Your iPhone requires cleaning at the regular interval; what is useless has to be deleted to save some space. Frequent spring-cleaning is necessary for the good health of your iPhone. While you are removing the junk from every nook and corner of your phone, Contacts should not be left behind in this cleaning exercise.
Every year, we pile up many contacts on our phone book and the next year, we might cut ties with those short-term contacts. This compels us to delete such names and numbers from our contact list. If you remove such contacts one by one, it will take hell lot of time. So how would you delete multiple contacts from your iPhone?
Well, your iCloud account can help you now. Unlike Android phones, from where you can easily select and delete more than one contacts, iOS devices offer no simple method to delete multiple contacts; unless you have synced your iOS devices on iCloud. We assume that you have already synced your iPhone with iCloud.
Before you start deleting multiple contacts, toggle your iCloud Backup on.
Steps to Toggle iCloud Backup ON
Step #1. Launch Settings on your iPhone → Tap on iCloud.
Step #2. Scroll down to Backup next to Passbook → Tap on Backup.
Step #3. Now toggle iCloud Backup ON.
Please note that the Backup process may take 3 to 4 hours. You need a Wi-Fi network for this Backup process.
How to Delete Multiple Contacts from iPhone/iPad using iCloud
Step #1. Log on to iCloud.
Step #2. Click on Contacts.
Step #3. If you are using Mac, hold Command button and then click on each contact you want to remove. If you are using Windows PC, click on each contact while holding the Control (Ctrl) button (This will allow you to select multiple contacts.)
Step #4. Now, either press Delete button on the keyboard or click on Show Actions Menu (gear icon) located on the bottom left.
Step #5. Click on Delete.
The changes will be reflected as long as Contacts syncing is enabled.