, contacted tech support and even paid for a few apps, with no luck! – J-Dizzle Apr 5 at 19:04
You cannot move across groups between accounts in If both groups were in the same account then you could drag and drop the contact from group 1 to other group 2 in the side bar. I am not sure if you can move in the Contacts app, I will check when I am home and have access to a mac. – Nivas Apr 5 at 20:22
@J-Dizzle Checked on my mac - you can just drag and drop contacts between groups. Make sure groups are visible (View Menu -> Show Groups) and drag and drop contacts across. – Nivas Apr 6 at 2:48

Use Orbi Tools. Can be downloaded from App Store.

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Can you explain more – Mark Oct 13 '13 at 8:11
Go to the App Store, search for Orbi Tools, should be the first program on the search result. Once installed, it will ask you to allow access to your contact list. Confirm, and then close and start the app. Select copy (or move "cut") to move contacts between different groups. If you have an Outlook account, then the group name will be Exchange, Contacts. If you have more than one Outlook account, then you have to click on the Exchange, Contacts group and note the number of contacts and cross check the number with your Contact app to know which group you have accessed. – Guest007 Oct 13 '13 at 13:58
Wow---Thanks---Orbi Tools was well worth the 99 cents . very easy to use. – user72959 Mar 13 '14 at 21:06
Awesome, well worth the money! Took me less than 30 seconds to migrate my contacts!!! – Gilad Apr 6 '14 at 7:18
Crap App, moved my contacts but now i lost the phonenumber of the contacts!!! – Christian Muggli Jan 18 at 9:23

Moving contacts between groups cannot be done via iPhone. You will have to sync your iPhone via iTunes and ensure that contact sync in enabled. The following process can also be used with your GMail account instead of Exchange.

To move the existing contacts, follow these steps:

Connect your iPhone to your Mac.
Open iTunes and look for your iPhone under devices in the left navigation section.
Click on your iPhone to view iPhone sync settings.
Click on the Info tab at the top of the sync section.
On the Info tab, select the checkbox next to 'Sync address book contacts'
Click Sync on the bottom right corner of the sync section.

The above instructions will sync your iPhone contacts to your Address Book on Mac.

Open Address Book.
Add your exchange account, if you have not done it already.
After that you can move your iPhone contacts to your exchange account by dragging-and-dropping.

You should also configure the iPhone settings so that newly created contacts are created in the correct place, so you don't need to repeat this process,

Go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Scroll to 'Contacts' section
Tap on the 'Default Account' tab and select your exchange account.

You should be set now!

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Actually, I just discovered that you can move contacts between groups on Still not ideal, and still ridiculous that you can't do this on the phone itself, but still better than having to sync over USB. – daGUY Aug 13 '12 at 14:57

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