Add Birthdays to Your Contacts

Never forget a birthday again!

Did you know your Contacts app can store a lot of information about the people you keep in touch with? You probably had your contacts copied from an old phone or an email account – but you can edit these contacts to add new information or remove old data, too.

  1. On your iPhone (or iPad), open the Contacts app.
  2. Search for or scroll and tap on the Contact you want to update
  3. Tap Edit in the top right corner of the contact
  4. Scroll down to enter that contact’s birthday, relations, even a nick-name if you’d like to see that instead of their name.
  5. Birthdays added to your Contacts will show up in your Calendar app. You’ll also get reminders on your lock screen when a birthday is coming up!

Want to learn more about what you can do in the Contacts app? Check out these articles from Apple Support on everything about Contacts.