It’s only natural that your Android phone has a long list of contacts. You have contacts from work, family, friends, acquaintances, etc. Getting all of these different types of contacts can be a mess if you don’t organize them properly. Here are some ways to better organize your contacts on your Android phone.
How to see only certain contacts
You can easily organize your contacts with the Contacts application. This is a great option if you are running out of storage space and can no longer install applications.
Open the Contacts app and tap the menu in the upper right corner.
Tap Personalize view and select the type of connection you want.
If you have more than one Google Account and want to view the contact information for those accounts, tap the first letter of your account name in the top right corner of the screen. You can then add and manage your other Google Accounts and view these contacts.
You can also view the contacts of all the applications you have installed on your phone that contain the contacts. You can manage these contacts by tapping the burger menu in the upper left of the Contacts app.
Once you have selected Settings, you will be taken to the Settings menu where you must select the Accounts option.
Here you can view and manage all the applications installed on your phone using contact integration.
How to merge duplicate contacts
One reason your contact list is so long is that you can have a friend with multiple entries. For example, one entry could be their current email address and old email address, etc.
To merge all entries from the same person, open the Contacts app and tap the burger menu in the upper left corner and select Merge and Repair.
Here you can see all the duplicate contacts on your phone. If there are any, you can merge them individually or merge them all at once by simply pressing Merge or Merge All.
Sort contacts by first or last name (last name)
There is really no right or wrong way to display contacts. They can appear by either first name or first name (last name), and you can easily do this in Stock Contacts.
Just like other organizational methods, go to Settings, and in the View section, you’ll see the Sort By option. Tap it and a small pop-up window lets you choose to sort by first name or last name.
Although you may have John Smith in the “J” section, you will first see the last name, even if it is under your “J” contact information. You can also choose the format of the name, but just add a comma and set the name to either first name, then last name, or vice versa.
Organize your contacts into stickers
You want to call a coworker, but first you need to find a contact in the sea of your contacts. Your phone can only have five business contacts, so it would be much easier to keep them on a separate sticker.
To do this, open the Contacts app and tap the burger menu in the upper left corner. If you have created stickers, you should see them there.
Otherwise, tap “Create label”. Give Label a name and start adding members.
Now that you’ve organized your contacts neatly on Android, the next thing you can do is hide calls and texts from specific contacts in your phonebook.