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Is it possible to search for a contact by phone number in Froyo ? How ?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

HTC's Sense UI gives you this functionality out of the box. In the Phone app if you start typing the phone number, it will filter your contacts that include either that number, or the contact's name via T9 representation.

If you are not running Sense IU, I suggest trying 3rd-party apps that imitate the HTC Dialer functionality. Try Dialer One or aContacts, for example.

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Thank you very much for your answer. Will 3rd party Contact managers or dialers allow integrate with Facebook & Twitter contacts as the stock contact manager does ? – M.Sameer Apr 19 '11 at 22:34
They should - they simply read your phone's Contacts database. So as long as your accounts are all synced up with Google/Facebook/Twitter/etc., the contacts should be visible to 3rd-party apps. – Chahk Apr 20 '11 at 0:04
I tried Dialer One and aContacts and I settled on GO Contacts but they are all fine. Thank you very much @Chahk. – M.Sameer Apr 21 '11 at 11:32

Choose 'Contacts', than 'Keypad' and start entering the phone number.

On my Galaxy S running Froyo 2.2.1 this displays a dropdown box with a number of how many numbers start with the characters entered.

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This doesn't work for me on CM7. Maybe it's a TouchWiz feature? – eldarerathis Apr 19 '11 at 17:41
This doesn't work for me on Nexus One with Gingerbread either. – Jonas Apr 19 '11 at 17:57
This worked on Droid X with Motoblur after the .234 upgrade, but not on Liberty 2.0. It is definitely dependent on which ROM or skinned Froyo you are on. – shambleh Apr 19 '11 at 18:15
It does not work for me either. I have G1 with Laszlo ROM which is based on CM6. – M.Sameer Apr 19 '11 at 22:28
Just to be complete: you have to start entering the first digits of the number. It's now a 'find anywhere'. F.i. my phone numbers start with the Belgian country number 32, so I have to start typing – Edelcom Apr 20 '11 at 2:25

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