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If you are an iPhone user, normally you will sign up for an iCloud account and start syncing contacts or store contacts in online services such as Google, Exchange, Outlook, Yahoo et in order to avoid losing them by accident. It is undeniable that above-mentioned existing tools play a pretty role in managing our contacts. However, there is always a very common problem that you will encounter, i.e. duplicate. Similarly, this duplicate issue will also occur if you are importing contacts from an old smartphone after getting a new one.
If you only need to get rid of a few duplicate contacts on your iPhone, you can delete them manually one by one in a few seconds. But if there are dozens of contacts to be handled, you might be driven to crazy. Many people will yell out in their mind "I do not want my phone contacts in a mess, is there any helpful way to fix this issue?" Now you may need professional third-party apps or software to remove them at once.
In this guide, we will show you how to merge or delete them from your iPhone.
Step 1: Download Smart Merge from the App Store and install it on your iPhone.
Step 2: Run Smart Merge and follow related prompts so that you can create a login accordingly.
Step 3: Now, Smart Merge will automatically begin scanning your contacts once you've logged in it successfully.
Step 4: Tap on Show Duplicates to display them.
Step 5: Tap on Duplicate Contacts in the first section in order to expand duplicate list.
Step 6: Tap on the Info button next to contacts for checking changes.
Step 7: If you find duplicate contacts and do not intend to merge or delete them, please re-tap on them to deselect them.
Step 8: Once you've selected all the contacts that are duplicate or need to be merged, please tap on Merge at the bottom.
Now, duplicate contacts on your iPhone will be removed.
But of course, these methods are not enough, they are just the tip of the iceberg. If you are willing to spend a dollar, here are some paid iPhone apps that can remove duplicate contacts from your smartphone.
Step 1: Tap on Duplicate Phones, Duplicate Emails, or Similar Names under “Contacts” to find contacts that are duplicate or need to be merged.
Step 2: Once a contact that you want to delete is selected, please tap the trash can icon at the bottom right side of the screen to remove the duplicate.
Until now. If you feel it tedious and not enough, and need more quick, easier way.
Our easy-to-use free tool Syncios software will help you, you can successfully to remove duplicate iPhone contacts just with simple steps.
Step 1: Download and install Syncios on your computer.
Please be sure that iTunes is already installed on your computer for running Syncios correctly. But you do not have to run iTunes.
Step 2: Run this duplicate contact remover by double-clicking and connect your iPhone to your PC.
Step 3: As soon as your iDevice gets connected, you will be displayed with your device Information, then click Information tab on the left panel.
Step 4: You can select all contacts by clicking the empty box on the upper-left side and then click De-duplicate button.
Step 5: Now a text box will pop up. You can choose any item (Exactly matched, Name matched and Phone Matched) you need from Match Type, then detailed duplicate contact information will show up accordingly.
Step 6: You can click Don’t Merge or Merger Button below the contact information. You can also click Merge Selected button on the lower-right corner after selecting all duplicate contact.
Step 7: Your iPhone duplicate contacts will now be deleted.
Syncios provides you a free, simple and quick way to find and merge/delete duplicate iPhone contacts.
In addition, synciOS is not only a duplicate contacts removal tool but also a powerful and lightweight iTunes alternative which can transfer data such as music, videos, photos, apps, e-books, contacts, messages etc. between iOS and Windows PC, and also can backup music, ringtone and other files to PC.
Just download it and have a try, you will love it!