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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Select Which Contacts to Display in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

In Samsung Galaxy S5, you are not only allowed to add a new contact and save it in the different places(e.g: in the device storage, in SIM card, etc), but also display contacts from other accounts that you have added in your phone(e,g: Google account, Facebook account, etc). By default, the Contacts app displays all contacts you have, either those you have saved in your phone, SIM card or other accounts. However, if needed, you can select which contacts to display so that the Contacts app will display contacts from the selected source or account only.

How to select which contacts to display?
You can display only contacts from certain source or account by using the following steps:
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Contacts.
  4. Tap Contacts to display.
  5. Here you can choose which contacts to display by selecting from the following options:
    • All contacts: select this option to display all contacts you have.
    • Device: select this option to display phone contacts only.
    • SIM card: select this option to display SIM Card contacts only.
    • Your Samsung account: select this option to display contacts in your Samsung account only.
    • Your Google account: select this option to display contacts in your Google account only.
    • Your third-party app account: select this option to display contacts in certain third-party app account only, e.g: Facebook, WhatsApp, etc
    • Customised list: select this option to display customized list contacts. Tap to select which contacts you want to display. As the example, you can select Device and SIM card to display your phone and SIM card contacts only.
  6. Press the Back key twice to go back to your contacts list.
  7. The Contacts app will display only contacts from the selected source or account.


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