How to Delete Multiple Contacts from iPhone at Once

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 the people of those particular contacts.

In order to prevent my Contacts from becoming a wonderland, I make sure to delete the unknown contacts from time to time. Unfortunately, there is no way you can remove multiple contacts right from within the Contacts app on iPhone at one go.

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How to Delete Multiple iPhone Contacts

There is a new app called “Groups” which you lets you get rid of a number of contacts at one stroke on your iPhone. It’s free and available from App Store.

How to Delete Multiple Contacts from iPhone at Once

Step #1. Once you have installed Groups app on your iPhone, launch it.

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

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

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

Select iPhone Contacts by Label

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Step #4. Next, scroll through your contacts and check mark 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

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

Tap on Choose Action in Groups iPhone App

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

Tap on Delete Contacts in Groups iPhone App

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 iPhone

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How to Delete 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!

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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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