Need Recommendation - Contacts Search App

rambo47

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#1
Lack of a native search function in the Contacts app is a significant oversight IMHO. What's the skinny on an aftermarket solution? Several promising options are available in the App Store but I'd like to hear any opinions based on what folks are actually using.
 

Kadelic

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I'm still on 4.3.3 and I have a search window at the very top in my contacts app. Also, a Spotlight search should include contacts.
 

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Spotlight is way better, I can't ever hit the damn search icon from my contact app. I always end up calling someone else.
 

rambo47

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On 5.0 I don't have a Search button anywhere on Contacts. How do I access Spotlight?
 

iP5

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From home screen, the left most panel.

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Lon

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And at the very top of your contacts page there is a search box.
 

rambo47

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And at the very top of your contacts page there is a search box.
I don't have this search box. I have "Groups" on the upper left and the "+" to add a contact on the right. I'm running iOS 5.o still.
 

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I haven't launched contacts since Spotlight was added. I don't bother digging into folders to launch apps anymore either.
 

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I don't have this search box. I have "Groups" on the upper left and the "+" to add a contact on the right. I'm running iOS 5.o still.
Slide to the very top of the contacts list and you'll find the search field.

I agree the thing really should be perma-visible vs scrollable off screen. Never actually noticed that before.

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rambo47

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Ah, its on the very top of the Contacts list, above the "A" contacts. D'oh!
 

rambo47

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Yeah, I was looking at the top of the page but had not scrolled up to the top of the A's. I was looking at the top of the windows where it says "All Contacts".
 

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Yeah, I was looking at the top of the page but had not scrolled up to the top of the A's. I was looking at the top of the windows where it says "All Contacts".
Yeah, figured out how you were getting your impression.

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Wish it would stay put and not scroll off to oblivion when your not on the top of the page.
 

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That's why it's useless. Not to mention I could never tap it.