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No option to list contacts by last name in settings

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mattcshen, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. mattcshen

    mattcshen Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi I just got my galaxy note 2 a few days ago. First time using android OS. I am trying to sort my contacts so they are ordered by last name. After going through the forum, I found that many people posted to go into settings in the contacts app. However when I open it, it does not have a list by option and I for the life of me can't figure out how to get it back. Can someone help me?

    Heres what it looks like:

    Screenshots_2013-01-01-19-51-16 (1).png
     


  2. zc1

    zc1 Well-Known Member

    Strange. I've not seen that, before.
     
  3. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    It looks like your carrier removed that function from Android. Unfortunately, nothing can be done about that unless you root and install a custom ROM.
     
  4. zc1

    zc1 Well-Known Member

    Did you buy the phone brand new?
     
  5. Veritas4420

    Veritas4420 Android Enthusiast

    Yep looks like it's your carrier.
     

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  6. mattcshen

    mattcshen Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yes its n7105 taiwan/hong kong edition i think
     
  7. mattcshen

    mattcshen Lurker
    Thread Starter

    but i didnt get the phone with my carrier its an unlocked phone from asia
     
  8. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    Even if the phone is unlocked, the carrier that it belonged to must have locked that feature out. Unlocking a phone only allows the ability to use the phone with other networks. It doesn't do anything to the original stock ROM that was already in place. So the carrier it originally belonged to already locked that feature out.
     

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