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contacts by surname only?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Boopolo, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Boopolo

    Boopolo Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 16, 2010

    Does the phone only sort by surname first?

    I copied from old phone to sim then to new phone however all my contacts are first name then surname or something like Johns Home, Johns Mob

    so when put into hero, it comes out as Home John etc or John/1

    I cannot find anywhere to change it, so i ahve to go through all 350 contacts to change it? and when eclair comes out i will ahve to do it again?


  2. pb71

    pb71 Guest

    Yes i had the same problem, i went through all contacts and edited them. If you are going to put a new SIM into the phone, unless the contacts are 12 characters or less, you won't be able to save onto new SIM card. The best thing to do is save from old SIM as google contacts, and then you can sync the contacts with your google mail. Then there is no need to save on SIM.Hope this helps.
  3. brykins

    brykins Android Enthusiast

    Nov 17, 2009
    Peterborough, UK
    (a) It's a LOT easier to edit your contacts online via Gmail -> Contacts that to do it on the phone.

    (b) Yes - the only way to sort contacts on Android right now is by first name. There's no option to sort by last name or company which is a dreadful ommission.
    him1977 likes this.

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