What to know
- You can now add and assign pronouns for all contacts stored on your iPhone with the release of iOS 17.
- To assign pronouns for a contact, head to Contacts > choose a Contact > Edit > + add pronouns > add the concerned pronouns. Pronouns once added will be visible at the top of a contact card.
iOS 17 has brought along numerous changes and new features and among these is the ability to assign dedicated pronouns for your contacts on your iPhone. This can help you refer to your contacts using their preferred pronouns without having to keep track of them for your entire contact list.
These pronouns will show up at the top of a contact card and will also be easily accessible the next time the concerned contact decides to call you. Let’s take a look at how you can add pronouns for your contacts on iOS 17.
How to add pronouns for contact on iOS 17
Here’s how you can add pronouns for contacts on your iPhone as long as you’re running iOS 17 or above. If you haven’t updated your iPhone yet, you can do so by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Once you have installed the latest available update for your device, you can follow the steps below to add pronouns for a contact.
Open the Contacts app and tap on a contact for whom you wish to add pronouns.
Now tap Edit in the top right corner.
Scroll down and tap + add pronouns.
Tap and select your preferred language using the Language option at the top.
Now type in your first pronoun with reference to its accompanying sentence.
The pronoun will be replaced in the accompanying sentence.
Similarly, add your second and third pronouns.
Tap Add in the top right corner once you’re done.
Pronouns will now be added for the concerned contact and will be visible at the top of the contact card as shown below.
And that’s how you can add pronouns for a contact on your iPhone.
Are pronouns available for use by third-party apps?
No, pronouns for a contact are stored locally on your iPhone. They are not shared with Apple or other third-party apps with access to contacts on your iPhone. This means third-party apps can not use or view pronouns assigned to a contact on your iPhone.
We hope this post helped you easily add and use pronouns for a contact. If you face any issues or have any more questions, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.