How to Delete Multiple Contacts at Once on iPhone

In 2019, Apple still does not give users an easier way to mass delete contacts. In this article, we have listed three ways for you to delete contacts on iPhone inner storage and contacts from email accounts. No matter you want to remove contacts one by one or to mass delete them, you will find a solution in this post.

Roger Smith Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 22, 2019
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With time goes by, every user will find that there are hundreds of names and numbers piled in their Contacts App. It might be an estate agent that you would never see each other again. Or it might be a former colleague. We store contacts on our phone on a whim, but when we want to delete the useless contacts, it would be a problem.

Every iPhone or iPad user knows exactly that Apple won’t allow you to massively delete contacts. It has released the new iPhone 11 and iOS 13 in 2019, but it still hasn’t made it easy for users to remove multiple contacts at once. Here in this post, we will introduce the methods of deleting iPhone contacts (including contacts from other accounts and contacts on iPhone).

Delete Single Contact on iPhone

The detailed steps are as below:

Step 1: Open Contacts app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Choose the contact you want to delete, click the Edit button on the right corner.

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom and tap the Delete Contact button.

Delete Single Contact on iPhone

Delete Single Contact on iPhone

In this way, you can find the contacts that you don’t want and remove them one by one.

Delete Multiple Contacts from a Source

iPhone also supports users to import contacts from a certain email account, for example, Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo. If you want to know how to delete contacts from Gmail or other accounts, please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Go to Settings > Password&Accounts. Here you could see all your accounts that apply to this iPhone.

Step 2. Select the account you want to manage, toggle off the Contacts option.

Step 3. There will be a popup asking if you are sure to continue, all contacts from the selected account will be removed from your phone. Just tap Delete from my iPhone.

Remove All Contacts from A Source

Remove All Contacts from A Source

Mass Delete Contacts on iPhone

As you can see, you can only bulk delete iPhone contacts from email accounts. For the one that stored on your iPhone inner storage, you have to take advantage of a professional and safe third-party app. AnyTrans for iOS is one of the recommended tools, as it has helped over millions of iOS users complete the job. Here are its features of managing contacts on the iPhone.

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  • Just 1 simple click to delete all contacts from iPhone.
  • Support selectively choose contacts to delete.
  • Provide a way to backup contacts to PC/Mac.
  • One-click to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

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Now, Free Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer firstly, and then follow the simple steps below delete all or multiple contacts on iPhone effortlessly.

Step 1. Preparations to delete all contacts on iPhone.

Run AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable > Choose “Device Manager” mode > Click on the “More” option to continue.

How to Delete Multiple or All Contacts on iPhone at Once – Step 1

Delete Multiple or All Contacts on iPhone at Once – Step 1

Step 2. Delete all or multiple contacts on iPhone at once.

Scroll the left panel screen down and choose the “Contacts” option > Click the “Select All” button to check all your contacts > Click on the Delete button to delete them on your iPhone at once.

How to Delete Multiple or All Contacts on iPhone at Once – Step 2

Mass Delete Contacts on iPhone at Once – Step 2

[Video Tutorial] How to Delete One/Multiple Contacts on iPhone

Now you have managed to delete multiple or all contacts on your iPhone/iPad. If you want to start with a new iPhone, iPad, here are some guides you may like:

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The Bottom Line

As you can see, with the help of AnyTrans for iOS, it is an easy and quick way to delete contacts on iPhone iPad, no matter you want to delete a contact, multiple or all contacts. Except for managing iPhone iPad contacts, AnyTrans for iOS also supports transferring and managing other iOS contents, like Photos, Videos, Text Messages, Music, Notes, iBooks, Apps, etc. Why not Free Download AnyTrans for iOS and try it now?

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.