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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Sort Contacts in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock Contacts app lets you sort your contacts list alphabetically, either by the first name or the last name. Sorting contacts list with the proper method will be able to help you to quickly and easily find the required contact. If needed, you can also change the way the Contacts app to display the contacts' names, either display contacts by the first name first or by the last name first.


How to sort your contacts list?
You can do so 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. To change how the contacts will be sorted, tap Sort by and then select from the following options:
    • Given name: select this option if you'd like to sort your contacts list alphabetically by the given name or the first name.
    • Family name: select this option if you'd like to sort your contacts list alphabetically by the family name or the last name.
  5. To change how the contacts will be displayed, tap Display contacts by and then select from the following options:
    • Given name first: select this option if you'd like to display the contact's name in your contacts list by the first name first.
    • Family name first: select this option if you'd like to display the contact's name in your contacts list by the last name first.
  6. Press the Back key twice to go back to your contacts list and you'll see your contacts list will be sorted and displayed based on your selection.

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