1. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Last night I picked up my fiance's iPhone to use and when I went to the contacts I noticed they were all out of wack. Well, ok not really, just not how I am used to.

    Personally I sort by first name, it makes more sense to me, but she sorts by last name. So now I wonder, how do you sort your contacts?

    First name, Last name? Or do you spotlight search so you don't even know?
    04-13-2012 03:16 PM
  2. Quiney08's Avatar
    I sort by first name. That's usually how I refer to the person I am looking for so it's easiest for me.


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    04-13-2012 03:26 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Last name. I'm an "order" freak... Probably to the OCD level.
    04-13-2012 03:35 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    First. did it since day one and see no reason to change it up

    OP, do you work for iMore? you seem to have made several threads, all of a sudden, like the other staff
    04-13-2012 03:40 PM
  5. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I sort by first name but some people don't know you can change the order and some don't know how to.
    04-13-2012 04:57 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    First Name. I find it easier to tell Siri to call a person via his or her first name.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    04-13-2012 07:33 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    Looks like I'm the Lone Ranger on this one...
    04-13-2012 09:12 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Looks like I'm the Lone Ranger on this one...
    I'm sure there are others.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    04-13-2012 09:18 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    First name but depends I bet military people sort by last name lol


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    04-13-2012 11:29 PM
  10. Craig's Avatar
    First name, as I seldom call people I know by their last names, so when looking for someone named Donna I am looking for Donna, not Wilson, Donna. (I actually don't know a Donna Wilson, just a sample)
    04-15-2012 08:13 PM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    Cool thread J! I learned VERY early from my mom, you sort by first name. She always did her address books that way. Now I'm talking those old fashion kind you had next to your landline. And the landline was a rotary dial too. Yea I'm older than dirt!
    04-15-2012 10:04 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    Cool thread J! I learned VERY early from my mom, you sort by first name. She always did her address books that way. Now I'm talking those old fashion kind you had next to your landline. And the landline was a rotary dial too. Yea I'm older than dirt!
    I remember the landline, rotary dial and party lines... but not quite old enough for the hand crank phones... and I still sort by last name... in part, I assume because when growing up, dad's friend John Smith was not "John" to me, he was "Mr Smith"...
    04-15-2012 10:19 PM
  13. kshen1's Avatar
    First name! I think apple should set it by first name by default.
    04-15-2012 10:19 PM
  14. LingLing511's Avatar
    I also sort by first name. Much easier for me.
    04-15-2012 11:25 PM
  15. kunalz555's Avatar
    First name
    04-15-2012 11:52 PM
  16. sherlock's Avatar
    Looks like I'm the Lone Ranger on this one...
    I'm with you bro. Lastname, firstname and Siri copes with it just fine.
    04-16-2012 12:48 AM
  17. CG68's Avatar
    Looks like I'm the Lone Ranger on this one...
    You're not alone. I sort by last name too.
    04-16-2012 05:38 AM
  18. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Waaaay back from my bb days, i've always sorted by first name bases
    04-16-2012 08:55 AM
  19. pkcable's Avatar
    Sometimes I use the last name, IF that's how I know them, and in those cases, I don't even list their last name. Also some folks are listed by their nick names. My boss is in there as El Diablo.
    04-16-2012 09:33 AM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    Sometimes I use the last name, IF that's how I know them, and in those cases, I don't even list their last name. Also some folks are listed by their nick names. My boss is in there as El Diablo.
    gotta love that!
    04-16-2012 12:28 PM
  21. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    gotta love that!
    +1, that is pretty funny !!

    If i were working outside of my home and had a boss, i'd probably have them listed as "Tool" lol
    04-16-2012 12:37 PM
  22. pkcable's Avatar
    I have custom ringtones for some folks too, and his is the mission impossible theme, cause I KNOW when he's calling me directly it's some crazy impossible thing he wants done.
    04-16-2012 12:46 PM
  23. Tony the Tiger's Avatar
    I list mine by their last name.
    04-17-2012 04:26 PM
  24. kim_f's Avatar
    I'm sure there are others.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    i'm one of the others
    04-18-2012 03:56 AM
  25. ghostface147's Avatar
    First name...
    04-18-2012 12:06 PM
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