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How to Delete/Merge Duplicate Contacts on iPhone 7/7 Plus

October 10, 2017 12:11 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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“How can I get rid of duplicate contacts on my iPhone?”

When you create contacts to your iPhone 7/7 Plus in large numbers as time goes by, it is possible that you end up with duplicates. Every person agrees with the opinion that it is too boring and tired of coping with such a variety of duplicate contacts on smart phone. Thankfully, there are still so many methods we can makes use of to get rid of messy contacts and get organized. Today, I will share some of the top ways on how to delete duplicate contacts on iPhone 7/7 Plus with you.

Approach 1. Merge Duplicate iPhone 7 Contacts by Tenorshare iCareFone (Highly Recommend)

Approach 2. Cleanup reduplicative iPhone 7 Contacts from Address Book

Approach 3. Remove Copied iPhone 7 Contacts via Manual Operation

Approach 1. Merge Duplicate iPhone 7 Contacts by Tenorshare iCareFone (Highly Recommend)

There is no denying that Tenorshare iCareFone is the most convenient tool to clean up duplicate contacts. With the File Manager function in this software, you can easily manage all the file types in your Apple Device and even transfer data between iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and computer. Moreover, the most amazing thing is that Tenorshare iCareFone is not just a file manager, it is really an iTunes alternative!

Here’s how to use this reliable tool to get rid of duplicate contacts:

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Step 1. Download, install and launch Tenorshare iCareFone to PC/Mac. Connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer and then Tenorshare iCareFone will recognize it.

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Step 2. In the main interface, click File Manager, then you will see all the file types that Tenorshare iCareFone support. Just tap on Contacts and continue to next step.

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Step 3. From the Contacts window, click Duplicated button. It will figure out duplicated contacts and show them for you, just click Merge button to automatically merge contacts on iPhone.

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Approach 2. Cleanup Reduplicative iPhone 7 Contacts from Address Book

Before doing this, you need to sync iPhone contacts with Mac and back them up, this is to make sure you are changing the more recent contacts list.

Step 1. Launch Address Book on Mac and pull down “Card” menu. Select “Look for Duplicates”.

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Step 2. After a while, it will pop up a window with a prompt about the duplicate card number, click “Merge” to combine those contacts.

merge duplicate contacts from address book

Step 3. Sync the changes again to get the contacts updated in your iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Approach 3. Remove Copied iPhone 7 Contacts via Manual Operation

If the duplicate contacts in your iPhone 7 are not too much, then to remove them is too easy to do, just eliminate them one by one. However, no matter to delete individual contacts or multiple contacts manually, they are all time-consuming operation and you could only clear one contact at a time.

Step 1. Open Contacts on your iPhone 7, then scroll down the target contact that you would like to erase.

Step 2. Hit on Edit in the top-right side, click Delete Contact and conform it.

Step 3. Repeat the above steps again to swap away other contacts.

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Now you must merge duplicate contacts on iPhone successfully and your iPhone 7/7 Plus should have a list of fully organized contacts. Are other any other ways that you utilize to deal with issue of messy contacts? Share with us in the comments below!

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