How to Add a Relationship to a Contact on Your Mac

Relationship Contacts Mac Cover

If you frequently use Siri on your iOS devices/Mac to call or message contacts, adding relationships to your contacts is an additional way to easily access them. You can specify a certain relationship for a contact quite easily. For example, you can specify that “Sarah” is your sister, and then instead of saying “Siri, call Sarah,” you can simply say, “Siri, call my sister.” It’s a simple and time-saving method which is quite easy to set up.

This method essentially adds a contact as a relationship to your own contact card in your Contacts. Another plus point of adding relationships to your contact is that if you have Contacts synced in iCloud across your iOS devices, they’ll automatically be updated on your other devices.

Simply follow any of the two methods described below to add a relationship to any contact on your Mac.

How to Add a Relationship Using Siri

The easiest method to add a relationship to a contact is by using Siri, described below:

1. Open up Siri on your Mac by either the Dock or Spotlight. Alternatively, you can click on the Siri logo on the top-right of your Mac’s display. If you have “Hey, Siri” enabled, you can easily access that way as well.

2. Specify the name of the contact and your relationship in a single sentence to Siri. For example, I’ll specify Sarah as my sister: “Siri, Sarah is my sister.”

Relationship Contacts Mac Siri

3. Siri should automatically understand and confirm whether the contact you specified is correct or not.

4. Once you reply yes, it’ll automatically update the contact’s details accordingly.

Relationship Contacts Mac Siri Confirmation

How to Add a Relationship Using Contacts App

The second method to add a relationship to a contact is using the Contacts app. Although this method is a bit lengthier, it’ll allow you to gain a better understanding of how exactly a relationship is added to your contact. You can also remove it in the future by using the same method and erasing the relationship.

The method is described below:

1. Open the Contacts app on your Mac. You can do this from the dock or Spotlight.

2. Select your own contact card. It’ll be on the top of the list.

Relationship Contacts Mac My Card

3. Click on “Edit” and then “+.”

Relationship Contacts Mac Edit

4. Click on More Fields, and then select “Related Name.”

Relationship Contacts Mac Add Related Name

5. Enter the name of the contact (the relationship) and specify the relationship from the list on the left.

Relationship Contacts Mac Relationship List

Relationship Contacts Mac Contact Name

6. Once done, your relationship will be added to your contact. You can also click on “Custom Label” to add another label to your contact that isn’t included in the list of relationships.

Using this method you can specify a relationship for a contact and use Siri to easily call or message the contact. As mentioned above, you can use the second method to also remove a relationship. In step 5, simply remove the relationship from the contact.

Did you find this method useful for your Mac? Let us know in the comments section below!

One comment

  1. The idea on the Internet is to disseminate a little of personal information as possible. Specifying your relationship to your contacts may be convenient but it viola6tes the privacy and security of those contacts. It also gives miscreants another bit of information to identify you.

    As the WWII slogan said “Loose lips sink battleships!”

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