Change short name in the messages app

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Some of you may have noticed the changes in iOS 7. One of the smaller changes has been made in the messages app. I’m not sure about you, but I have more than one friend/contact with the same first name. How do you change that?

Well it’s simple. First go to settings, (mail, contacts, calendars) , and scroll all the way down till you see short names listed under contacts. Tap on short names and change how it’s viewed on your phone. I personally like to use first name last initial. You can also turn on preferred nicknames and it’ll turn on automatically when available.

Hope this helps.

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