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bootmouth 08-30-2006 09:28 PM

alphabetizing problem in address book/contacts

blackberry newbie here. i've had babygirl (yes i love her so much i named her) for about 3 weeks now and i'm definitely addicted to her.

anyway, i'm having a problem with my address book. i did a search under contacts and address book but nothing popped up that could help me. or i just don't know what the heck i'm doing, which is quite possible.

after i synced up babygirl with my outlook on my pc all the contacts in the address book were all alphabetized. i manually added alot of e-mails a few days ago and now the contacts are no longer alphabetized. the ones that i edited all popped up to the top of my contact list and they're alphabetized. but then the contacts that i didn't edit are underneath, seperately alphabetized. and when i search, it only searches from one group or the other.

has anybody experienced this? in the grand scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal, but it's annoying. any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance,


p.s.- i'm a dork, because i posted in the wrong discussion. i have a 8700c. sorry, i'm a first timer.

fmtek 08-31-2006 01:29 AM

try going to the Address Book. Click the wheel. Go to OPTIONS.

Go to the SORT BY option, and change it to the opposite setting that you have. SAVE. and go back in and change it to your original settings. See if this fixes the problem

I just tried to recreate your problem on my 8700g, and was not able to.


bootmouth 08-31-2006 12:20 PM

hey frank,

i tried that and it still didn't work. i guess i'll have to learn to live with it.

thanks for ur help.


JSanders 08-31-2006 01:04 PM

The glitch could be in the way you entered the new contacts manually. For instance, did you enter a first and last name for the new ones? Or I wonder if your Outlook contact fields were mapped correctly to the Blackberry contact list?

bootmouth 08-31-2006 01:58 PM

i didn't add any new contacts i just added new info to the contacts. after i synced with outlook they were all alphabetized. i'm stumped. maybe i should just delete them and resync.

thanks for the suggestions.


RobVegas 08-31-2006 02:27 PM

I had this problem and it drove me crazy for a week until I figured out what to do. Turn the device off & pull the battery out for a couple of seconds. Put the battery back in and boot the device back up. Once it is back up, the address book should be correctly sorted and you will be able to search by name again.

Good Luck,


bootmouth 08-31-2006 02:40 PM

hallelujah!! it worked. it took me forever to figure out how to get the battery cover thingy off. thankyouthankyouthankyou!!
robvegas rocks! as does everyone else who helped me.
but will it do this every time i edit my contacts?


RobVegas 08-31-2006 05:11 PM

My Berry did this to me a few times and has never done it again since. I did howerever, "upgrade" my software to the Bharti version. The sorting problem has not happened since then, but I do have call quality issues now that I never had while running the Cingular software. Ugh.....

I'm glad I was able to help you. :)


sizelove 09-08-2006 06:17 PM

Man, thanks a lot for this tip. I had the same issue and learned to live with it for a few weeks. Just tried the battery trick and it worked perfectly!

RobVegas 09-09-2006 02:49 AM

You're welcome! I'm really glad I was able to help a couple of people out.....I know how annoyed I was with this problem and how happy I felt when I found a fix.



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