Editing contacts

To edit a contact’s details, do the following:

  1. In the items area, highlight a contact you want to edit. The contact details are shown in the content area.

Ovi Nokia Help info Editing contacts Note:

When viewing a contact, only those contact detail fields that have information added to them are shown.

If you have defined your own titles in your device for some contact details, they are shown in Nokia Ovi Suite with default titles, for example, Mobile (home) or Mobile (work). When you sync your contacts, these contact detail titles are restored to your device as you had defined them there.

  1. Double-click a contact in the items area,  or click Editin the upper right corner of the content area. The contact opens in edit mode.

  2. In edit mode, do one or more of the following:

    • Modify the desired, already existing contact details.

    • Add or remove a contact’s image by clicking Add or Delete. You can also drag or copy an image from another location. Dragging or copying an image is also possible when not in the edit mode. The possible image formats are JPEG, JPG, JPE, JFIF, PNG, BMP and GIF.

    • Change the contact’s image by clicking Change.

    • Change the label of a contact detail by clicking a label and selecting one from the drop-down menu that opens.

    • Add details by clicking Add [applicable contact detail], or, if available, remove details by clicking the delete button at the end of the detail field.

  3. Click Save. The modifications are saved and edit mode closes.


You can sync modified contacts with your device and computer by clicking Sync contacts. For more information on syncing your contacts, see Syncing contacts.

Ovi Nokia Help tip Editing contacts Tip:

If you want to have a contact that has almost the same information as another one (like in the case of a couple’s contact information), open the contact to the content pane or in edit mode, right click on an empty space, and click Create duplicate contact.

See also:

Creating contacts

Grouping contacts

Editing contacts