When you import contacts to your iPhone (or iCloud or iPad) in large numbers, there’s always the chance that you’ll end up with duplicates. And everyone knows how hard it is to handle duplicate contacts. The first tedious task is to find duplicate contacts one-by-one and then delete duplicate contacts individually.
The stock Contacts app on the iPhone doesn’t feature anything close to a smart merge feature. If you want to remove or merge duplicate contacts on your iPhone, there are three options: do it manually or use the software on Mac/PC and then import contacts or use an iPhone app to remove duplicate contacts. This third option is what we’re exploring in this post.
There are dozens of iPhone apps that promise to remove and merge duplicate contacts on your iPhone. About 90% of them are sort of “okay,” and most of them require you to purchase (or upgrade through an IAP) to remove/merge duplicates. But here are some that we felt worked good.
2020’s Best iPhone Apps to Remove Duplicate Contacts
Sync.ME is one of the leading apps in caller ID and spam blocker worldwide. The app uses a smart call blocker, which quickly identifies spam callers and robocalls. You can keep your iPhone and yourself secure against any such unknown threats.
The app keeps your address book updated by syncing all your contacts. Sync.ME brings profile photos of your contacts from their social media; thus you can always know who is calling you. You can get rid of duplicate contact issue as the app can merge all duplicate contacts and combines them into one.
Price: Free-trial/Paid plan starts from $1.99 monthly
#2. Smart Cleaner – Clean Storage
No longer want to keep duplicate contacts and photos on your iOS device and want to delete them all at once? Give this task to “Smart Cleaner – Clean Storage” and keep your Photos app as well as address book free from the unnecessary stuff.
You can also remove the matching screenshots and burst photos from your device. Get rid of the duplicate contacts and keep the address book fully organized. And yes, the app lets automatically back up contacts so that you never lose them.
Users, out of fear, store their contacts on multiple cloud storage. Many would save their phonebook on iCloud, Google, Xing, Foursquare, and Microsoft Exchange. FullContact keeps all your contacts together in one place. It is your complete contact manager and dialer app on your iPhone and iPad.
When you choose any contact, this app gives information about their social connections including Twitter and Tumblr. In case you have set up two-step verification on iCloud, FullContact won’t be able to integrate your iCloud contacts.
#4. Delete Contacts+
For taking complete control of your hundreds of contacts, this one is right on the money. Whether you want to instantly access the phone numbers with no name or eliminate several redundant contacts, the “Delete Contacts+” can be of great help.
Using the advanced filters, you can quickly access specific information. You can back up your entire contacts, restore them with ease and even export them as and when you want.
Another notable feature of this app is the support for multiple languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.
#5. Cleanup Duplicate Contacts
“Cleanup Duplicate Contacts” does the work of deleting unnecessary contacts with lightning-fast speed. It’s exactly something you would want to prevent your address book from being cluttered.
You can choose the merge level to find similar contacts; it and removes them without any hassle. It allows you to manage several contact sources such as iCloud, Gmail. Since it creates a backup of your address book, you will be able to retrieve any deleted contact quickly.
#6. CircleBack – Updated Contacts
CircleBack is unique in more than one way. The intelligent app updates your contacts in a smart way. It quickly discovers new contacts you update in your Google, Microsoft, and Exchange inbox. The app not only cleans duplicates but also scans business cards and store them in contacts app on your iPhone.
Reviewed by tech experts, CircleBack is your one-stop to manage all your contacts efficiently. The artificial intelligence and crowd-based technology set this app apart from others in this list.
#7. Contact Cleanup
“Mobile Cleaner” is designed to be a multitasking app. You can use this app to track down all of your unnecessary photos, videos, contacts and eliminate them.
Aside from doing the cleanup task efficiently, it also works well in providing accurate information about the phone storage and RAM. The diagram shows used, cache, and free memory.
Another notable feature of this app is the ability to monitor Internet usage. Besides, it also allows you to keep track of the battery charge of your iPhone.
#8. Contact Cleaner & Merge
To keep the address book clutter-free, this app is a pretty good option. You can use it to merge contacts with duplicate names, phone, and email. And you will quickly remove the unnecessary contacts.
For extra security, the app lets you back up your entire address book. Thanks to the recycle bin, you will be able to restore the accidentally deleted contacts with ease.
Although the app is primarily made to transfer photos, it can also merge duplicate contacts faster and easily. This app helps you save your contacts as .vcf format, which you can access anytime in the future. When you save your contacts in this format, you can always access them on other smartphones apart from the iPhone.
A notable feature of this app is a wireless transfer of photos and videos. You can connect your iOS device and computers to the same local area network and transfer photos and videos between your iPhone and computer.
#10. Contacts Sync, Backup & Clean
This one comes with some very impressive goodies to be your ideal contact manager. The app works smartly in detecting errors and missing contact information. Therefore, it’s quite simple to track down the culprits and remove them at once.
It also allows you to bulk merge duplicates. You can easily sync your social contacts with those of your iPhone. If you wish to give your address book a unified look, you will really appreciate this feature.
Moreover, it lets you export your contacts in multiple formats like CSV(Excel) and VCF(vCard) formats.
That’s all, friends!
What’s your favorite?
So, get started with one of these favorite apps and keep your address book fully organized. If you want to do much more than just cleaning up the Contacts, go for the more comprehensive solution.
Have we missed out something really appreciable in the roundup? Do let us know that in the comments.
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