How To Delete Multiple Contacts From iPhone (4 Ways To Do It)

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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If you are an Apple iPhone user and you are finding it difficult to delete single or multiple contacts from your iPhone, this guide will show you how.

Sometimes, your friend or colleague might get you angry to the extent that you want to delete their contact from your phone.

Deleting your contact can be an easy way to stop communication with a particular person. But when you delete a contact on your device, it doesn’t mean they can’t reach you.

In this article, you’ll learn how to delete contacts on your iPhone. You’ll also know how to delete multiple contacts with and without using iCloud.

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How To Delete Contacts From iPhone

It is very possible to delete contacts from your iPhone or iPad devices. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t take your time to do at all.

With your contact app, you should be able to delete a contact from your iPhone.

Delete A Single Contact On iPhone

You can equally delete contacts one by one and you also delete contacts by multi-selection when you have lots of contacts you wish to remove from your list.

Step 1: Open Contact App

On your iPhone home screen or menu, tap on the Contact app to open the list of contacts you have saved on your device.

Step 2: Select The Contact

After you must have opened the Contact App [the green icon with a phone symbol], then select the contacts you wish to delete or remove from your list.

When it opens the options, tap on Edit positioned at the top-right corner of your screen.

Step 3: Choose The Delete Contact Option

When you’ve opened the Edit option, the next pop-up would have various options as well, just scroll down carefully and select the Delete Contact option that will appear amongst the rest.

Step 4: Tap Confirm Delete Contact

To be sure that you want to delete a particular contact, a confirmation prompt will display.

Just continue by selecting Delete Contact to successfully remove a contact from your iPhone or iPad.

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Delete Multiple Contacts On iPhone Without iCloud

If you want to delete multiple contacts on your iPhone without an iCloud account, you need to lunch the AnyTrans tool on your PC. The AnyTrans tool is an all-in-one manager for your iPhone.

Step 1: Connect iPhone To PC

First, for you to be able to delete multiple contacts from your iPhone, you need to connect your iPhone to the PC using a USB cable and Launch AnyTrans on your PC.

Step 2: Choose Device Manager:

After you’ve carefully plugged your iPhone into your PC and launched AnyTrans, then choose Device Manager to open and then click on More to continue the process.

Step 3: Click On More Option

When the More option opens, Tap and choose Contacts shown amongst the options that will pop up when you’ve opened More.

Step 4: Tap On Contacts

After opening the Contact option, at the top, there is an option where you can tap on the Select All button.

Step 5: Click Delete

Still, on that display screen, you will find a bin icon that represents Delete.

After selecting all the contacts you want to delete, tap on the delete icon to swiftly delete all selected contacts at once.

Delete Multiple Contacts On iPhone With Third-party App

When you wish to delete multiple contacts on your iPhone, you can use a third-party app to achieve it. But in most cases, you need to grant these apps access to your contact to work.

Some of these third-party apps can be of help when you want to delete multiple contacts on your iPhone.


With this app, Group you have the privilege to group those contact you want to delete at once.

They can also sort your contact using the date you saved them.

The Group app helps users to manage their address book and is also a useful app when it comes to planning group activities.

You simply, have to install the app on your iPhone first before you can use it.

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Delete Multiple Contacts On iPhone With iCloud [Mac]

For you to be able to delete multiple contacts on your iPhone with iCloud, you must have an account and a PC.

Step 1: Visit iCloud Website

Use your Mac to visit the iCloud website and log in to your iCloud account.

Step 2: Open And Select Contacts

When you must have successfully logged in to your account, simply tap on a contact to open.

Press and hold Command as you select through each contact you wish to delete.

Step 3: Tap the Gear Icon

At the point when you’ve selected all the contact you want to delete, just navigate and click on the gear icon positioned at the bottom left of the display, then select delete from the options.

Step 4: Select Delete

Definitely, you will be asked to confirm that you really want to delete the contacts, just continue by choosing Delete.

Delete Gmail or Outlook Contacts from iPhone

It is possible to delete Gmail or Outlook contacts from iPhone as it supports users to import their contact to some specific email accounts like; Outlook, Gmail, and Yahoo.

Step 1: Go To Settings

Firstly, go to Settings, then select and open Password & Accounts. You would see all email accounts bonded to the iPhone.

Step 2: Select Email Account

Assuming that you’ve saved contact on any of the email accounts you have logged in on the iPhone, simply tap and open it.

Step 3: Open Contact

When it opens, navigate to the contact on the email you have used to save the contact on tap to turn off the Contact option. There will be a pop-up demanding to know if you want to continue.

Step 4: Tap Delete

All contact from the selected email account will be removed from your iPhone once you tap on Delete from My iPhone.

Why Can’t I Delete A Contact On My iPhone

When you find it difficult to delete a contact on your iPhone, it might be that you have not logged in to the email account you’ve used to save the contact.

Or, you need to log in to your iCloud account to easily delete a contact from your iPhone.


You can easily delete contact on your iPhone from the phone app, and if you’re want to remove multiple contacts, you can use a third-party app like Group, or use your Mac computer.

If you want to remove all the contacts from your device, you can remove iCloud contact, and if you want to remove contact from service like Gmail, you can turn it off.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I delete a particular contact on my iPhone?

Yes. You can choose to delete a specific contact on your iPhone.

Can I delete multiple contacts on my iPhone?

Yes. You can delete multiple contacts on your iPhone by simply selecting all the contact you wish to delete at once.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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