Anywhere Connect iPhone – Contacts

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The Contacts tab can contain presence-enabled contacts and non presence-enabled contacts. Presence-enabled contacts are users with an Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) address. These can be other Anywhere Connect users or users from federated systems such as Google Talk. Non presence-enabled contacts can be phone or conference numbers.

The Contacts tab also contains local contacts and directory contacts. Directory provides the company directory contacts.

This guide will give you an overview of how to add a contact, set as a favorite, and how to edit contacts in your Anywhere Connect mobile application.


A. Adding Contacts

Your Contact List is used to store contacts with whom you frequently communicate and wish to share presence information. When you sign in for the first time, there are no contacts in your contact list.

  1. To add a contact, from the Contacts window, select the Plus icon.
  2. Then, tap one of the following options: Add Contact, Add Conference or Add Local Contact.
  3. Note: Add Local Contact is used to access contact found in your company directory or other local address books and requires Anywhere Connect to have access to the local address book.

  4. Once added, you can select on the Contacts tab to view the contact. By default, your presence information is always shared with a new contact if an XMPP address is provided. Another way to add a new contact is to use the directory search option from the Contacts tab.

B. Set as Favorite

Any contact can be marked as a Favorite, and it appears at the top of the Contacts list in the Favorites section. To set a contact as a Favorite, follow these steps:

  1. Select a contact from the Contacts window.
  2. Then, tap the Star icon.

C. Editing Contacts

To edit contact;

  1. Select the contact’s name.
  2. Then, select Edit.

Edit opens the Contact Information dialog box where you can add, edit, or remove information. This works for both presence-enabled and non-presence-enabled contacts.

Unsubscribe removes the presence relationship between you and that contact. This means you do not see the contact’s presence information and your contact does not see yours. Select Subscribe to re-establish the presence relationship. An unsubscribed contact remains on your Contacts list and is always shown as “offline”.

Remove removes the contact from your Contacts list.

D. Searching Contacts

Search is performed in the Contacts tab. Typing in characters in the Search field starts the filtering process through the contacts. You can filter your search by selecting the Anywhere Connect drop-down at the top of the screen. This will provide the following options:

  • All
  • Online
  • Local Address Book
  • Directory