How to Delete Duplicate Contacts in iPhone in 2024 ( Easy Steps Guide)

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The Contacts app on your iPhone lets you save the names, addresses, and phone numbers of people you work with, know, and hang out with. It’s only sometimes possible to be sure that the way you store your contacts’ information on your computer is correct. If there are problems with iCloud or syncing your iPhone and email account, you may end up with duplicate friends on your phone. In this blog, we’ll show you how to delete duplicate contacts in iPhone.

How to Delete Duplicate Contacts in iPhone: Four Different Ways

 How to Delete Duplicate Contacts in iPhone in 2024 ( Easy Steps Guide)

Method 1: Delete duplicate iPhone contacts manually.

  1. Look through your list of references to find the copy.
  2. Tap the Edit button in the upper right corner of one of the copies. Either one will work.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the Edit screen and tap Delete Contact.
  4. When the message asks for confirmation, tap Delete Contact.
  5. The extra touch will be taken away. If you have multiple copies of the same address, eliminate them all.

Method 2: Clean up iCloud

If you sync your contacts with iCloud, this will get rid of duplicates quickly. Do these things:

  • Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen when you open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Click on “iCloud” and turn off the “Contacts” switch. Pick “Delete from My iPhone” when asked.
  • Check to see if there are still copies in the Contacts app.
  • In iCloud settings, turn on the “Contacts” switch again and choose “Merge” when asked.

You can clean up and update your contact list by briefly turning off and back on iCloud syncing.

Method 3. Third-Party Apps

Several third-party apps for iPhones are built to handle duplicate contacts. It’s common to choose “Smart Merge” or “Cleanup Duplicate Contacts.” Use them like this:

  • Get the app you want from the App Store and install it.
  • Open the app and give it the rights it needs.
  • For the app to find copies in your contacts, you need to let it.
  • Review the suggested removals or merges and ensure you agree with the changes.

These tools make the process easier by automatically finding and eliminating duplicate contacts.

Method 4. Use the iCloud Web Interface

Using the iCloud web tool on a computer is another way to do it:

  • Go to in a computer browser.
  • Use your Apple ID to log in.
  • Pick out “Contacts.”
  • Press Ctrl + A (Windows) or Command + A (Mac) to select all friends.
  • Click the gear icon in the bottom left area and select “Delete.”
  • Confirm that the fake contacts have been deleted.

This method lets you delete many copies simultaneously through the iCloud web interface.

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What is the best way to remove several copies of a contact from an iPhone?

You can get rid of many duplicate contacts on your iPhone in two ways: (1) delete them on (press Command + Click to pick multiple entries), or (2) use a third-party app like Easy Cleaner, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts!, or DeleteContacts+.

How do I stop my iPhone from showing multiple Contacts?

Here are some tips to get rid of duplicate friends on your iPhone:

  • Turned on iCloud for friends. If you have iCloud set up for your contacts, the Duplicates Found tool will find duplicate entries and let you fix them right away.
  • Before you back up, look for copies. Before you back up your contacts, make sure there aren’t any duplicates. If you don’t, you’ll also back up the duplicate records.
  • Pay more attention. Ensure you track your accounts, such as iCloud, Gmail, and others. Before adding a new friend, check your existing ones for similar information.

How do I remove several contacts from my iPhone 13 that do not use iCloud?

If you don’t have iCloud and want to delete multiple friends on your iPhone 13, you can use third-party apps that can make bulk changes. We suggest that you use Easy Cleaner, Cleanup Duplicate Contacts!, and DeleteContacts+.

Why did my iPhone 12 make copies of all my contacts?

There are several reasons why your iPhone 12 contacts have been copied:

  • You have the same friend in more than one account, like Gmail and Outlook.
  • You saved copies of friends that you already had.
  • When asked to pick which information to keep when trying to merge copies, you chose to keep both.
  • Third-party apps copied your contacts by accident.
  • You made a mistake and added the same contact name more than once.


To sum up, having duplicate connections is a common issue that will get worse if you don’t fix it soon. iOS makes it easy to get rid of duplicate friends on an iPhone by giving you many tools in the friends app to delete and merge them. You can use third-party tools if you want to handle your contacts better. Make sure you have a copy of your information, just in case!

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