As your contact list grows, it can be difficult to manage friends, family and co-workers. It’s also fun to add custom sounds or images to your iPhone so you can distinguish between a call from the pizza delivery guy and your boss and know which one to take. Personalizing your contacts is an easy way to manage your list of people stored on your phone.

How to sort contacts by first or last name on iPhone and iPad

Some people like their contacts listed by first name, others last. Display your contact list as you wish by changing the sort order.

Launch your Home screen settings.

Tap Contacts.

Tap the sort order (you can scroll down to find it).

Tap on First, Last or, First Name depending on how you want your contacts sorted in your contact list.

The sort order is different from the display order. Sort order will organize your contact list according to your First / Last Name preferences.display order will affect whether your contact’s first name or last name is displayed first. To change the display order, you can follow the same steps as above, but in step 3, tap the display order instead of sorting.

How to add a photo to a contact on iPhone and iPad

Launch contacts from your Home screen.

Tap a contact that you want to add a photo to.

Tap Edit in the top right corner.

Tap Add photo in the top left corner.

Tap Choose Photo to select existing pictures on your phone. Note: If you choose Take Photo, your iPhone camera will be launched and you can snap and use a photo that can be added to the contact.

Tap an album containing the photo you want to use.

Tap the photo you want to display with your contact.

Drag the tour image until the photo is centered to your liking.

Tap Choose.

Tap Done in the top right corner to save your changes.

Now, when you receive a call or message from that contact, the picture you select will be displayed, making it easier to recognize and find messages from a specific contact.

How to add someone as a favorite contact on iPhone and iPad

Launch contacts from your Home screen.

Tap a contact you want to bookmark.

Tap Add to Favourites

Type a message or phone.

Tap the phone number you want to be the favourite phone number for this contact.

Now, when you launch the phone or Facetime application, you can quickly find these contacts by tapping the Favourites button in the lower left corner to quickly find your favourite contacts.

How to set a custom contact notification on iPhone and iPad

If you assign a custom sound or vibration to a specific person, so you’ll always know if you have a message from them without checking your phone.

Launch contacts from your Home screen.

Tap a contact you want to set a custom sound or vibration for.

Tap Edit in the top right corner.

Tap the ring tone to change the sound you receive when that person calls.

Tap a ring tone from your options list.

Tap Done in the top right corner to save.

Follow these same basic steps to customize vibration patterns for phone calls as well as audio notifications and vibration for text messages as well.

The more you have your phone, the more contacts you seem to acquire. By customizing your contacts with images and special notifications, it can be easier to find the people you talk to most often.