A Guide to Mobile and Web Technology(LAMP)

The following code allows to retrieve the contact details using phone number

String contactId = "";
String contactName = "";

private void retrieveContactRecord(String phoneNo) {
		Uri uri = Uri.withAppendedPath(ContactsContract.PhoneLookup.CONTENT_FILTER_URI, Uri.encode(phoneNo));
		String[] projection = new String[] { ContactsContract.PhoneLookup._ID, ContactsContract.PhoneLookup.DISPLAY_NAME };
		String selection = null;
		String[] selectionArgs = null;
		String sortOrder = ContactsContract.PhoneLookup.DISPLAY_NAME+ " COLLATE LOCALIZED ASC";
		ContentResolver cr = mContext.getContentResolver();
		if(cr != null){
			Cursor resultCur = cr.query(uri, projection, selection, selectionArgs, sortOrder);
			if(resultCur != null){
				while (resultCur.moveToNext()) {
					contactId = resultCur.getString(resultCur.getColumnIndex(ContactsContract.PhoneLookup._ID));
					contactName = resultCur.getString(resultCur.getColumnIndexOrThrow(ContactsContract.PhoneLookup.DISPLAY_NAME));
					Log.e("Info","Contact Id : "+contactId);
					Log.e("Info","Contact Display Name : "+contactName);
	catch(Exception sfg){
		Log.e("Error", "Error in loadContactRecord : "+sfg.toString());
}//fn retrieveContactRecord

Comments on: "How to search for a contact using phone number in Android" (2)

  1. wowowow Android Contact search with phone number example

  2. Thanks ! It saves my time

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