How to review and update your personal contact information on Apple Watch

Apple is making it easier to share information between iPhones and Apple Watches.

With the new iOS 17’s upcoming NameDrop feature, users can easily share contact information by simply bringing their iPhones or an iPhone and Apple Watch together. 

It only makes sense to update your contact information on your Apple Watch.

This short article shows you how to review your personal contact information on your Apple Watch, update it, and use your iPhone to change your contact photograph and create a custom poster for your phone calls.

So Lets’ get started.

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How to Review and Update your own contact information on Apple Watch

With watchOS 10+, you can easily review and update your contact information using the Phone app directly on your Apple Watch.

  1. Open the Phone app on your Apple Watch.Open Phone app on Apple Watch
  2. Tap on Contacts.How to Review Your Contact on Apple Watch
  3. Next, tap on your contact icon at the top right corner of the screen.Edit your personal contact info on Apple Watch
  4. Scroll down to the next screen to review your contact details.
  5. To update, tap on the Edit icon (pencil) in the top right corner of the screen.Update your contact details on Apple Watch
  6. Make your changes.
  7. Tap on the checkmark on the top right corner of the screen.Save your updated contact info on Apple Watch

Thats’ it. 

WatchOS 10+ makes updating your contact information on your Apple Watch much easier.

You can directly share your contact information from here as well with your friends and new acquaintances. 

Scroll down on your contact details page and tap on Share to begin the process.

How to add an image to your own contact information

You must use your iPhone to add or update your contact image. There is currently no way to do this directly on your Apple Watch.

  1. Start by opening up the Contacts app on your iPhone.Open Contacts app on iPhone
  2. Search for your name using the search bar at the top.Update Personal contact details on iPhone
  3. Tap on your name ( you should see ‘me’ on the side of this entry.)
  4. Tap on the ‘Edit’ icon at the top of the screen.edit your contact photo and poster on iPhone
  5. Next, tap on Add Photo.Update Contact Photo and Poster
  6. You can choose between your photos, use the camera to click an instant photo, or create a Memoji.Choose your Poster for your phone cals
  7. Optionally, set up a custom Poster for your call screen.
  8. Tap on Done.
  9. Enable Contact Photo and Poster.Enable Contact Photo and Poster

The next set of screens guides you to update your photo and enable contact photo and poster sharing.

This updates your contact photo across your iPhone and Apple Watch. The next time you call someone, they will be able to see your photo and your custom poster on their iPhone.

We hope you found this short tip useful! Please shoot your comments using the space below and share the article if you find it useful.

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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