"Q: Delete multiple contacts at once I haven't been able to find a way t delete more than one contact at a time. Deleting them individually is way too long since I have a lot to get rid of. Can someone tell me how to go about this?"
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For lots of iOS users, if they happened to save a contact for more than twice, then how to delete the multiple contacts in their iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5? The following content will give the best and full solution to delete contacts on iPhone in bulk.
Method 1: Find and Delete Multiple Contacts in iPhone at Once
Since Apple doesn’t provide a convenience method to batch-delete contacts on iPhone, What you need is a professional iOS file manager like Tenorshare iCareFone, to delete multiple/all/duplicated contacts at once from your iPhone.
After download Tenorshare iCareFone, connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod with PC/Mac, launch the program and choose "File Manage" on the main interface. You then will be able to see the following 9 categories. Click "Contacts" to proceed.
Then check the contacts you want to delete and click "Delete" on the menu. Click "Refresh" when you are done. You can also click "Duplicated" to merge duplicated contacts into one on your iPhone
Method 2: Manually Delete Single Contacts from iPhone
If you don’t have lots of contacts to deleted, you can delete the contacts one by one directly in the Contacts app on your iPhone by yourself. However, this method might be complex and waste a lot of time.
Open Contacts and find the contact you wish to delete;
Tap on the contact to open their contact card;
Tap Edit in the upper right corner of their contact card.
Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Delete Contact. Tap Delete Contact again to confirm and then tap Done
Method 3: Use Contacts app to Remove Multiple iPhone Contacts on Mac
If you are a Mac user, then Contacts app on your Mac will make things easy to do. You should first sync your iPhone/iPad/iPod with Mac and follow the steps to remove multiple contacts at once from your iPhone .
You should first sign in iCloud of your Mac computer with the same iCloud account with your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Then open Preference on the menu bar and select iCloud, sign in and check "Contact" to allow sync across your iOS device.
After signed in iCloud, open Contacts app on Mac and press Command button to check multiple contacts and right click to find "Delete Cards" option for confirm delete.
That's all about how to delete multiple contacts on iPhone at once, choose one of the methods to get duplicated contacts deleted.