How to Remove Multiple iPhone Contacts from iCloud at Once

If your iPhone Address Book is filled with unwanted contacts, here's a straightforward way to delete multiple contacts using iCloud. Let's check it out!

Every year, we pile up many contacts on our iPhone, 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 plan to remove contacts one by one, it will take hell lot of time. So how would you delete multiple contacts from your iPhone at one go?

Well, your iCloud account can help you now. Unlike Android phones 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 to iCloud. We assume that you have already synced your iPhone with iCloud.

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Before you start removing contacts, toggle your iCloud Backup on.

Enable iCloud Backup on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings on your iPhone → Tap on your Profile.

Tap on Settings then Your Name on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on iCloud → Tap on iCloud Backup.

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Tap on iCloud then iCloud Backup on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Now turn iCloud Backup ON.

Enable iCloud Backup on iPhone or iPad

Please note that the Backup process may take 3 to 4 hours. You need a Wi-Fi network for this Backup process.

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How to Delete Multiple Contacts from iPhone using iCloud

Step #1. Log on to iCloud.

Sign In to iCloud with Apple ID

Step #2. Click on Contacts.

Click on Contacts in iCloud

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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.)

Select Contacts you Wish to Delete

Step #4. Now, either press Delete button on the keyboard or click on Show Actions Menu (gear icon) located on the bottom left.

Click on Settings Icon in iCloud

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Step #5. Click on Delete.

Click on Delete in iCloud Contacts

The changes will be reflected as long as Contacts syncing is enabled.

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That’s pretty simple, right?

Summing up…

I’ll admit that this shouldn’t be an ideal way to delete multiple contacts, but that’s all we have right now. Hopefully, if Apple considers to include this feature in an upcoming iOS update, it will be a great relief to users. Until then, we have to deal with iCloud based deletion method.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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