I have an HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 (Froyo). I keep my contacts in GMail, and they are automatically synced to my phone. The problem is, my phone's "Search People" app seems to search by business name/organization only if no contact name has been entered.

Is there any way to trick the phone into searching by either name or business name/organization when both of these fields are in use?

Alternatively, is there a better app for looking up contacts than the "Search People" app that came with the phone?


try using google search, works flawlesly on my magic to look for contacts in any way i like , you might need to update latest version from the market

  • +1. You're right...that does work. I can't understand why it would do a much smarter search than the "Search People" app, but it does. The only thing I don't like about it is that you have to select People from the drop-down menu. I'd like to be able to set up a shortcut so I can do a search with just one click from the home screen, but the shortcut ends up being People Search rather than Google People Search. Anyway, thanks for the answer.
    – devuxer
    Sep 4 '11 at 20:16
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    you can also add the google search widget and configure it to search in contacts by default
    – Smugrik
    Sep 4 '11 at 21:15

Go for Truecaller app. It's the best app for finding name by phone number.

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    Why? What does it make so special? And is there a link you can provide to find the app?
    – Izzy
    Apr 5 '13 at 7:18

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