How to Change a Contact’s Phone Number in iOS 9

People’s phone numbers can change if they move, change jobs, or switch to a new cell phone provider. While one solution for handling this change is to create a new contact for someone each time they give you a phone number, you might instead prefer to change the phone number for the existing contact on your iPhone.

Fortunately all of the contact information that has been saved for a contact is editable, including that contact’s phone number. Our guide below will show you how to edit a contact’s phone number on your iPhone in iOS 9 so that any time you call them, or they call you, the contact labeling will be applied to their new number.


Change the Phone Number for a Contact on an iPhone 6

Device used: iPhone 6 Plus

Software version: iOS 9.2

The steps in this article will show you how to change the phone number for a contact that is already stored on your iPhone. If you would prefer to just remove the contact entirely and start fresh with a new contact, then learn how to delete a contact in iOS 9.


  1. Open the Phone app or the Contacts app on your iPhone. If you opened the Contacts app directly, skip to step 3.
  2. open phone or contacts



  3. Select the Contacts option at the bottom of the screen.
  4. select contacts at bottom of screen



  5. Find the contact whose phone number you wish to edit.

  7. Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
  8. tap the edit button



  9. Select the phone number that you wish to edit.
  10. select the phone number to edit



  11. Tap the x to the right of the phone number, enter the new number, then tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

edit the contact phone number in ios 9



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