How to shorten your recent contacts picking list in iOS 7

Typing a name in the recipient field when composing email or message will cause a list of recent contacts that matches what you type to appear. This search-ahead drop down list is convenient as it shortens your typing by allowing you to pick the contact from the list.

How to remove contact from recent lists

To remove a contact from this drop down list, simply tap the “i” info button that appears at right end of the name. Then tap on “Remove From Recents” to hide the contact from the search result list.