The iPhone lists your contacts alphabetically, but did you know you can change whether it sorts by first or last name? To change the way the iPhone sorts your contacts, just follow these steps:
1. Tap Settings:
2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars:
3. Scroll down and tap Sort Order:
4. Choose Last, First or First, Last:
And that’s it. You may notice another option labeled Display Order. This determines how the iPhone’s contacts are displayed, but not sorted. For example, if the display order was First, Last, then a name would be displayed Anne Hathaway, even though the contacts are ordered alphabetically by their last name. If Last, First, then Hathaway, Anne.
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