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Alphabetize folder contents - Android Phone/Tablet
November 3, 2015
9:50 am
Paul Goldberg

I have a folder on a home page with several contacts Favorites. I would like to alphabetize the list for easier viewing. System is Android 5.x I can change the color and I can move the items around but I find no way to get them in any order automatically. Cry

November 3, 2015
11:42 am
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Well, it depends on how the ‘folder’ of contact favorites got there. 

If it is a widget where you added specific people’s icons to your home screen, then combined them into a folder – you should be able to drag them around into whatever order you want. No automatic sort.

If it is actually your Contact favorites – first, let me know how you did it! – I can’t figure out a way to do that on mine. But, maybe the settings for your contacts will sort that folder? Go to contacts, tap the 3-dot menu in upper right, choose settings, contacts, Sort by.

Let me know.

November 3, 2015
2:30 pm
Paul Goldberg

My wife got busy with her new Galaxy S6 and used the menu in Contacts to set up favorites on a home page. Then to declutter the page she dragged the favorites into a new folder created by just dragging one favorite on top of another – just like making an app folder. However the order in the new folder is best described as “higgledy piggledy” (not sure how one spells that but I went with Google). The only menu option in the folder is choice of color. She is now busy shuffling them into order one by one. I guess no one has automated that, yet!

Thank you for the quick response. I never organized my phone that way so had no idea how to proceedSmile.

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