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

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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.

  • 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, 2011 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, 2011 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, 2011 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.

  • This doesn't work for me on CM7. Maybe it's a TouchWiz feature? Apr 19, 2011 at 17:41
  • This doesn't work for me on Nexus One with Gingerbread either.
    – Jonas
    Apr 19, 2011 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, 2011 at 18:15
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    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, 2011 at 2:25
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    Just to be complete here: you have to start typing the number from the front. F.i. my phone numbers start with the Belgian country nr 32, so I have to start typing '32' followed by the actual phone number.
    – Edelcom
    Apr 20, 2011 at 2:27

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