How to Remove/Merge Duplicate iPhone Contacts

Time to clean up the mess! Follow this hands-on guide to remove/merge duplicate contacts from your iOS device so that the address book looks organized. Fortunately, you have multiple options to explore and pick a more capable option to keep nuisance at bay.

Managing hundreds of contacts manually can be time-consuming and extremely tedious. However, thanks to an efficient contact manager, taking control of the address book or removing duplicate contacts from an iOS device is dead simple.

Have you decided to clean up your address book so that it looks perfectly organized and there are no duplicates lurking around? Well, you would be glad to know that managing contacts have become pretty straightforward now as you have several viable options to choose from. Though most contact managers require you to upgrade to the premium version for merging duplicates, it’s worth spending some dollars given the convenience you get in return.

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How to Merge Duplicate Contacts and Remove them from iPhone and iPad

Having tested various able contenders, we have zeroed in on Cleanup Duplicate Contacts as it’s quite easy to use. Though it’s available for free, you will have to spend $1.99 for merging your contacts.

Step #1. First up, download Cleanup Duplicate Contacts on your iOS device. The app is available for free and requires iOS 10 or later.

Step #2. Once you have successfully installed the app on your device, launch it.

Next, tap on Analyze and allow it to have access to your Contacts.

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Analyze Duplicate Contacts on iPhone

Step #3. Once the app has analyzed your address book, it will show you the total number of contacts and how many duplicate contacts you have. Tap on Review Duplicates.

Review Duplicate iPhone Contacts

Step #4. Next up, tap on Merge at the top right corner. You would be asked to upgrade the app, do it as usual.

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Remove Duplicate Contacts on iPhone

That’s it! You have successfully merged your duplicate contacts and removed the mess.

We have made a roundup of the top contact managers for iOS. If you want to explore more options, do give it a look.

There are quite a few tools that let you manage your iOS device with more convenience. And the one we have found highly appreciable is DearMob. What makes it so functional is the ability to let you manage your iOS device files with the desired flexibility. Use it to handle photos, videos, music, and even contacts as smoothly as you want. To know more about it, head over here.

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What about complete cleaning solution for iOS Device?

If you want to go for a step further and use a more proficient cleaning app for iPhone, jump over to this post.

Over to you

I wish iOS had the built-in feature for managing duplicate contacts! What do you think of it? Do share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


  1. Thanks for the post. Found an alternate path that I think is quicker and free. Used gmail to back up my contacts from my phone, and gmail has a merge duplicates feature (triggered when I tried importing contacts as a csv into google contacts). This seems to have done the trick.

  2. Hi Dhvanesh, great post. Another alternative is to use a duplicate removal tool we developed called Scrubly. It removes duplicate contacts from your Mac Address Book and also imports the latest contact information from your connections on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Once clean, you can sync Mac Contacts with iCloud which will push all updates to your iPhone.

    You can learn more here: .


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