How to Remove Deleted Contacts from the iPhone in iOS 7

You removed a contact from your phonebook but the contact shows up when you tap on New Message and proceed to fill the recipient’s name. You’ll find that the deleted contact is actually visible and available in many places. Fire up the Spotlight and type the first few letters of the name and the deleted contact shows up.

By removing it from the recent list, you won’t see that contact detail again. This comes in handy especially when one of your contacts changes his/her number and your iPhone still shows the old one. It can be confusing to see two contacts and not know which number is active.

How to Remove Deleted Contacts from the iPhone in iOS 7

Obviously, it’s a cache bug (or more like feature). If you find that it’s a little annoying, Apple does provide a way to remove this. Take a look.

Step #1. Go to the Messages app and tap on the New Message icon

Step #2. In the recipient field, tap the name of the recently-deleted contact (or a part of the number)

Step #3. When the contact shows up in the list, you should see a blue ‘i’ icon right next to the contact you just deleted

Step #4. Tap on the ‘i’ icon. Next, tap on Remove from Recents

Remove Deleted Contacts from iPhone's Recent List in iOS 7That’s about it. The contact will no longer show up

It’s really that simple. This will remove the contact from the cache (of recent contacts) and it will make sure that the deleted contact doesn’t show up anywhere in iOS.

The problem doesn’t appear for contacts that you have not communicated with (via Email, Message or FaceTime).

It’s mostly for contacts that you have communicated with via these services.

The Recent Contacts list holds a cache of contact data (contacts that you have recently talked/messaged to) and it’s not available to modify (just like Autocorrect dictionary).

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com 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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