1. ktrent#CB's Avatar
    Coming from years of android I just can't get the hang of the phone dialer. With almost 1000 contacts it takes forever to scroll and it doesn't default to top for search. I want a solid app that uses keypad to search or dial via T9

    I have searches the app store and read many reviews and most say doesn't work with OS 5. Curious to what the pros are using or if there is a easier way to use stock dialer I am missing.

    Thanks
    10-19-2011 09:32 AM
  2. plex03's Avatar
    Instead of scrolling, over on the right side of the "Contacts" screen there's a vertical alphabet. Just touch the letter that is the first letter in the person's last name and you can avoid scrolling through a litany of contacts.

    With a ton of contacts, I find that's the easiest way aside from telling Siri to do it.
    10-19-2011 09:48 AM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You don't have to use the phone app at all to "search" for contacts...if you swipe over to the left, and simply search for the contact you need to call, it'll bring up everything related to that person, including the ability to place a phone call to them...
    10-19-2011 09:53 AM
  4. ktrent#CB's Avatar
    Instead of scrolling, over on the right side of the "Contacts" screen there's a vertical alphabet. Just touch the letter that is the first letter in the person's last name and you can avoid scrolling through a litany of contacts.

    With a ton of contacts, I find that's the easiest way aside from telling Siri to do it.
    Thanks. I do use the letters on the side. But still yet there are many contacts for each letter. Then when you choose on it takes you to there contact info so there's another button to push. I just want to start dialing and boom it starts listing names. There has to be a app for that.
    10-19-2011 09:53 AM
  5. ktrent#CB's Avatar
    You don't have to use the phone app at all to "search" for contacts...if you swipe over to the left, and simply search for the contact you need to call, it'll bring up everything related to that person, including the ability to place a phone call to them...
    That works a little faster. Thanks for the advise.
    10-19-2011 10:18 AM
  6. mab4285's Avatar
    Thanks. I do use the letters on the side. But still yet there are many contacts for each letter. Then when you choose on it takes you to there contact info so there's another button to push. I just want to start dialing and boom it starts listing names. There has to be a app for that.
    There isn't an app to do what you want to do direct from the dialer, but if you open up the phone app, go to the contacts section, then tap right between the time and where it says contacts, that will scroll you all the way to the top of the contact list where there is also a search bar where you can start searching for contacts by typing their name.
    10-19-2011 10:44 AM
  7. ktrent#CB's Avatar
    There isn't an app to do what you want to do direct from the dialer, but if you open up the phone app, go to the contacts section, then tap right between the time and where it says contacts, that will scroll you all the way to the top of the contact list where there is also a search bar where you can start searching for contacts by typing their name.
    Wow so Many tricks to this phone. Seems apple thinks of it all you just have to find it. I have been around apple for years, 2 macs, 2 iPads, and my wife's iPhone 4 but it just seems your phone is way more important to learn. In my opinion it is the on gadget in our lives that needs to be effortless.
    10-19-2011 10:58 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Compared to every other phone out there on the market...the iPhone is BY FAR the most effortless. You have an issue that most people have found an easy and second nature way of taking care of...truth be told, i can't think of a more effortless way to call a contact in a saturated address book than searching by name and having every type of contact option available to you instantaneously...
    10-19-2011 11:05 AM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    At the very top of the list of letters on the right side of the contacts list (it is the same in the "contacts" tab of the phone app) is a magnifying glass. Tapping the magnifying glass takes you to the top of your contact list and gives you a search field... Just start typing the name and it should take right to the contact that you are searching for,
    10-19-2011 11:14 AM
  10. michaelone#IM's Avatar
    I have been using Siri to dial. Works very well. it will try your contact list first then try the web. I just asked it to call my towing company. It didn't find it in my contacts, but it pulled it up correctly from the web. Pretty cool.
    10-19-2011 02:06 PM
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