This is a really simple way to find a recently added contact on iPhone and Android!

You met someone interesting at the cafe near work. You exchanged numbers. You saved their contact using their name on your phone. You probably had a long day and couldn’t remember the person’s name whom you met at the cafe earlier. What do you do? How do you find their contact?

It’s highly frustrating, to be honest, and the feeling worsens when you need that contact for a really important task. Above all, it’ll be really painful if I ever try to contemplate how I’ve lost tons of great opportunities just cause I couldn’t remember a name after saving the contact. It happens. 

I bet this happens to everyone on this planet who owns a smartphone. But, while Apple and Google don’t have this feature where the contacts are categorized based on the date they were added, thankfully, third-party apps save the day.

How to locate a recently saved contact on an iPhone?

This process is extremely simple. All you have to do is click on the link and you’ll automatically be redirected to the App Store from where you can download “Contacts last entries & search.

Initial impressions of the app are a bit laggy and slow, but when it performs the magic, you’ll feel like having the app forever loaded on. 

  • Download “Contacts last entries & search” from the App Store.
  • Open the app once it’s downloaded.
  • Once you open the app, tap on the Name label on the top right corner.
Sorting contacts according to the date they were added.
  • The label should now change to “Date.” This will sort your contacts based on the date they were added.

The app works just well. But, you should know that it’s a little underdeveloped and intermittently freezes when tapping on buttons inside the app. Although, I don’t know if this is the app itself or the freezing problem is because of the fact that I have iOS 14’s Developer Beta installed on my iPhone. 

How to locate a recently saved contact on Android?

The process is just as easy for an Android device as it is for an iPhone. Like the latter, you just have to download an app named “Recently Added Contacts” from the Play Store. 

Recently Added Contacts App from the Play Store
Recently Added Contacts. Source: Google Play Store

This app is not as sophisticated as compared to what the iPhone counterpart offers. Its only function is to sort contacts datewise. There’s nothing to configure in the app. Just tap on allow when the app prompts to ask permission for access to the device’s contacts. 

That’s it guys. But I’m pretty sure that you’ll thank me in the comments later for this!