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The user shouldn't even have to expend their mental resources to think about choosing their country. It should be automatically detected with the proper flag icon when they select the field. Nor should the user have to think about what phone number format to use. The less you make your users think, the better. Read the article by UX Movement: Bad Practices ...


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Seems like a simple solution: allow the user to search either by country name or code, including shortened and alternate versions of the country names. Just put a smaller searchable input before the input that would take the phone number. Edit: It the demo now supports: Searching by country name Searching by shortened name (for Tunisia, TN) Searching by ...


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Is there a reason for you to suspect that your users don't know their own country code? Are you certain that your country code list is all-inclusive and self-healing? By self-healing I am referring to the future day which you are no longer in charge of that form; will codes be added/removed in some automatic fashion? I suggest allowing the user to type ...


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Why don't you use the location from the ip of the user ? If you can determine the prefix by using the ip, you can save effort for your user. What is the probability that user ip location can match with prefix of user phone number ? High. you can Guess the prefix by ip and auto set it List prefixes that are more near to where I'm logged, If I'm logged ...


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Make it effortless for the user. Firstly you could show the country code auto-selected based on their geographic location. If that's not possible, make the back-end logic in such a way that it would take both typing in the country name (including the name variations) or prefix code in a single input field that would auto-suggest as the user starts typing. ...


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Your first action should be to discover if your user knows the prefix or not. If Yes... Maybe you don't need to search and select a country. Maybe just a prefix field is enough. If No... The country field should be easy for the user. Show: [flag] +44 - Country (all prefixes aligned makes easier for the user) Allow the user to search by prefix and country ...


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You can still limit the required content on the page while seeming 'invisible' too. People read online better in snippets or bullet points, so structure the input fields in a way that they will output in simple bullets. This way you can control the volume of data entered, give the user some hints about what they can write and help structure the output ...


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If it is hard to change and you can provide some form(s) of side-band training for the users, giving extra time to those who aren't familiar with software in general, stick with what you have as you admit it may be the only option. Not really pushing the UX envelope there though! To indicate the fields are required for finalization but not required for ...


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