When contacts/address book was imported from a previous phone most of the entries came in with the last name in the first name field, and first name in the last name field.

Is there a quick key method to swap those two fields without having to retype both of them or cut/paste one and type the other?

  • You can export it to excel, change columns an re-import your contacts. Or you can Automator/applescript. Commented Oct 4, 2015 at 7:23
  • Thanks for the idea. And if I export them, I will effectively have a backup, too. Now I will just have to learn how to do the export.
    – Digger
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 0:41

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Not really. You could change the sort order and display order of the contacts in Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars under the Contacts section to give the appearance that the contacts are in that right order, though.

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