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Contact plugin for Flutter. This plugin provides a cross-platform (iOS, Android) API to read, create and update contacts from the address book.
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Flutter Contacts Plugin

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A Flutter contacts plugin which provides easy access to the platform specific address book.

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  • Automatically check and request the necessary permissions to access the platform specific address book;
  • Read contacts from the addres book;
  • [WIP] Store new contacts in the address book;
  • [WIP] Update details of existing contacts;
  • [WIP] Delete existing contacts from the address book.


To use this plugin, add contacts_plugin as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file. For example:

  contacts_plugin: '^0.0.3'

NOTE: There's a known issue with integrating plugins that use Swift into a Flutter project created with the Objective-C template. See issue Flutter#16049 for help on integration.


Fetch all contacts

To fetch all contacts from the address book make a call to the getContacts method:

import 'package:geolocator/contacts_plugin.dart';

List<Contact> contacts = await ContactsPlugin().getContacts();



On Android you'll need to add either the READ_CONTACTS or the WRITE_CONTACTS permissions to your Android Manifest (depending if you need read and/ or write access to the address book). Todo so open the AndroidManifest.xml file and one of the following two lines as direct children of the <manifest> tag:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CONTACTS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS" />


On iOS you'll need to add the NSContactsUsageDescription to your Info.plist file in order to access the device's address book. Simply open your Info.plist file and add the following:

<string>This app needs access to address book.</string>


Please file any issues, bugs or feature request as an issue on our GitHub page.

Want to contribute

If you would like to contribute to the plugin (e.g. by improving the documentation, solving a bug or adding a cool new feature), please carefully review our contribution guide and send us your pull request.


This Contacts plugin for Flutter is developed by Baseflow. You can contact us at

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