I can't for the life of me understand how, in iOS 10.3.1, I do what I've done many times before iOS 9/10, namely:

  1. Spotlight search for a contact
  2. Then edit that contact

This is what I see:

best search hit

Best search hit

selecting the contact

Cancel, Notes, Share Contact

I.e. no way to edit nor to view it in the contacts app. I don't have 3D Touch.

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From your second screenshot, 3D Touch on the profile photo, then tap on the name at the top of the popup to open the contact in Contacts.app.

Without 3D Touch, this is not possible. To search contacts, you can use the Search bar at the top of the Contacts or Phone apps.

  • I have a 4" phone without 3D Touch :-/
    – Andreas
    Apr 30, 2017 at 18:16
  • @Andreas Does a long press work?
    – grg
    Apr 30, 2017 at 18:16
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    @Andreas It appears you're out of luck according to a thread over on ASC (edited answer with link). That seems pretty ridiculous
    – grg
    Apr 30, 2017 at 18:22
  • I'll give you a ☑️ and apple a 🤦‍♂️. You get someone's new details and try to edit their contact card in front of them, and it takes forever because you start by walking down a dead end. It's embarrassing.
    – Andreas
    Apr 30, 2017 at 23:22
  • Thanks @grgarside, but I'm another one of these people out of luck. I can't see why they had to change this from previous versions of iOS. Dang!
    – Phil Ryan
    Sep 15, 2017 at 6:01

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