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.
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.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on iCloud → Tap on iCloud Backup.
Step #3. Now turn 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 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.
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That’s pretty simple, right?
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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