1. racefit's Avatar
    How do I type a letter and have it narrow down the contacts that start with that letter? Like BB does.
    06-21-2010 03:14 PM
  2. Sammich Raptor's Avatar
    click the search button (magnifying glass, lower right)
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    06-21-2010 03:21 PM
  3. mclarryjr's Avatar
    The best way is the search button like post above and you can also open the phone app and enter the name that way too.
    06-21-2010 03:30 PM
  4. racefit's Avatar
    So I typed the letter F and here are the first four contacts it listed

    All Fire
    Bay Fuel
    CMJ Fireplace Flue
    Conway Freight

    Not until the 8th contact does it start to list contacts that actually start with the letter F! This is the reverse of how it should work. WTF.

    This single issue alone will cause me to go back to BB.....shame.
    06-21-2010 03:33 PM
  5. racefit's Avatar
    I uploaded all my contacts from my old BB to Google before getting the Inc. Then I just downloaded them to the phone when I got it.

    Could there be an issue with Google that is causing it not to search by the first letter in the contact?
    06-21-2010 04:00 PM
  6. sklemp's Avatar
    It's not searching by the first letter of the first name or word. It's searching by all letters that start with F. If you wanted Conway Freight you could either type "Co" or "Fr" and it will narrow it down for you.

    I can understand your frustration, but there are times when I can't remember the first name of someone I just spoke to so I'll just start typing what I remember and it works. I know, I should remember the people I talk with on my phone (especially the ones I saved) but I just have way too many contacts.
    06-21-2010 04:26 PM
  7. mclarryjr's Avatar
    So I typed the letter F and here are the first four contacts it listed

    All Fire
    Bay Fuel
    CMJ Fireplace Flue
    Conway Freight

    Not until the 8th contact does it start to list contacts that actually start with the letter F! This is the reverse of how it should work. WTF.

    This single issue alone will cause me to go back to BB.....shame.
    Your first 4 do start with and F, it might not be the first word.

    At first this would bug me but after awhile you will get use to your Droid. There a few things BB do much better then Android but there are much more things an Android can do better then a BB.
    06-21-2010 04:38 PM
  8. racefit's Avatar
    I understand what you're all saying.

    I much prefer how the BB searches with the first actual letter. Then at the bottom of the list it starts to list "other" matches where the letter you wanted might be elsewhere in the name other than the actual first letter.

    I still don't like it...
    06-21-2010 04:48 PM
  9. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Hey at least the address book is arranged first name first, easier for me
    06-21-2010 04:52 PM
  10. gvillager's Avatar
    So I typed the letter F and here are the first four contacts it listed

    All Fire
    Bay Fuel
    CMJ Fireplace Flue
    Conway Freight

    Not until the 8th contact does it start to list contacts that actually start with the letter F! This is the reverse of how it should work. WTF.

    This single issue alone will cause me to go back to BB.....shame.
    If you type in more letters it'll narrow it down more. I personally love this feature.
    06-21-2010 05:22 PM
  11. trmoney24's Avatar
    click the search button (magnifying glass, lower right)
    also another way to do this. on my home screen, instead of the people app, i put the search people icon on there. basically it is a shortcut to the suggestion up above. most of the time when i go to people i need to search for someone, so this reduces it by a step.
    in case you want to add it, hit the PLUS icon, Program, Search People.

    I too came from a BB (tour), but am getting used to this method.
    06-22-2010 12:22 PM
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