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How To Merge and Delete Duplicate Contacts on iPhone

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There was a time when all your contacts were saved on your simple SIM card, so having duplicate contacts wasn’t really a common issue—or at least not as much as it is today.

Nowadays, your phone’s contact list likely comes from various sources like iCloud backups, Gmail, and other email accounts. This can lead to multiple duplicates.

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Before iOS 16, tidying up your contacts was a bit of a challenge. But if you’re using iOS 16 or a newer version, it’s a breeze.

Here’s how you can clean up your contacts on your iPhone and remove those duplicates. If you only want to delete a single contact, we’ve also explained those steps below.

How to merge contacts on iPhone and delete duplicates

In order to get rid of duplicate contacts on your iPhone and clean up your contacts, follow these steps below:

  1. Make sure your iPhone is running iOS 16 or later
  2. Open the Phone/Dialer app.
  3. Tap on the ‘Contacts’ tab in the bottom center.
  4. If you have duplicate contacts, a pop-up will appear under your card at the top of the display
  5. Tap ‘View Duplicates’
  6. A list of all the duplicate contacts will appear in a list.
  7. Tap on ‘Merge All’ at the bottom of your screen.
  8. Your duplicated contacts will then be transferred to one contact card for each that combines all the unique information from each extra card.
  9. That’s it!

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