In our professional and personal life, we come across a number of people. We exchange contacts and promise each other to remain connected. But after a few years or months, we are able to remain in touch with only a few friends. Though we may completely forget those friends, their contact information like phone number, email-ID remains with us.
To make sure my Contacts app on iPhone doesn’t get overloaded with unnecessary contacts, I remove the ones which are no longer important to me. Since there is no option to remove multiple contacts at once right from the Contacts app, I take the help of either a third party app or iCloud to get rid of them with ease.
How to Delete Multiple Contacts from iPhone at Once
Groups app makes it very convenient to remove a number of contacts at one go. You can get it for free from App Store. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and requires iOS 8 or later.
Step #1. Open Groups app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, you need to grant the app to access your contacts.
Step #3. Under Smart Labels, your contacts have been categorized. Check out the particular category which has email/photo/phone. You can tap on each one of these particular groups and clean them all up at once.
You can select any of the lists. Tap on All Contacts.
Step #4. Now, you have to check mark the contacts which you want to remove.
Simply tap on the circle outline which is to the left of any name.
Step #5. Tap on Choose Action at the top.
Step #6. Next, you need to tap on Delete contacts in the menu.
Step #7. In the end, tap on “Remove from my iPhone!” in the popup to confirm.
How to Delete Multiple iPhone Contacts from iCloud At Once
Step #1. Go icloud.com on your Mac or PC.
Step #2. Next, you need to log in using your Apple ID and passwords.
Step #3. Click on Contacts.
Step #4. On Mac, you need to hold Command button and then click on each contact you wish to delete.
On Windows, you have to click on each contact while holding the Control (Ctrl) button to select several contacts.
Step #5. Next, press Delete button on the keyboard or click on Show Actions Menu at the bottom left.
Step #6. Click on Delete.
That’s it! You have successfully removed several iPhone contacts at one stroke. Now, check out your Contacts, all those unnecessary contacts will be gone.
I wish there was a way to delete multiple contacts at one go right from the stock Contacts app as it would make a bit easier to get rid of the unwanted numbers. What’s your take on it? It would be really great to have your feedback in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.