How to Set up and Customize Contact Posters on iPhone [iOS 17]

A Guide to Make a Contact Poster for Yourself and Other Contacts!

Apple releases iOS 17 with a slew of new features. Among these, the Phone app on the iPhone has received a significant upgrade, and one standout feature is Contact Posters.

In today’s guide, we will take a look at the steps you can follow to enable and customize a Contact Poster on your iPhone.

Contact Posters, brings a whole new way for users to make a digital contact card for themselves. One of the best things about the new feature is the ability to customize your contact poster to reflect your personality. You can even make a contact poster for other contacts.

When you place a call from an iPhone running iOS 17 to another iPhone, your contact poster will automatically display on the recipient’s screen, provided your number is saved in their contacts. Yes, it will replace the default call layout and show a new digital contact card instead.

Want to make a contact poster on your iPhone? You are in the right place, let’s dive right into the steps to create a new contact poster.

How to Make Contact Posters on iPhone for Yourself

First things first, make sure to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 17 update. The Contact Posters feature is available for all iPhones compatible with iOS 17. Before moving to the steps, one thing to keep in mind is, that the contact poster will also change your Apple ID avatar across Apple Devices. If you want to create a contact poster, you can follow these steps.

How to Make Contact Posters on iPhone for Yourself
  1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your Name which appears at the top of the contacts list.
  3. Select Contact Photo & Poster option.
  4. A new page will appear that asks you whether you want to share your name & photo with friends, simply tap Continue.
  5. To make your first Contact Poster, select Create New.
  6. Now use the below-listed options to take a photo, choose one from the Photos app, make a Memoji as a Contact Poster, or you can even use Monogram text for the poster.
    How to Make Contact Posters on iPhone for Yourself
  7. If you choose the Photos option, pick a photo from the album, then change the contact font, styles, filters, background color, enable or disable depth effect, and even more.
  8. When you’re ready, select Done at the top right corner.
  9. On the preview page, tap Continue.
  10. On the Contact Photo / Contact Card page, you can crop the image or choose a different photo if you want. Once done, select Continue.

Once done, it will show you the settings where you can update your name, photo, and poster, along with an option to change sharing settings.

How to Make Contact Posters on iPhone for Yourself

You can turn the toggle off for Name & Photo Sharing if you don’t want to share your contact poster to be displayed on your friend’s iPhone. There are some additional privacy controls which let you change the sharing controls from Contacts Only to Always Ask. You can change the settings anytime by visiting your Contact Poster inside the Contacts app.

How to Make a Contact Poster on iPhone for Other Contacts

Apple provides the freedom to customize contacts in your Contacts list, including non-iPhone users. However, it’s important to note that the contact poster will only be visible to you. If you want to create a contact poster for other contacts, you can follow these steps.

How to Make a Contact Poster on iPhone for Other Contacts
  1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone.
  2. Select the Contact for which you want to make a new Contact Poster.
  3. Once selected, tap Contact Photo & Poster option.
  4. Now choose the poster using Photos, Memoji, or Monogram.
  5. If you choose the Photos option, pick a photo from the album, then change the contact font, styles, filters, color, enable or disable depth effect, and even more.
  6. When you’re ready, select Done at the top right corner.
  7. On the preview page, tap Continue.
  8. That’s it.
How to Make a Contact Poster on iPhone for Other Contacts

Now you know how to set up and make a Contact Poster on iPhones running on iOS 17, let’s take a look at the different methods to customize contact posters.

How to Customize Contact Posters on iPhone

Similar to the iPhone lock screen, Contact Posters offer a range of customization options. You can take a quick photo for your poster, choose one from the albums, pick your favorite Memoji, or even use Monogram text as a contact poster. Regardless of your choice, here’s a step-by-step guide to customizing contact posters on your iPhone.

How to Change Contact Posters Photo

There are two ways to make a photo as a contact poster, one lets you quickly take a selfie using a Camera, while the other one lets you pick a cool photo from the photos album. Here’s how you can change photo in Contact Posters.

How to Customize Contact Posters on iPhone
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Select your Contact card from the top of the list.
  3. Tap Contact Photo & Poster.
  4. Select the Edit option.
  5. To make a new Contact Poster, select the Create New option.
  6. Under choose your poster section, select Camera or Photos to change the contact poster photo.
  7. Choose any photo from the library, then swipe left or right to switch between color filters, some color filters give you access to change the background color, change font, or even turn off depth effect if enabled.
    How to Change Contact Posters Photo
  8. You can tap on the name to customize the font, size, and color of the text.
  9. Tap the color circle at the bottom to change the background and choose the color of your choice. Turn off Depth Effect if you want.
  10. When you’re ready, select Done at the top right corner.
    How to Change Contact Posters Photo
  11. On the preview page, tap Continue.
  12. Tap Continue on the Contact Photo page to save the changes.

How to Use Memoji as Contact Posters on iPhone

Memoji is another way to express yourself and you can even use Memoji for Contact Posters. Follow these steps to use Memoji as a Contact Posters in iOS 17.

How to Use Memoji as Contact Posters on iPhone
  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Select your Contact card.
  3. Tap Contact Photo & Poster and Select Edit.
  4. To make a new Contact Poster, select the Create Now option.
  5. Under Choose your poster section, select Memoji.
  6. Select a Memoji from the collection or create a new Memoji by tapping the + icon.
  7. Once selected, pick the best expression from the collection, then tap Next.
  8. To change the background color, simply select the color circle from the bottom left corner.
    How to Use Memoji as Contact Posters on iPhone
  9. Select the Depth Effect icon from the right corner to turn it on or off.
  10. All done? Tap Done at the top corner.
  11. On the preview page, tap Continue.
  12. Tap Continue on the Contact Photo page to save the changes.

How to Create a Monogram Text as a Contact Poster

If you want to go simple, you can use the Monogram option and style the contact poster with text only. Here’s how you can make a stunning Contact Poster on your iPhone using Monogram.

How to Create a Monogram Text as a Contact Poster
  1. Open the Contacts app or Phone app.
  2. Select your Contact card.
  3. Tap Contact Photo & Poster and Select Edit.
  4. To make a new Contact Poster, select the Create Now option.
  5. Select Monogram, you will see your name with big initials in the background.
  6. Change the background color by tapping the color circle at the bottom left corner.
  7. If you want to change the initials, tap the initials icon at the bottom right corner, and type one or two characters.
    How to Create a Monogram Text as a Contact Poster
  8. Tap the name to change the font, size, and color, you can choose from four default fonts.
  9. When you’re done, tap Done.
  10. On the preview page, tap Continue.
  11. Tap Continue on the Contact Photo page to save the changes.

How to Share Contact Posters on iPhone

Whether you want to share your contact with your new friend or simply want to flaunt a recently created cool new Contact Poster, you can do them all by using the NameDrop feature. AirDrop is one of the best features on iOS, you can use it for share photos, videos, files, PDFs, and more.

With iOS 17, you can share your contacts using AirDrop, the feature is dubbed as NameDrop. It lets you share your Contact Card with any iPhone user running on iOS 17, you can follow our step by step guide to check how to use NameDrop on iPhone.

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Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at haneetsingh@outlook.com In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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