FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Do I Get Started?
Contact Mapping requires an active membership (or free 30 day trial) in order to use the iPhone or Android app. You can set up your account and enroll at members.contactmapping.com. Then you can download the iPhone or Android app and sign in. Finally, we have created a getting started guide to learn about all of the features.
Where Can I Get Help With The App?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond within 1 business day. To help us resolve this as quickly as possible, please provide as much detail as you can.
Can the App Do X, Y, or Z?
We would love to know how we can improve the app to make your experience better. Send any and all feature requests and ideas to email@example.com.
Will Contact Mapping Work on My Phone?
We do our best to support as many smartphones as possible within the Android and Apple ecosystems. However, there is a limit to how many we can test given the hundreds of potential combinations of hardware and operating system. To that end, we provide the following guidance for those wanting to know what smartphones should work.
iOS: We recommend iPhone 7 or newer with at least 5GB of memory free. With iOS 13 coming out this fall they are going to deprecate support for the iPhone 6 and older, so we won't be able to support them for future releases.
Android: For Android users we suggest, we strongly suggest the Samsung Galaxy S series or Google Pixel series. However, most devices released within the last 4 years should work. With respect to the OS, the Android ecosystem varies wild (we have users spanning version 5 through 9). We suggest 7 as a minimum with a strong recommendation for 8 or 9.
If your phone doesn’t meet these requirements, we strongly suggest considering an upgrade. If that’s not possible, affordable used phones can be found on Swappa.com.
Using the App
How do I enable Contact notifications on iOS?
The easiest way is to allow this permission when you install (or reinstall) the app. Unfortunately, if you answer "no" during this onboarding process, iOS will no longer provide a Settings => Notifications => Contact Mapping menu to later enable or disable these notifications. Instead you will need to uninstall and reinstall the app in order to answer "yes". From that point, you can then toggle this setting.
Video Example: https://youtu.be/OCBRgxN0Hwo
How Do I Delete A Contact?
In this initial version of Contact Mapping we did not make it possible for users to delete contacts in the app or sync deletions from the address book into the app. The reason we did it that way to start is to make sure that no one accidentally loses notes they created in the app if a contact was lost or failed to sync. However, this is something we will look to adjust in a future update - just give us some time!
How Do I Delete A Follow-Up?
Currently, the best way to delete an unwanted Follow-Up is to mark it as done. We will soon be releasing a separate ability for you to delete a Follow-Up, so stay tuned!
Do New Contacts I Create Outside of Contact Mapping Sync to the App?
Yes! They do. This syncronization happens automatically (every 15 seconds), but in some cases on iOS the detection doesn't happen. If you notice that a recently added contact has not synced to Contact Mapping, try the following:
(1) Close the app entirely. On iOS this means going to the App Switcher screen and swiping up.
(2) Open the Contact Mapping app.
(3) Switch to your phone's home screen to put the Contact Mapping app to the background.
(4) Open the Contact Mapping app.
We are working on a programatic way to improve synchronization on iOS to match the speed and consistency of the Android version of the Contact Mapping app.
How Do I Edit a Contact?
You can simply edit the contact details for any contact in your native address book on your phone (or from your computer if your contacts are synced), and the changes will sync across to Contact Mapping.
Does Contact Mapping Work on my Desktop/Laptop/Tablet?
Currently, Contact Mapping is only available for your iPhone or Android smartphone. Our mobile phones are the supercomputers that never leave our sides so this was the most important place to start! We do have plans to launch a web version in the future that could be used on larger devices, but that may take some time to release.
Does Contact Mapping Work with Facebook Messenger?
Contact Mapping is not currently integrated with Facebook Messenger, but many of our users are still using it to track Notes and Follow-Ups with people they only interact with on FB Messenger or other social platforms. The simple way to do this is to create a contact with the person’s first and last name, without a phone number or email address. You can optionally include a link to their Facebook or other social account in the contact detail. You can then create your Notes and Follow-Ups with that person the same as any other contact!
If you would like to export your Facebook friends list and import them into your Google Contacts, you can follow our guide.
If you would like to export your Facebook friends list and import them into your Yahoo Contacts, you can follow our guide.
Why Does Contact Mapping Import All My Contacts?
Simplicity is at the heart of Contact Mapping, and so we wanted to make sure that our users were not having to manage multiple lists of contacts and losing track of what person is saved where. By building on top of your contact list, we make it easy for you to make sure that your contacts always stay in sync and no one falls through the cracks. You can think of your list of contacts as a menu to choose from - the app does not require you to map every one of them, but they are there for you automatically when you need them!
Can I Export My Data?
We are currently focused on enhancing the day to day experience. Exporting data and/or integrating with other services is part of our future goals. If you need to get an export, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Happens To My Data If I Cancel My Membership
If you choose to cancel your membership, you will still be able to access all of your Contact Mapping Notes and Highlights from within the app, however you will no longer be able to add or edit any content without an active membership. If you desire to have Contact Mapping permanently delete your content, please contact us at email@example.com.
Can I use this if I have a very large number of contacts?
We've performance tested iOS devices up to 20,000 contacts on an iPhone 8 or newer without experiencing any significant degradation in performance. The Android app is currently optimized up to 2,000 users with an upcoming release (v1.4) attempting to increase the performance for power users on Android devices.
Why Do You Require a Credit Card During the Free 30 Day Trial?
It’s a matter of logistics. We want everyone to get enrolled as smoothly as possible and not experience a roadblock when you need the app the most. By storing your card, your access to the app will be readily available.
Where Can I Update My Payment Information?
Login to members.contactmapping.com and go to the payments tab. There you can enter a new card, which is securely stored at Stripe.com.
Can I Switch From Monthly to a Yearly for Additional Savings?
If you signed up for a monthly membership and would now like to upgrade to a yearly membership for additional savings, you can do so by logging into members.contactmapping.com and visiting the membership tab.
What Is Your Refund Policy?
If you cancel within your 30 day trial, you will not be charged and therefore there is no need for a refund. If you decide to cancel after your membership begins, you can login to members.contactmapping.com and visit the membership tab. Canceling will not result in a refund and your membership will remain active for the remaining duration without renewing.
Why Is a Paid Membership Now Required?
If you were part of our initial beta release, you were able to use CM for free while we were adding additional polish to the interface and addressing any bug fixes. Now that we’re stable and moving forward with our future roadmap, we will be building out additional features and services to provide the most value possible. Contact Mapping knows your data is your most valuable asset, so our business model is sustained by paid membership rather than selling data or using advertising.
How do I cancel my membership?
To cancel your membership, please login to the members portal at https://members.contactmapping.com. From there, click on the Manage Account link in the top navigation and proceed with submitting the cancelation request. If you canceled within the payment grace period, you will see a refund email from Stripe (our payment processor).