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How to Delete Multiple Contacts on iPhone

How to delete multiple contacts on iPhone: Suppose you have an iPhone or iPad and you have a lot of contacts stored on your device. Now you can delete a lot of unnecessary or obsolete contacts from your device’s memory or your iCloud account, or you might just want to create a group and manage it with quick access to your contacts at any time.

But, the default setting on an iPhone or iPad only allows you to delete the contacts one by one. You can not delete multiple contacts at once. It does not provide a direct option to create and manage groups on the device.

So, you may be wondering how to delete multiple contacts on iPhone or iPad and how to manage groups. Do not worry, because there is always a solution and in this case, there are several solutions. You just have to choose one and follow the very simple steps involved to get the desired result. This post will discuss in detail how you can achieve this goal.

Furthermore, it could happen that many of these contacts are no longer in contact with you and there is no reason to keep these contacts in your contact list. However, the default value of the Contacts application on iPhone and iPad allows you to delete only one contact at a time, which makes deleting multiple contacts an extremely laborious and annoying task.

[Method 1]-Using Various Third-Party Applications:

You can actually use a third-party application to delete multiple contacts at once. There are a number of applications that will allow you to do that. You just have to install and run the application you prefer, and follow the steps carefully.

Smart Merge, WeSync, Groups, Delete Contacts +, etc., are just some of the many applications available for download on different app stores. You can choose one of these applications. In this section, we will discuss the process of removing all contacts using Smart Merge and managing groups, we will use the application called Groups.

Using the ‘Smart Merge’ app:

Step 1: Install the app on your iPhone or iPad, and launch it. Once you are done setting up, you should see a screen like the one below.

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Step 2: Once the application is launched, go to the ‘All Contacts’ menu, then click on the ‘Edit’ option or an icon given on the top right side.

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Step 3: Now you can select the contacts you want to delete by simply tapping on them, you will see that the contacts you have selected will have a green circle on them.

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Step 4: To delete the multiple contacts you have selected, all you have to do now is tap the ‘Delete’ icon or the ‘Trash’ button, given on the lower right side of the screen. The application will ask you to confirm your decision again by clicking the ‘Delete’ button as shown in the screenshot below.

Using the ‘Groups’ Application:

Step 1: Launch the application as soon as the installation is successful, it will ask access to grant your contacts, go ahead and it’s good. You should now have a screen that looks like the one given below.

Step 2: Go to ‘All Contacts’ and you will see that all contacts have an empty circle next to it on their left side.

Step 3: You simply have to tap on these circles to select the contacts you want to work with or delete in this case.

Step 4: Once you have selected the contacts you no longer want to press the button that says ‘Actions …’ on the top right corner of the screen. You should now have a pop-up window with a list of options as shown in the image below, select the ‘Delete contacts …’ option to delete the selected contacts.

[Method 2]-Delete Multiple Contacts from iCloud without using a Computer:

There are two ways that can effectively and successfully delete multiple contacts from your beloved iPhone or iPad without connecting to a computer. There are some simple steps you need to follow.

Step 1: You must first open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Next, you need to select the iCloud option which gives you the option to make changes to your iCloud sync settings.

Step 3: Toggle and disable the synchronization option for your Contacts.

Step 4: Now another screen will appear and you will be prompted to delete the contacts you have stored in the local memory of your device. Tap the ‘Delete from My iPhone’ option to delete all contacts from your iCloud storage.

[Method 3]-Delete Multiple Contacts by iCloud Using your Computer:

If you want to delete multiple contacts from your iPhone or iPad, using iCloud storage, you must perform the following steps that are very easy to follow.

Step 1: At the beginning, you need to connect the device to your computer. Then, you must log in to your valid iCloud account with your Apple ID and password. If you do not have a valid Apple ID, then you must register and create a new one.

Step 2: Once you are logged in, you will find the menu and the multiple options. You must select and tap the “Contacts” option.

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Step 3: If you are using Mac OS, you must hold the ‘Command’ button and select the contacts you wish to delete. But, if you use Windows OS, then you just have to hold down the control button (Ctrl) to select unwanted or unnecessary contacts.

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Step 4: After completing the selection step, you can either press the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard or you can click on the gear icon (located in the lower-left corner).

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Step 5: The workflow or action usually influences a person to click on the gear icon. This will give you several options. But, you must select the Delete option.

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This will allow you to delete a certain number of contacts at a given time. The new contact status immediately indicates on your device whether you have kept the Sync Contacts option enabled.

[Method 4]-Create a New Group and Delete the Entire Group:

The iPhone or iPad does not give you the ability to directly create groups. In this case, too, you need to follow some rules and steps.

Step 1 – You need to connect your iOS device to the computer first. Then you must log in to your iCloud account. You will have access to multiple options and menu. Click on “Contacts” and then on the plus sign (+), which you should find in the lower-left corner of the screen.

Step 2 – Choose the option “New group”. Give a name or title of the group.

Step 3 – Browse your contacts. You must hold the Command key (for Mac users) or the command key (for Windows users) to select the contacts you want to add to this group. Now drag the selected contacts into the group you just created.

Step 4 – To delete a group, you must reconnect your device to the computer, log in to your iCloud account and open the Contacts menu by following the steps above. Once done, you must select the group you want to delete. Just click on this group title.

Step 5 – Now, press the Delete key on the keyboard. It will open a new pop-up option that will ask you to confirm your decision. Click Delete to perform the group removal.

Wrapping UP

These 4 methods are the most used, the most popular and the most effective ways to  How to Delete Multiple Contacts on iPhone or all contacts and to manage your groups on your iPhone or iPad. Just follow a few simple steps and it’s done.

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