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Link Duplicate Contacts

If you have contacts synced to your device from many sources (iCloud, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Facebook, etc.) you may have one person with multiple contacts in your phone. Link these contacts together for a better experience.

From one of the duplicate contacts tap on Edit in the top right corner and scroll to the bottom of the screen. Here you'll find the Linked Contacts section - now tap on "link contacts..." and select the duplicate contact. Repeat this process for as many times as you have duplicates. Tap Done in the top right when complete. 

This tip works for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and on all recent versions of iOS. 

Linked Contacts

Linked Contacts

Archive or Delete using Gmail - You Decide!

Thanks to my Mom for the idea for this post! This is not iOS 7 specific, and works in previous versions of iOS as well, both on iPhone and iPad.

Delete or Archive in Mail Settings

Delete or Archive in Mail Settings

When you setup a Gmail account in the iOS Mail Client you have the option for the default delete button to function as Gmail's Archive button, the default behavior, or Gmail's Trash button. This default can be changed in Settings > Mail, Contacts, & Calendars > Your Gmail Account Account > Advanced. Change the default button action under "Move Discarded Messages Into:" to either "Deleted Mailbox" or "Archive Mailbox".

I've circled the button that will change depending on your selection, in a screenshot from the bottom of an open email. The icon shown is for archiving messages, while a trash can will appear to delete messages.

Navigation Buttons that Appear Below Email

Navigation Buttons that Appear Below Email

Archive or Trash Message

Archive or Trash Message

But what if you want to have a default, maybe Archive, and occasionally delete a message? No problem! Just press and hold on this button and you'll get options for either action.