We’re excited to share a great new feature from the major update we released yesterday. Now with a single click, we provide a simple way to sync your Brewster address book to your iPhone contacts, fixing your existing address book — for good.
How many times have you needed to email a friend quickly, only to find that they don’t autocomplete in your mail app? Or saved a colleague’s phone number online somewhere, but didn’t have time to add it to your phone’s address book? Or ignored a call from a phone number you don’t recognize, and it turns out to be your cousin? Well, the new version of Brewster is designed to solve these problems.
How it works
When you enable sync, we securely make all the email addresses and phone numbers from your Brewster address book available in your Mail, Messages, and Phone applications. After you’ve completed setup, open the Contacts app on your device, and syncing will automatically begin. Depending on your internet connection, the initial sync could take up to an hour.
Understanding what you see
Your iPhone allows you to see different groups in the Contacts app.
If you have multiple visible groups there may appear to be duplicate contacts. Don’t worry: the sync has not created duplicates, and we haven’t overwritten any contacts in your iPhone address book. We create a separate group for the contacts we add. Each of the contacts we create has every available piece of contact information, a large photo and a link to their Brewster profile, giving you an improved experience in your phone, email, and SMS apps.
You control what you see
If you decide at any point that you only want to see the contacts from your iPhone address book (with any information Brewster added), just go to Contacts > Groups, and make sure you only have your iPhone profile checkmarked. All your Brewster contacts will still be available in autocomplete when you’re composing emails, writing text messages, and making or receiving phone calls. If you decide you want to remove your Brewster profile altogether, go to Settings > General > Profiles and remove the Brewster profile.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!