I was trying to edit the record type of Related Contact from Account detail page, by going to the Contacts related List and clicking on the "Edit" button. The field is editable , but for some reasons, the layout which came up didn't allow me to update the record type.
However, when I clicked on Contact Name to open it in a new tab, I was able to change the record type.
Is it something that Salesforce doesn't allow its user to do? Please tell.