help with copying text phone numbers and sending contacts

iOS & iPadOS

Hi all

On my old nokia i used to be able to send contacts to other phones as a business card if anyone remembers the good old days of talks and nokias.

I am sure i phone is capable of something similar but does anyone know how you can either copy and paste a phone number from your contacts into a message body or simply send a contact to someone via text message.

I imagine i may need to learn how to copy and paste but i cant seem to work out how to do this.
I go into the contact i wish to copy and end up adding more numbers rather than selecting the numbers to copy.

Is there a easy way to send contacts to someone by text message that i'm not aware of yet ?

This may be a simple answer but is causing me great frustration at present.

many thanks in advance




Submitted by Jakob Rosin on Monday, November 24, 2014

There is a share contact button at the bottom of the contact chard. Probably easiest to get there is by tapping favorites, and then flicking left a few times.)
I usually copy stuff by copying the phrase in VoO voice buffer. So tap the phone number, let it read it out loud and then tap 4 times with 3 fingers. It copies the last thing VoiceOver said to the clipboard.

Submitted by mark wright on Monday, November 24, 2014

hi thanks for the reply the copy last spoken thing by VO sounds a good tip. I did try the sharing contact button you mentioned seems to only work over airplay only unless i'm missing something.

Submitted by Lielle ben simon on Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello! If could you like, you can to do this.
In card contact looking "share" button and press on dat's. You can to share with message,or maile and more.hope dat's ellp, it's comftable instad to use with spoking voiceover this is my opinion.

Submitted by mark wright on Monday, November 24, 2014

thanks. i got all the way through that, put in contact i wish to send contact card to and go to hit send and comes back with message failed notification. Does anyone have any idea why this is not allowing me to send this ?

other normal standard texts work fine so i dont think its a signal issue.