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Filter contact list Set contacts view by first/last name Simple view for contact list Sort contacts by first/last name

Filter contact list

We can filter the contact list according to the accounts added to the Xiaomi smartphone, for example, by selecting only the WhatsApp contacts view.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Tap on the  current filter
Step 3:  Choose an  account  to filter the displayed contacts
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Tap on the current filter
  3. Choose an account to filter the displayed contacts

Set contacts view by first/last name

By default, our contacts on the Xiaomi smartphone are displayed with their first name first, but if we want to display the contact list with their last name for personal reasons, we can always specify this in the contact name settings.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  View contact names as
Step 5:  Choose  Given name first  or  Family name first
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on View contact names as
  5. Choose Given name first or Family name first

Simple view for contact list

By default, contacts on the Xiaomi smartphone are displayed with their profile picture. We can also enable a simplified view if desired, which displays contacts in a simple list without a contact picture or information.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Display photos and info
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Enable or disable Display photos and info

Sort contacts by first/last name

By default, contacts on your Xiaomi smartphone are sorted by first name, but if you prefer to sort by last name for personal or professional reasons, you can change this in the contact settings.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Sort list by
Step 5:  Choose  Given name  or  Family name 
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Sort list by
  5. Choose Given name or Family name 

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