How To: Filter Contacts to Phone Numbers Only

The first “wow” moment I had when I bought my Droid was when I turned it on for the first time, logged into my Google account, and all of my GMail contacts all showed up on my phone automatically. (I had never had a smartphone before and I had been looking forward to being able to read emails on it.) Fast forward many months and…. I can’t believe that since I bought my phone last year, I’ve been scrolling through all of my email contacts unnecessarily every time I need to find a phone number.

I realized that I never email people from my contacts interface – I always do that from the GMail app – so I started to seek out a way to filter out the people from my contacts list that didn’t have phone numbers. I was a bit embarrassed at how easy it was and I wondered what took me so long to make this simple change!

1. Go to your contacts list.

2. Open the Menu > Display options.

3. Check “Only contacts with phones.”

That’s it! So easy! No more scrolling through the names of every person in my email address book when I just want to make a phone call! Duh! :)

What “duh moments” have you had with your phone? Tell us in the comments!

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One Response to “How To: Filter Contacts to Phone Numbers Only”

  1. ThankYou says:

    I just want to say THANK YOU. You saved me from scrolling through all those contacts every time!

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