Making iPhone groups is聽a fantastic way to message multiple people at once. Perhaps you and your friends want to use an iMessage group chat to talk to each other instead of sending individual messages, or maybe you鈥檙e looking to create a group chat for you and your family. There are endless reasons for iMessage groups and they really are one of the most useful iOS features.

Do you know how to create contact groups on iPhone? If not, here鈥檚 everything you need to know.

Part 1: Backup Your Device First

The first thing you must do is take a backup of your iPhone. It can鈥檛 be stressed enough how important it聽is. If your iPhone crashes when you are making a group chat, then you could lose a lot of your personal data.

Fortunately, this isn鈥檛 a common occurrence, but it isn鈥檛 worth taking the risk.

Part 2: How to Create Contact Groups on iPhone

After you鈥檝e backed up your iPhone you can move on and use one of the following solutions to create contact groups on iPhone.

1 Create Contact Groups on iPhone via iCloud

A popular way of creating iPhone groups is to use iCloud. This can make it easier to聽create聽large groups as a computer is used to do so.

  1. On your iPhone, go to 鈥淎pple ID > iCloud鈥 (or for older iOS, just tap 鈥渋Cloud鈥 from the main Settings menu) and enable the 鈥淐ontacts鈥 slider.
  2. Go to a computer and open the iCloud website. Sign in to your iCloud account and click 鈥淐ontacts鈥.
  3. At the bottom-left, click the + icon and select 鈥淣ew Group鈥. Name it accordingly, click 鈥淎ll Contacts鈥, and drag the contacts you want into the group chat.

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2 Make A聽Contact Group Using App

You can also use a third-party app to create a group on your iPhone.

  1. Open the 鈥淎pp Store鈥 and search for 鈥Groups鈥.
  2. Download the app and open it.
  3. Simply tap 鈥淎dd New Group鈥 followed by 鈥淣o Contacts -聽Add Some鈥 to add people.

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Part 3: Tips You Should Know about Contact Group on iPhone

Now that you know how to create contact groups on iPhone, here are a few handy tips for managing your group chats.

1 Delete Groups on iPhone

Are you in too many group chats? Here鈥檚 how you can delete them and remove yourself from them.

  1. On a computer, go to the iCloud website聽and sign in using your iCloud account.
  2. Choose 鈥淐ontacts鈥 and click on the group chat that you want to delete.
  3. Click the settings icon at the bottom-right and click 鈥淒elete鈥. You聽need聽to click 鈥淒elete鈥 again to confirm.

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2 Email Your Contact Group on iPhone

If for whatever reason you aren鈥檛 able to message in your group chat, you can email them. As long as you are signed into your email account on the Mail app then you will be able to do this on your iPhone.

  1. Launch the 鈥淢ail鈥 app and tap the compose icon at the bottom-right.
  2. In the 鈥淭o鈥 entry, start typing the name of the group.
  3. After a few letters,聽the group should be shown. Tap on it then enter your message and hit 鈥淪end鈥.

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3 Send A聽Message to Your Contact Group

Finally, you can message the contact group through your messaging app. This is the most convenient way to go about messaging and managing your iPhone group chats and therefore it is ideal.

  1. Open the iMessage app and tap on the compose icon at the top-right.
  2. Next,聽tap the 鈥淭o鈥 space and enter the group name that you want to message.
  3. Enter your text message and press the send button. This chat will be accessible for future messages unless you delete it.

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4 Manage Contacts on Your iPhone

Group chats often contain important messages and because of this, it鈥檚 important to back up your iMessage data every so often. Given how important backing up is, it鈥檚 our recommendation that you use iMyFone D-Port.

  • Selectively back up your iOS device鈥檚 data.
  • Download and view backups from your iCloud account.
  • Back up only data from WhatsApp, WeChat, or iMessage.
  • Export files from a backup or your device.

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This gives you a quick view into what iMyFone D-Port has to offer. There鈥檚 also the added benefit of being able to do a full backup or restore, meaning that it can be used as an iTunes alternative.

To Conclude

There you have it -聽everything you need to know about how to create contact groups on iPhone. Make sure you follow both of the solutions on how to create your group chats and decide which is the most effective. If you have any other tips or tricks for iPhone users that can be used for group chats, feel free to comment below.