How to search for an address in Contacts

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Mugwumper, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Mugwumper macrumors regular

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    #1
    I sure hope this is a simple thing that I've overlooked . . . ;^)

    In Contacts on my iPod Touch, I have all the 1175 entries that are in my
    Addressbook on my home iMac. An entry typically has name, address, 'phone,
    cell 'phone, e-mail, and work e-mail. I'd like to be able to search for an
    address on the Touch, but I'm unable to get any results when I type the
    numbers of addresses I know are good and are in the Contacts (I can see
    them in the record). What I'm trying to do (I'm a property manager) is key in
    an address and see who lives at that address.

    Apparently, Search is only looking in the info (first name, last name) that
    displays in Contacts. Is there a way to change either what is displayed or
    where it searches?

    Thanks . . .
     
  2. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

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    #2
    Unfortunately, there is no way to do this. I recommend, if possible, that you move the person's address to "Last Name", and their full name to "First Name".

    Not ideal, but it works.

    EDIT: Even better! Move the address to the "Company" section on the contact info.
     
  3. Mugwumper thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thanks, Mr Slippy . . .

    Well, that explains a lot. And for a variety of reasons, I can't put the
    address in the Company field. (I use that field for actual company info

    I've even tried Bento, but the results are the same - pretty frustrating. Is
    this a Touch limitation, or am I missing something? I wonder if there is
    another Touch/iPhone app that would do what I want - I'll have to poke
    around . . .

    Thanks again . . .
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    #4
    I have an app called Groups, which I think searches all fields in the contacts data.
     
  5. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

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    #5
    It's a limitation on the iPod and iPhone, and I can kind of see why, considering your need is filling a bit of an uncommon niche.

    I'll try to find an app that suits your needs.
     

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