Kkk93-96) how to get rid of duplicate contacts on iphone

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If you’re facing the issue of duplicate contacts on your iPhone, you can follow these steps to clean up your contacts list and get rid of duplicates:

Method 1: Manual Removal

  1. Open the Contacts App: Launch the “Contacts” app on your iPhone. It’s usually a brown icon with a silhouette of a person.
  2. Identify Duplicate Contacts: Scroll through your contact list to identify the duplicate entries. Duplicates may have the same name but different contact details.
  3. Edit or Delete Duplicates: For each duplicate contact, tap on it to open the contact details. Tap “Edit” in the top-right corner.
  4. Merge Duplicate Contacts: Review the information and merge the duplicate entries by tapping on “Link Contact” or “Merge Contact.” This combines the contact information into one entry.
  5. Delete Unwanted Contacts: If you have contacts that you no longer need, you can delete them by scrolling to the bottom of the contact details and tapping “Delete Contact.”
  6. Repeat as Needed: Continue this process until you have reviewed and merged or deleted all duplicate contacts.

Method 2: iCloud Cleanup

  1. Enable iCloud Sync: Make sure your contacts are syncing with iCloud. Go to “Settings” > [your name] > “iCloud” and ensure that “Contacts” is turned on. This will ensure changes sync across your devices.
  2. Access iCloud on a Computer: Open a web browser on your computer and go to iCloud.com. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  3. Open Contacts: Click on the “Contacts” icon to access your iCloud contacts.
  4. Remove Duplicates: In the iCloud Contacts interface, look for duplicate entries. iCloud often automatically identifies duplicates and suggests merging them. You can also manually select duplicate entries and use the “Edit” menu to merge them.
  5. Check Sync on iPhone: After cleaning up duplicates on iCloud, go back to your iPhone’s “Contacts” app and ensure that the changes sync correctly. This may take a few moments.

Method 3: Third-Party Apps

There are several third-party apps available on the App Store that can help you identify and remove duplicate contacts. Some of these apps have advanced features for contact management and deduplication.

  1. Download a Contact Cleanup App: Go to the App Store and search for “Contact Cleanup” or “Duplicate Contacts Remover.” Download a reputable app with good reviews.
  2. Follow App Instructions: Open the app and follow the on-screen instructions to scan and identify duplicate contacts. These apps usually offer one-click solutions to merge or delete duplicates.
  3. Review and Confirm Changes: Before making any changes, review the suggested actions by the app to ensure it doesn’t remove contacts you want to keep.
  4. Execute Cleanup: Once you’re satisfied, allow the app to execute the cleanup.

Remember to back up your contacts before using any third-party apps, just in case. This ensures you can restore your contacts if anything goes wrong during the cleanup process.

By following these methods, you can efficiently remove duplicate contacts from your iPhone and keep your contacts list organized.

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