iPhone App/tweak to add search/predictive contacts in dialer (iOS 7)?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Bugeyeblue, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    I'd like to be able to search for a contact by name or number using the dial pad. Anyone know of an app to do this? I would really like to stay with the stock dialer and just add the search or predictions to it. Not looking for another app to use.
     
  2. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    It's been a long time, but I think Kuai Dialer used to have this feature. In fact, if I recall, that was the main reason I used it. It's on a 3rd party repo. You can search here or google for the repo.

    What iOS version are you on? I haven't used it since 5.x but I'm pretty sure people were using it on 6.x. No clue if it's been updated for iOS 7.

    I'll try to do some digging for you if you want.
     
  3. n19htmare macrumors member

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    I miss this feature the most from Android. It was my most used feature of that phone. Simply pulling up the dialer and start spelling the name and it would pull up the contact.

    Is it patented? is that why Apple has yet to put this extremely useful feature in iOS?

    Iphone's dialer is 's probably one of the worst I've used :(.
     
  4. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    Exactly. Plus now, the backspace key is tiny, and the hide button while on a call using the keypad is impossible to push.
     
  5. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    There was a recently released tweak which has the T9 predictive typing to search for contacts. I haven't tried it out yet but I've read it's pretty good. The tweak is called HandyPhone. It's in a default repo. If you try it out, let me know what you think.
     
  6. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    If you're on iP5/5C/5S have a look at handyPhone
     
  7. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    Not in the App Store as far as I can tell.
     
  8. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Because it's in Cydia.
     
  9. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    This thread is so old, I forgot I posted it here in the JB section. Thanks for the suggestions and help.
     

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