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How to fix one of iOS 7.1’s most annoying bugs

iOS 7.1 Bug Fix

IOS 7.1 was a fantastic update for Apple’s mobile operating system, bringing with it plenty of bug fixes and refinements that were absent in the initial iOS 7 update. Apple’s huge iOS 7 release, as you’ll surely recall, was all about renovating the look of the iOS platform, and it was a bit raw when it first launched. There are still some annoying bugs that crept through in the latest version of iOS 7.1, however, and now there’s a simple fix for one of the most annoying ones out there.

As noted by iMore (via CNET) in a recent post, many users have experienced an issue where new contacts they add in the iPhone’s Phone app aren’t appearing in the phone’s contact list. As it turns out, the reason for this is quite simple, as is the fix.

For whatever reason, the iOS 7.1.2 update has switched many users’ default contact list to “On My Phone” instead of iCloud, Gmail or whatever other service people normally use.

To switch it back, simply go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then scroll down to the Contacts section. Then tap on “Default Account” and change it back to iCloud or whichever other web service you might use.

The screenshot below from iMore helps illustrate the process.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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