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How to Delete Multiple Contacts at Once From Your iPhone

How to quickly delete multiple no longer needed contacts at once from your iPhone? In this article, we will discuss different ways to batch-delete old contacts from your iPhone and you'll find the best and easiest way to delete the unwanted contacts at once.

Updated Jun 11,2018 | by Niko

When you look at the Contacts of your iPhone, you may ask yourself this question: Who are all these guys and why are they in my Contact List? I do not know these people at all. I do ask myself this question when I look at my iPhone's Contacts. The number of contacts on my iPhone has consistently grown, just like the used space on my iPhone.

While most people may remember to clear iPhone to release more space, but in most cases, you may neglect to clean your contacts list. At times, these 'strangers' leave me completely confused by making me wonder whether I have ever met or known the people of these contacts. Thus it is necessary to delete the unknown contacts from time to time. Here we will show you how to efficiently delete multiple contacts from your iPhone.

Delete Multiple Contacts at Once via IOTransfer

Every iPhone user should know that Apple doesn't allow users to remove multiple or all contacts right from within the Contacts app on iPhone. You have to delete the unwanted contacts one by one directly in the Contacts app on your iPhone, which isn't a very pleasant process for anyone who has a lot of contacts to delete. The steps for one by one deletion will be introduced later. A good news I'd like to share with you today is that there is a useful app called "IOTransfer" which lets you delete multiple or all contacts at once from your iPhone. Here are the detailed steps.


Step 1. Download IOTransfer for free and install it on your computer. Then run it.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. Tap on 'Trust' if your iPhone asks for permission.

Step 3. Go to MANAGE tab and click Contacts. Then select the contacts you'd like to delete from your iPhone and click Delete. If you want to delete all contacts, just click Select All.

 delete-multiple-contacts.pngStep 4. Confirm the deletion in the popup window to start the deleting process.

 deleting-contacts-process.pngThat's it! No matter you want to delete a single contact, or several contacts, even all contacts on your iPhone, IOTransfer gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you! What's more, IOTransfer also allows you to edit your iPhone contacts by right-clicking the contacts and back up your contact list by clicking Export.

Delete Multiple Contacts via iPhone's Contacts App

As we stated above, you cannot delete multiple contacts at the same time via iPhone's Contacts App, which is not allowed by Apple. However, you are still able to delete one unwanted contact at a time and it is super easy. Here is how you can make it:

Step 1: Open Contacts app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go through the contacts list and find the contact you want to delete, click the Edit button in the right corner.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap the red "Delete Contact" button.


Step 4: Repeat step 2 and step 3 to delete all other unwanted contacts.

Obviously, if you only need to delete one or two contacts, it is okay to follow the steps above. But it is quite tedious and time-consuming if you have a lot of contacts to delete or if you want to delete all contacts on iPhone. When you need to delete multiple or all contacts quickly and easily at the same time, it is a smart decision to try IOTransfer.

IOTransfer can help you bulk delete multiple contacts from your iPhone at once easily with a few clicks. To avoid mistaken deletion, you can also take advantage of IOTransfer's export feature to back up your iPhone's contacts to your PC before deleting. Thus you can recover the contacts list if you delete a contact mistakenly. In short, IOTransfer can help you organize a duplicate-free and bad-memory free contacts list.


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