I am having trouble saving a contact with a custom label in iOS4. I received a phone call from a number not stored in my phone. After the call, I clicked the blue chevron next to the number >> Create New Contact >> Entered name info >> click "mobile" >> Add Custom Label >> Entered my label name >> Save

At this point, the phone number shows up correctly, with the custom tag. When I press Done, it goes back to the "mobile" tag.

I was able to do this in 3.x. Is this an iOS4 bug?

  • my iphone 4 ( only one week old, with iOS 4.3 installed 5 days ago), HAD custom labels but now doesnt. Did it go away between 4.2 and 4.3 ???
    – user4502
    Mar 18, 2011 at 16:08
  • Do you sync your contacts with google? If so, than you can't sync custom labels.
    – DanSkeel
    May 24, 2012 at 17:51
  • Nope I didn't sync contacts with Google. But this was 3 iPhones ago lol. It's not an issue anymore. Thanks for the reply though!
    – Thomas
    May 25, 2012 at 16:37

1 Answer 1


I did this when editing a contact a few days ago. So the functionality is there.

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    Ditto, I was able to do the same in iOS4 on an iPhone4.
    – Jon Hadley
    Aug 3, 2010 at 10:12
  • Thanks for the info guys. Mine still won't work though. I filed a bug report. Strange.
    – Thomas
    Aug 3, 2010 at 12:21

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