When you import contacts to your iPhone (or iCloud or iPad) in large numbers, there's always the chance that you'll end up with duplicates. And everyone knows how bad it is to handle duplicate contacts, find them and merge/delete them.
The stock Contacts app on the iPhone doesn't feature anything close to a smart merge feature. If you want to find, remove/merge duplicate contacts on your iPhone, there are three options: do it manually or use the software on Mac/PC and then import contacts or use an iPhone app to remove duplicate contacts. This third option is what we're exploring in this post.
There are dozens of iPhone apps that promise to remove and merge duplicate contacts on your iPhone. About 90% of them work sort of “okay” and most of them require you to purchase (or upgrade through an IAP) to remove/merge duplicates. But here are some that we felt worked good.
Best iPhone Apps to Remove Duplicate Contacts
#1. Clean Doctor
Clean Doctor is much more than just a simple contact cleaner for your iPhone. You can use this app to prevent your smartphone from being cluttered with junk files.
This app instantly detects several duplicate contacts, images and allows you to delete them at one go. It can also let you optimize the storage of your iOS device. The system information display let you know the accurate conditions of the device.
No longer want to keep duplicate contacts and photos on your iOS device and want to delete them all at once? Give this task to “iRemover” and keep your Photos app as well as address book free from the unnecessary stuff.
You can also remove the matching screenshots and burst photos from your device. Get rid of the duplicate contacts and keep the address book fully organized. And yes, the app lets automatically back up contacts so that you never lose them.
#3. Cleanup Duplicate Contacts
“Cleanup Duplicate Contacts” does the work of deleting unnecessary contacts with lightning fast speed. It's exactly something you would want to prevent your address book from being cluttered.
You can choose the merge level to find similar contacts; it and removes them without any hassle. It allows you to manage several contact sources such as iCloud, Gmail. Since it creates a backup of your address book, you will be able to retrieve any deleted contact quickly.
#4. Full Contact
“FullContact Address Book” is the best contact manager app for your iPhone. Aside from letting you merge all the duplicate contacts, it allows you to keep your address book organized.
You can add notes to your contacts to remember important things. FullContact also allows you to add photos, company information, social profiles to any contact automatically so that you have the detailed information about a particular person.
SmartMerge's interface and simplicity are unmatched. It is quite fast too. Coupled with an ultra-simple interface, what you get is a quick way to delete duplicates and merge the ones you need to keep.
You can quickly find and merge all duplicate contacts. If you don't want to get rid of the contacts for good, you have the option to back them up. To easily access your backup from anywhere, you can export it to Dropbox, Google Drive, or email.
#6. Cleaner Pro
Cleaner Pro is a highly functional contact manager for iPhone. With it, finding and merging duplicate contacts is a pretty simple task. The smart filters allow you to find out the contacts you need quickly.
You can easily delete contacts without a name, email, and phone number. Cleaner Pro allows you to backup your address book so that the deleted contacts can be recovered later. Additionally, it supports 15 different languages including English, Español, Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Português, etc.
#7. Clean & Clear
Whether it's ability to instantly find and delete duplicate contacts or keep your address book in right order, this one should ideally live up to your demand. The contact manager lets you back up entire contacts at once and allows you to restore them to your device conveniently.
You can export your backup file via email. But to me, the biggest highlight of “Clean & Clear” is the ability to let you keep track of the real-time system information like memory and disk usage of your iOS device. This way, you will be able to prevent junk files from cluttering your iPhone.
#8. Duplicate Contacts Remover
When it comes to functionality, “Duplicate Contacts Remover” is a decent bet. The app works very fast in finding duplicate contacts and allows you to eliminate them with ease.
You can nab duplicate contacts based on phone number, name and email. Check out all the important details of contact and edit them effortlessly. Besides, the app also allows you to share contacts with your friends.
ContactClean works perfectly in eliminating the duplicate contacts of your iOS device. The option to get rid of several contacts in batches save plenty of time.
It's capable of finding duplicate contacts with the same name, phone number and email automatically. Besides, you can combine multiple partial contacts of the same person into one. To ensure the backup remains safe, email it to yourself.
#10. Contacts Duster Pro
By letting you remove duplicate contacts comfortably, Contacts Duster Pro prevents your address book from being completely messed up. Whether you are upgrading to a new device or switching between carriers, this app makes sure you can import and export your contacts more conveniently.
Apart from detecting and merging duplicate contacts, it marks the undetected duplicates for auto-syncing. It has the support of 12 languages such as Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Dutch, French, Italian and Swedish.
The Bottom Line
So, get started with one of these favorite apps and keep your address book well-organized. If you want to do much more than just cleaning up the Contacts, go for the more comprehensive solution.
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