How To: Double-Tap Your Home Button to Access Recent Contacts Faster in iOS 8

Double-Tap Your Home Button to Access Recent Contacts Faster in iOS 8

Accessing your recent contacts just became a hell of a lot quicker with iOS 8. In addition to accessing recent apps, double-pressing your Home button now shows off recent contacts at the top of your screen.

Your most recent contact, whether by call or message, will be the first to show in this list, with up to eight contacts showing at a time. Tapping on a contact will provide several options for action, including mobile call, text message, and FaceTime audio and video calls.

With this simple shortcut, you can easily access the people that you talk to most, and save time doing it.

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When i double tap the home button, how do i delete who I've recently contacted ?

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