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How to delete contacts from your iPhone

  Deleting contacts from your iPhone

Deleting contacts from your iPhone is easy and can be done in several ways. This article describes how best to delete a single contact, multiple contacts, or all your contacts.

Maybe it's time to clean the house, or you just do not need contacts anymore. However, here's how to remove contacts from your iPhone.

Delete a single contact

Go to Contacts and tap the contact you want to remove.

 Step 1: Touch Contacts app   Step 2: Find and tap a contact

Tap Edit> Delete contact.

 Tap the Edit button   Tap Delete Contact

Confirm that you want to delete the contact by tapping "Delete contact".  Step 4: Confirm deletion

Delete all contacts from source

iPhones can retrieve contacts from email accounts such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo Mail. Overall, it's really easy to add and remove contacts on your iPhone. If you remove a contact from a linked account or from your iPhone (as described above), it will be removed in both places. To delete all contacts from a single source, you can either delete the entire account or disable the synchronization of contacts from this source.

For the sources associated, go to Settings> Passwords and Accounts.

 Step 1: Settings   Step 2: Touch Accounts

The accounts that sync contacts are marked with the word "Contacts."

 Step 3: Touch the Account

Tap the account from which you want to delete the contacts. From there, you can turn off contact sync by tapping the Contacts button and tapping Delete from my iPhone.

 Disable contacts or remove account   Confirm deletion

You can also delete the entire account (e-mail, contacts, calendars, and notes) by clicking on Delete Account > Tap Delete from my iPhone.

Delete some contacts, but not all

This is where it gets tricky. There is no way to delete multiple contacts on an iPhone (unless you delete them all) – it's all or nothing. However, not everything is lost. You can delete these contacts from the source account, and these changes sync with your iPhone. Depending on where your contacts are, there are several ways to remove multiple contacts. Consult your vendor's documentation (for example, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail).

Now, consider: What if it's a contact that's stored on my iPhone and not in an account? You are lucky, because there is a workaround. Go to icloud.com and sign in with your iCloud credentials.

Click "Contacts."

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Press the Delete key on your keyboard, and then click Delete in the dialog box that appears.

 Click Delete

and then sync the changes to your iPhone.

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