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How to Create iPhone Contact Groups

Have you ever wanted to create iPhone contact groups or iPad contact groups on your iPhone or iPad to make it easier to locate and contact groups of people for which you regularly have discussions? Currently, the stock Contacts app for iOS doesn’t let you create and manage iPhone contact groups on the fly. A third-party app such as LifeTopix is required. Watch the video below to learn how to create iPhone contact groups with the LifeTopix app.

Creating iPhone Contact Groups Video

Note: You can create contact groups for iPhone without purchasing the Pro Contacts Pack in-app purchase in LifeTopix; however, some features shown in the video may not be available.

Transcript

Welcome to the iPhone Contacts Group Tutorial.

This video discusses one of the many CRM features you can take advantage of with your LifeTopix app from LightArrow.

Today I’ll discuss how to create iPhone contact groups with LifeTopix. Currently, the stock Contacts app for iOS doesn’t let you create and edit iPhone contact groups on the fly. A third-party app such as LifeTopix is required.

You can create contact groups for iPhone without purchasing the Pro Contacts Pack in-app purchase in LifeTopix; however, some features shown in the video may not be available.

In this video, I’ll show you how to

  • create a new contact group
  • manage contacts in the contact group
  • and make contact with people in your contact groups

First, let’s create a new contact group.

  1. Start by tapping the People + Services topic in LifeTopix.
  2. Then tap the Groups tile.
  3. Tap the Plus Sign to create a new group.
  4. Name the group. I’ll call it Business Contacts as shown here.
  5. Then tap Create and Add More Data then tap Members. This loads both your iOS contacts and any contacts that you’ve created in the LifeTopix app and allows you to add members.
  6. As shown here, tap all the contacts you wish to add to the group, then tap Save. You now have a new contact group. You can go back to see your newly created group.

Next, I’ll show you how to manage details about those contacts.

  1. Start by tapping the People + Services topic in LifeTopix.
  2. Then tap the Groups tile.
  3. Choose the group you wish to manage details for. Then choose the contact by tapping it and tapping Open.
  4. To change an item, such as Status, tap it and then choose or type the appropriate selection or information.
  5. As you can see, there are several details that you can save for your contacts including status, comments, contact logs, phone numbers, location, social media profile information, and more.

Next, I’ll show you how to contact groups of people,  businesses, or individuals in groups directly through the LifeTopix app. No need to use the stock contacts app.

First, let’s contact an entire group of contacts at once.

  1. Start by tapping the People + Services topic in LifeTopix.
  2. Then tap the Groups tile.
  3. Tap the group you wish to contact.
  4. Tap email to contact the entire group.
  5. Or, tap text to contact the entire group.

If you want to contact individuals or a business, follow the next steps.

  1. Tap the group that includes the person or business you wish to contact and then tap Open. You can contact that person by tapping one of the icons listed here or you can tap Open for more options.
  2. Tap Call to make a call.
  3. Tap Email to contact them by email.
  4. Tap Text to contact them by text.
  5. Or tap one of the social media icons to contact them through a social media profile.

I hope you enjoyed today’s video.

I encourage you to watch our video about contact management custom log forms. It is important to note that groups can be used in custom log forms.

For more tips and tricks, visit our website at http://lightarrow.com

Thanks for watching.

5 Reasons You Should Track Your Nutrition

There’s many reasons to track your nutrition and maintain a food log. Are you working out, but not seeing changes? Do you suspect food allergies or a gluten intolerance? Do you suspect emotional eating? Do you have health issues, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Whatever your reasons, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding foods that are detrimental to your health will help you live a happier, healthier life.

Keeping track of food consNutrition Tracking Photo - LifeTopixumption will help you see the number of calories that you’re consuming each day, and it will also tell you if you’re eating enough vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, which are essential to a healthy diet. Keeping track of solid fats, oils, and desserts will help you determine if you’re eating too many of these foods.

There are several websites and apps that can help you keep track. Review our quick tutorial at the end of this post to learn how you can track nutrition based on guidelines from ChooseMyPlate.gov.

Poor Eating Habits Can Lead to Health Risks

According to an NCHS brief from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, January 2012, more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. Also, the number of overweight children in the U.S. is growing, with 1 out of 3 children now considered overweight or obese. If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more, you may be considered overweight or obese. Visit the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention website [ Assessing BMI ] for more information about BMI. Not maintaining a healthy weight puts you at risk for many conditions — such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

Understanding Your Relationship With Food

Food is used for several reasons — not just to satisfy hunger. At times, there might be psychological reasons, instead of physical reasons that lead to over-consumption. Food is used during celebrations such as birthday parties or weddings. Relationships, locations, and moods can affect your eating and drinking habits. For example, if you’ve had a stressful day at work, you might indulge in an extra glass of wine, or if you’re at the movies you feel obligated to eat the buttered popcorn. Keeping a diary of your food will help you identify the triggers that lead to poor eating habits.

Finding Your Allergy Triggers

Keeping track of foods that trigger your allergies can be a valuable tool. Some allergies are extreme and are obvious, but others may require some further investigation. When you keep track, you can correlate symptoms such as wheezing, nasal congestion, rashes, and nausea with the foods or drinks that you consume. Of course, if you suffer from allergies, any changes in your diet should be discussed with an allergist.

Improving Body Image

Your body image is how you feel about your physical self. If there are things that you want to change about your body (i.e., you’re not within the accepted BMI recommendations), you can put together a plan in conjunction with a nutritionist or a general practitioner to reach those goals. Make sure those goals are realistic for your body type. Tracking your progress and reaching these goals can boost your self-esteem and your body image.

Combating Unfair Perceptions of Obesity

In a study conducted by the University of Alabama, the perception of people who are obese is very different from those who are thin. For example, in the study those who were overweight and resting were associated with laziness, while their thin counterparts were described as resting. For more information about the study, see Science Daily.

How Technology Can Help

There are several tools that you can use to track exercise, weight, and nutrition. At LightArrow, we’ve created LifeTopix, which enables you to track everything in your life — all in one place. It is very flexible — allowing you to build nutrition tracking that’s tailored to your specific needs. Take a look at the following tutorial to learn more.

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