How to organize iPhone 5 Contacts

Got a lot of contacts on your iPhone 5 and want to find a good way to organize iPhone contacts? This is quite necessary as we can better find the contacts we need. In this post we’ll detail you ways to merge duplicate contacts, group your contact by first name, sort contacts by first name and more.


How to Merge Duplicate Contacts

It is easy to get duplicate contacts on iPhone, for instance, when you synced Facebook friends and work account contacts with iPhone contacts you will find several duplicate contacts in your address book. Actually, you can just merge duplicate contacts instead of wasting time sorting through you list and deleting each one.

  1. Select a duplicate contact in your list.
  2. Hit “Edit” and scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap on “Link Contact.”

You can then select the contact you would like to merge the other contact with.

Tips: Find iPhone 5 contacts missing after syncing with Facebook accounts? You could use iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to recover the contacts as well as photos, text messages you deleted from iPhone 5.

How to Sort Contacts by First Name

The iPhone 5, by default, sorts and displays contacts by their last name. Well many iPhone users find it easier to manage iPhone contacts sorted by first name. Thus, you need use the following to change this default setting. Go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Contacts>Sort Order. You can then select the “First, Last” setting.

How to Group your contacts on iCloud

By grouping your contacts on iCloud, you can create separate groups for your work contacts and friends. To create contact groups, you need

  1. Log into your iCloud account.
  2. View “All Contacts” and click on the red ribbon groups icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Then click the + button to create a new group and assign a name to the group.
  4. Next go back to “All Contacts” and drag and drop a contact from the list into new group folder on the left.

With these steps, the new contact groups should automatically sync to your iPhone 5 and you can view them by visiting the Contacts app.

How to Sync Your Facebook Contacts with your iOS contacts

Syncing your Facebook friends with your iPhone contacts is a great way to make your address book more robust. Facebook sync automatically adds profile pictures, email addresses, phone numbers and any additional information to your contact list.

To sync your Facebook contacts on the iPhone 5, go to Settings>Facebook>Login>Update Contacts.

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