So you then have to scroll, sometimes for a very long time, to get to the top of the Contacts list, before you can use the search box to search your Contacts.
Well here's a tip on a simple workaround for this usability annoyance. At least. it works for my Gmail contacts.
- In Contacts, even if you're in the middle of the Contacts list, the Groups button should still be visible at the top left of the screen. It's outlined in red in the pic above. So just tap Groups.
- Then, in the next screen tap Contacts:
- And now you'll be back in your Contacts list, but this time with the search box immediately visible at the top.
- This is the trick I use, but if someone knows anything better, like getting the Search box to show permanently at the top of Contacts, please let me know!