Change display order of contact numbers for a contact

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cattywampus_, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi,

    Some of my contacts have 4 numbers. 1 Mobile, 1 Work and 2 Home

    No matter what I seem to do it just wants to order them itself. I put all my numbers in through the address book on my Mac. In there I did it like

    Mobile : xxxxxx
    Home : xxxxx
    Home : xxxxx
    Work : xxxxx

    When I then sync to iPhone, it puts them in a stupid order

    Mobile
    Home
    Work
    Home

    I don't want it like this. Is there anyway to re-order them on the phone without deleting them and inputting them into the phone itself in the right order?
     
  2. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

    notsofatjames

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    Location:
    Wales, UK
    #2
    other than deleting them then adding them again in order i dont know how to do this on the iPhone. In address book prefs you can set the default order (and fields) for new cards, though i dont know if this effects existing contacts.
     
  3. Kurt871 macrumors member

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    Oct 30, 2004
    #3
    I was going to post a new topic about this, but on searching I found this old one. Since a solution wasn't really given, I thought I'd chime in that I'm having the same issue. In Address Book, my contacts info has the format:

    Home
    Mobile
    Work
    Other

    But when it syncs the iPhone, it puts it in a seemingly random order, usually not the same as it is on the computer. For example, that same contact on the iPhone might look like:

    Mobile
    Work
    Home
    Other

    This is really annoying and inconsistent; anybody have any ideas on a fix?
     
  4. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

    sassenach74

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    Location:
    Hampshire, England
    #4
    It used to drive me nuts on my ipod touch, and I never found a cure, this was syncing via windows/outlook.
    I no longer have that problem with my iPhone 3G as I now sync via MobileMe. I did have to initially delete and re-order them directly on my phone at first, but it now sticks to the way I want them.
    I know this isn't helpful if you don't have MobileMe, but maybe some will find it beneficial to know. Good luck.
     
  5. Kurt871 macrumors member

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    Oct 30, 2004
    #5
    Since I don't use MobileMe, as you said, not a huge help for me.. thanks for the reply though, as you said it might be helpful for someone. Hopefully there's a cure out there somewhere. Between this and the iCal calendar color sync issue, I'm beginning to think Apple focused solely on MobileMe support rather than traditional iTunes syncing :/
     
  6. Kurt871 macrumors member

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    Oct 30, 2004
    #6
    Unfortunately, I can confirm that this bug (along with the iCal color-syncing bug) was NOT fixed in the 2.0.1 update. Fingers crossed for 2.0.2 or 2.1 or whatever update is next.

    :(
     
  7. cjbryce macrumors 6502

    cjbryce

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    Location:
    London
    #8
    Shouldn't that be configurable as
    C
    O
    D

    or

    D
    O
    C

    &etc :D

    Seriously - if that's how the OP wants it then why shouldn't it be how he gets it?
     
  8. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

    Sonicjay

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    #9
    I lOL'd.

    And it's not OCD; if it was going to be called anything, it's more anal retentive, which is mostly just the "O"
     

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