iOS 17: How to Favorite a Contact on Your iPhone

Favoriting a contact on your iPhone is super easy, and it’s an excellent way to keep your most important contacts at your fingertips. Just open your Contacts app, select the contact you want to favorite, and tap the star icon. Done! Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how to do this on iOS 17.

You can also watch this video about how to favorite a contact on your iPhone for more on this topic.

Step by Step Tutorial on How to Favorite a Contact on iPhone

Before we jump into the steps, let’s talk about why you might want to favorite a contact. Doing so will ensure that person’s information is easily accessible—right at the top of your Contacts list. Plus, if you’re using Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature, you can allow calls from your favorites to come through even when other calls are silenced.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

Open the Contacts app on your iPhone.

Once you’ve opened the Contacts app, you’ll see a list of all your contacts. Scroll through or use the search function to find the contact you want to favorite.

Step 2: Select the Contact

Tap on the contact’s name to open their detail page.

After you’ve tapped on the contact, you’ll see all their details, such as phone numbers, email addresses, and more.

Step 3: Tap the Star Icon

Tap the star icon in the upper right corner of the contact’s detail page.

The star icon may be small, but it’s mighty! Tapping it will instantly add that contact to your favorites.

After you’ve completed these steps, your favorite contact will now appear at the top of your Contacts list for easy access.

Tips for Favoriting Contacts on iPhone

  • You can favorite multiple contacts, so don’t feel like you have to choose just one!
  • If you want to unfavor a contact, simply revisit their detail page and tap the star icon again.
  • Use favorites to quickly access contacts you message or call frequently.
  • Remember, favoriting a contact on your iPhone does not sync with other devices unless you’re using iCloud.
  • Organize your favorites further by assigning them to groups in your Contacts app.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t find the star icon?

If you’re unable to locate the star icon, make sure you’re running iOS 17, as the interface may have changed from previous versions.

Can I favorite a contact that isn’t stored in my iPhone’s Contacts app?

No, you can only favorite contacts that are saved in your Contacts app on your iPhone.

How many contacts can I favorite on my iPhone?

There’s no limit to the number of contacts you can favorite, so go wild!

Will favoriting a contact on my iPhone sync across all my devices?

Yes, if you’re using iCloud, favoriting a contact on one device will sync across all your Apple devices.

Can I arrange my favorite contacts in a specific order?

Yes, you can rearrange your favorites by tapping ‘Edit’ in the Favorites tab of the Phone app and dragging the contacts into your preferred order.


  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Select the contact.
  3. Tap the star icon.


Now that you know how to favorite a contact on your iPhone running iOS 17, you’re all set to keep your top contacts right where you need them. Whether it’s family, friends, or work colleagues, having them as favorites means they’re just a tap away. This feature not only helps you stay organized but ensures you never miss an important call or message. If you haven’t already, go ahead and give it a try!

Remember, technology is meant to make our lives easier, and iOS 17 has plenty of features like this one to do just that. So why not explore what else your iPhone can do? There are likely many more tips and tricks waiting to be discovered that can further enhance your daily routine. Happy favoriting!

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