How to Sort Android Contacts by Last Name

The article is to show you how to sort Android contacts by the last name instead of by first name, even for those contacts you uploaded to Google. Read it carefully.

Some people may encounter such a condition: When you upload your contacts to your Google, you can check these contacts on your Android phone. However, these contacts are sorted by the first name, which is against our daily habits. If Android device sort contacts by last name, we can easily find certain contact we need and thus make a call or send a message. However, Android cannot do this for us automatically, we need another tool for help.

If you are a Windows user, I recommend you Wondershare MobileGo for Android. We now offer you to download free trial version. After you download the program, please install it by double clicking and then launch it.

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Simple steps to sort contacts by last name on Android phone & tablet by MobileGo

Here I will take Wondershare MobileGo for Android as an example. If you are a Mac user, you can follow similar steps. When you launch the tool, you will see a starting window on the screen of your computer.

Step 1: Launch tool & connect Android to computer

Now, you are required to connect your Android device to your computer via USB cable, just do it. As a Windows user, you can do the connection via Wi-Fi, too. The program will detect your tool, you will then see your device displayed in the starting window.


Step 2: Scan Android files

In the left tree column, you can see your device and all detailed files there. You can see your files classified to music, video, photos, contacts, SMS and apps; you can also see the number of files in each category directly.

Android Contacts Manager

Step 3: Android sort contacts by last name

See the “Contacts” in the left sidebar? Just click the triangle under it to bring up all contacts window. They are also displayed in different categories, please choose a group that you want to sort the contacts. You can either click “Edit” or double click the group to see all information in the pop up window. Click icon between the first name and the last name to flip their place.

sort android contacts by last name

After the steps above, your contacts in Android have already been sorted by the last name. In addition to sort contacts, I think you have noticed other functions of the tool. Yes! You can edit other information on your contacts such as email address, phone number, and home address. The professional Android manager – Wondershare MobileGo for Android won't let you down!

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