Looking for a way to sort your contacts on iPhone, iPad, or Mac by the first name? You have come to the right place. By default, Apple sorts your contacts on iOS and Mac by the last name. While it is a norm to use last name indexing for clients and work contacts, most of the people probably think of their friends and family by their first names.
Whatever your preferences are, Apple allows you to sort your contacts by the first name on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions below to show your contacts by the first name on your Apple devices.
How to sort contacts by first name on iPhone or iPad
Here is how you can list your contacts on your iPhone or iPad by their first names:
- Launch Settings app.
- Scroll down and tap Contacts.
- Tap Sort Order.
- Tap on First, Last. A check mark should appear right next to it.
That’s it! Now open Contacts app and you will see that your contacts are sorted by the first name on your iPhone or iPad.
You can also choose to display first name or the last name first. You can do that by tapping Display Order and then choose First, Last or Last, First.
How to sort contacts by first name on Mac
Sorting contacts by the first name on your Mac is quite easy. simply follow these steps to accomplish just that:
- Press command + space and search for Contacts. or go to App Drawer.
- Open the Contacts app.
- Click on Contacts in the upper left corner of the screen
- Click on Preferences.
- Select the First Name from Sort By drop-down menu.
That’s it! Now your Contacts on your Mac will be displayed as sorted by the first name in your Contacts app.
This sort your contacts on your iPhone, iPad, or a Mac alphabetically.