How to create, delete and manage contacts and caller groups on your Samsung Galaxy Note8 [Tutorials]

You may already have hundreds of contacts in your phone and if you’ve already imported them over to your new Samsung Galaxy Note8, you must know how to manage them properly so it would be easier to find a contact when you’re trying to send text or make phone calls.

In this post, I will guide you on how to create a new contact, delete an existing one, create a caller group and add a number to it, export and import your contacts list, etc. If you’re new to Android, this will help you a lot as everything here follows almost the same set of instructions in managing contacts. So, continue reading below for the instructions.

But before we jump to our tutorials, if you found this post while looking for a solution to a problem with your phone, then I suggest you visit our Note8 troubleshooting page for we have already addressed the most common problems with this phone. Find issues that are similar with yours and use the solutions we suggested. If you need more help, don’t hesitate to contact us by filling up our Android issues questionnaire.

How to add a new contact in your Galaxy Note8

Adding contacts to your Galaxy Note 8 is pretty straightforward but as easy as it may seem, some owners may find it a bit difficult especially that it requires a little bit of typing for the contact’s name, email and even the phone number itself.

    1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
    2. Tap Contacts.
    3. Tap the Create icon (+ with a face).
    4. Choose location to save contact:


  • Phone
  • SIM card
  • Google


    • (a list of any other accounts will appear)
  1. Enter details into the Name, Phone, and Email fields.
  2. If desired, tap View more to enter additional contact information.
  3. When done, tap SAVE.

How to add a contact to speed dial in your Galaxy Note8

Everybody knows how important speed dial is that’s why we always recommend to our readers to setup one especially for emergency numbers. If you got yourself a new Galaxy Note8, here’s how you setup the speed dial…

  1. From any Home screen, tap Phone > CONTACTS tab.
  2. Tap the 3 dots icon in the top right.
  3. Tap Speed dial.
  4. Tap the number you want to assign the speed dial number. The #1 slot is always assigned to Voicemail and cannot be changed.
  5. Tap the contact you want to assign to the speed dial number.
  6. Tap the arrow in the left corner to go back to the Phone app.

How to delete a contact from your list on your Galaxy Note8

We don’t usually delete a contact from our list but there are times that it’s easier to delete a contact and create a new one than to edit it. In this case, this tutorial might be very helpful for you.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the desired contact.
  4. Tap the 3 dots icon.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap DELETE to confirm.

How to create a caller group in your Galaxy Note8

Creating a caller group is sometimes helpful to say “categorize” our contacts, although it’s not really that necessary. However, if you are in a situation wherein you need to include a contact to a group, here’s how you create one…

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the 3 dots icon.
  4. Tap Groups.
  5. Tap Create.
  6. Enter the name for the group, adjust the ringtone, add member then tap SAVE.

How to add a contact to a caller group in your Galaxy Note8

And this is how you actually add a contact to the caller group you just created...

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the desired contact you wish to add to the group the tap Details.
  4. Tap EDIT.
  5. Tap Groups.
  6. Place a check in the Groups you wish to assign to the contact.
  7. Tap the arrow to go back to the Contact profile.
  8. Tap Save.

How to Import / Export contacts in your Galaxy Note8

Importing your contacts means you’re restoring them and you usually do this right after the reset to download all your contacts back to your phone and be visible through the Contacts app and other apps that may have access to them. Exporting them, however, is the opposite; you’re actually creating a file that contains all your contacts and usually it’s saved into the SD card so it will be safe during a reset. Usually, the file that will be created is a .vcf file which is also recognizable to other applications that deal with contacts…

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the 3 dots icon > Manage contacts.
  4. Tap Move contacts from phone.
  5. Tap the account you want to move the contacts to, then tap MOVE. This makes sure your contacts are stored online.
  6. Tap Import/Export contacts.
    • To import contact, tap Import then select SD card. Choose the contacts to import, select Internal storage and then select Done > IMPORT > OK.
    • To export contacts, tap Export then select SD card. Choose the contacts to export, then tap DONE > EXPORT > OK.

I hope that you find these tutorials helpful one way or the other.  

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Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side.

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