Sorting Contacts on iPhone

Changing the sort order of people in your Contacts app can help you find who you need much faster. If you feel that first names are easier to sort by, then you can make this change quickly.

Here’s how to sort your contacts by their first names on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Sort Contacts by first name on iPhone and iPad

To change the sort order for your Contacts on iPhone or iPad, open your Settings and then follow these steps.

1) Select Contacts.

2) Tap Sort Order.

3) Choose First, Last.

Sort Contacts by First Name on iPhone

Sort Contacts by first name on Mac

To change the sort order for your Contacts on Mac, open the Contacts app and then do the following.

1) Click Contacts in the menu bar and select Preferences.

2) In the pop-up window, click the General tab.

3) In the Sort By drop-down box, pick First Name.

Sort Contacts by First Name on Mac

Wrapping it up

Sometimes it’s the simplest settings that help us do things quicker. And, adjusting the sort order for your Contacts list is just one of them.

For other useful tips, check out our tutorials for your devices. And, if there’s something you’d like help with in particular, let us know!