how to delete multiple contacts on iphone

How To Delete Multiple Contacts On iPhone (Methods Listed)

If you are anything like me, chances are you have many unwanted or duplicate contacts on your Phone. While iOS 16 allows you to merge duplicate contacts right when you select the contacts application, there is still no option to select several contacts to delete them in the contacts application.

In this article, We will walk you through the steps for deleting several contacts from an iPhone. We will also include answers to the questions that you might have about deleting several contacts on the iPhone. I have two methods for you to delete several contacts on the iPhone.

How To Delete Contacts On iPhone? – 2 Methods

There are two quick and easy methods to delete several contacts from an iPhone:

Method 1: By using an iPhone app called “Groups.”

Method 2: By using iCloud on a PC or MAC.

Method 1: Delete Contacts On iPhone Using An iPhone App “Groups.”

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete several contacts on an iPhone by using the Groups app:

Step 1: Open the app store and store and search for the “Groups” app or tap here.

How to delete multiple contacts on iPhone

Step 2: Install the Groups app by Qubix.

Step 3: Open the Groups app.

Step 4: Groups will ask you for access to the contact list on your phone; tap on “OK.”

how to delete contacts on iphone

Step 5: Tap on “All Contacts.”

Tap on All Contacts

Step 6: Select the contacts to be deleted by selecting the circle on the left-hand side of the contact.

Select the contacts to be deleted by selecting the circle on the left-hand side of the contact

Step 7: Tap the “Choose Action” button on the screen.

Tap the Choose Action button on the screen

Step 8: Select the “Delete Contacts” option.

Step 9: Select  “Remove from my iPhone!”

Select  Remove from my iPhone

And voila! The contacts you selected will be deleted.

Method 2: Using iCloud On a PC or Mac

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete several contacts by using iCloud on a PC or Mac:

Step 1: Open the browser on Mac or PC.

Step 2: Go to iCloud or click here.

how to delete contacts on iphone

Step 3: Log in using your Apple ID.

Log in using your Apple ID

Step 4: Click on contacts.

Click on contacts

Step 5: Press and hold the CTRL button if you are on windows and the command button if you are on a Mac.

Step 6: Click on the contacts to be removed while holding the above-mentioned buttons.

 Click on the contacts to be removed while holding the above-mentioned buttons

Step 7: There’s a  settings button in the bottom left corner. Click on it to open the settings menu. 

There’s a  settings button in the bottom left corner. Click on it to open the settings menu

Step 8: Click on the delete button.

Click on the delete button

There it is; the selected contacts will now be deleted from your iPhone.

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Conclusion

We hope that this article has helped you with deleting several contacts from your iPhone. If you cannot select which method to use, we suggest using the second one since it’s the easier and quicker method. It doesn’t require any 3rd party app, and iCloud will automatically sync the updated contact library with your iPhone.

FAQs

Can I remove several contacts from my iPhone at once?

Yes, you can follow one of the above-mentioned methods.

Can I delete all contacts from my iPhone at once?

Yes, you can, as there’s a “select all” option in the step 8 screenshot in method 2. Just unselect any selected contacts, click on “select all” in settings and then click on “delete” in settings.

What is the quickest and easiest way to remove several contacts from my iPhone at once?

The quickest and easiest way to delete several contacts from your iPhone is by going to icloud.com from your mac or PC. A step-by-step guide is mentioned in method 2 in this article. 

How do I delete duplicate contacts on my iPhone?

You can either go to the contacts application on the iPhone and merge all duplicate contacts, there’s an option to merge duplicate contacts right on the top of the screen when you tap on the contacts application, or you can follow the steps mentioned in this article to delete duplicate contacts.

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