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How to assign images to contacts

Follow this tutorial to learn to assign images to someone on your contacts list.

The contacts list on your Android device isn’t very exciting, and to be honest, it isn’t really meant to be. But if you’re fortunate enough to have a vast database of contacts, then you may occasionally run in to people who share a similar name.

Instead of trying to distinguish between them by looking through their numbers and email addresses; you can assign a picture to their profiles enabling you to tell the difference immediately.

When looking through your contact list you may notice that some of your contacts already have pictures attached to them. In this case, you may have previously synced your phone with your Facebook account. Syncing your phone with Facebook will download contacts from your friend’s list. The process to assign a picture is pretty simple to complete, and the only downside is that you’ll have to add an individual picture to each contact.


  1. Picking from the gallery

    While you’re on the Edit Contact screen, long press on the top-left image to bring up a menu. Pressing the Pick from Gallery option will automatically take you to your phone’s internal gallery, from which you can pick a photo to use.

  1. Cropping your chosen image

    Once you’ve picked the image you want to use as the main picture for the contact, you’ll have to crop it to size first. You can use the touchscreen on your Android device to choose the part of the image you wish to keep.

  1. Adding extra information

    As well as adding an image to the contact’s profile, it’s a good idea to add as much information on the contacts profile as possible. This will make it a lot easier to recognise the contact, and will make your contacts list look a lot more substantial.