How to Remove Multiple iPhone Contacts

Groups for iPhone allows you to get rid of several unwanted contacts at one go without needing to go through roundabout ways.

Over the years, one thing that has consistently grown on my iPhone is the number of contacts. At times, they leave me completely confused; making me wonder whether I have ever met or known those people stored in my iPhone contacts. The iOS by default does not have a feature to delete multiple contacts at once. Thankfully, there are third-party apps to help.

“Groups” is one such app on the App Store that not only allows deleting all or multiple contacts from iPhone, but it also has a lot of other features. On top of that, it is completely free to use. For the purpose of this post, we will focus on the deleting contacts part, but you should surely explore its other features.

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How to Delete Multiple Contacts from iPhone at Once

Step #1. Download the Groups app on your iPhone and launch it.

Step #2. Next, allow the app to access your contacts.

Allow Groups App to Access Your iPhone Contacts

Step #3. Now under Smart Labels, check out the number of uncategorized contacts, have email/photo/phone. You can tap on each one of these particular groups and clean them all up at once.

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In this test, we will select Has photo from the Groups list.

Select iPhone Contacts by Label

Step #4. Next, scroll through your contacts and checkmark the ones which you wish to get rid of. To do so, just tap on the circle outline to the left of a specific name.

Select Contacts in Groups App on iPhone

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Step #5. Tap on Choose Action at the top.

Tap on Choose Action in Groups iPhone App

Step #6. Tap on Delete contacts in the menu.

Tap on Delete Contacts in Groups iPhone App

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Step #7. Finally, you have to tap on “Remove from my iPhone!” in the popup to give your final approval.

Tap on Remove from My iPhone in Groups App on iPhoneThat’s all!

If you wish to delete all contacts at once, instead of taping the circles at Step number 4, you can tap on Select All at the top-left of the screen and then follow step number five directly to delete all contacts from your iPhone at once.

Delete All iPhone Contacts at Once

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How to Remove Multiple iPhone Contacts from iCloud at Once

There is also a way to delete multiple iPhone contacts at once using iCloud. Just in case you don’t want to download the third party app on your smartphone, this is the perfect way to go.

Head over to this post to delete several contacts from iCloud at one go.

That’s it!

Wrapping up…

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Deleting bulk contacts at once doesn’t need much of the technical work. We wish Apple notices this iOS limitation and rolls out this feature in the next update. But until then, we will either need to use iCloud or third-party apps to get things done.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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