I apologize for asking a question that has surely been asked before, but I searched the threads and could not find the answers I need. My phone is stock. I do not have Facebook.
A few days ago I entered my first few contacts in Google My Contacts. These downloaded to my phone just fine. They were in the order I had entered them, not the alphabletical order of the display on my desktop Google account.
Yesterday I entered the rest of the contacts from my flip phone into Google My Contacts. These also downloaded, some of them alphabetically interfiled with the original entries and some not. Now I have more contacts than I want to scan through, my most-called numbers are not at the top, and the contacts are not quite in alphabetical order.
My next idea was to go back to Google on the computer and in My Contacts put all of the contacts in folders. It would be an advantage to me to see only the folders when I press the Phone button, as I have already made several calls while fishing the phone out of my pocket and getting it where I could see the screen. I thought one more screen press might reduce this error, which I hope I will outgrow. So, in Google I put the contacts in folders, leaving nothing in My Contacts. After a short while the folders downloaded to the phone, with the contacts in them, but the original phone listings are still just like they were.
I would like to do one of two things. Either arrange the phone listings in my preferred order, which I did on the flip phone by putting a space in front of the entries that I wanted to have at the top of the list (I tried doing this on the computer in Google My Contacts, but it did not work). Or, have only the folders show up when I press the Phone button, so I'll have my contacts grouped the way I want and maybe quit calling my stepmother accidentally quite so often.
I'd also like to delete the empty folders that came installed on the phone. I tried hard-pressing them, but no trash can shows up to drag them to.
As usual, I would appreciate your help.