Change short name in the messages app


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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