How to Merge Duplicate Contacts in iCloud Quickly and Easily
Are you still annoying with the duplicate contacts in iCloud? Follow this guide to learn how to merge duplicate contacts on iCloud in two methods.
Give a try on AnyTrans to merge your iCloud duplicate contacts. Now read this post to get detailed steps of merging duplicate contacts in iCloud.
Apple provides an award-winning cloud service for users to sync contents to iCloud. Contact is undoubtedly one of the important data that you want to save. Sometimes you add new items for an existing contact, probably because they got a new number, while you may forget that you already had the contact saved. So, as time goes by, many duplicate contacts come into being in your iCloud.
With a lot of duplicated contacts, you must be frustrated to find the specific one. So, cleaning these duplicate contacts frequently is necessary. And more importantly, you’ll get a streamlined & organized iCloud contacts rather than a messy contact list.
There are multiple ways to merge duplicate contacts in iCloud, but not all of them are efficient and quick. In this article, we will show you two efficient ways of merging duplicate contacts on iCloud.
Method 1. Merge Duplicate iCloud Contacts on iCloud with AnyTrans
You can merge duplicate contacts in iCloud by deleting them directly, which is the easiest way. Deleting via manually operations on iCloud.com is time-consuming, so, we introduce you a faster tool – AnyTrans, which makes it easier to select and delete multiple contacts at the same time rather than select one by one on the web.
AnyTrans is an iOS content manager and data transfer, which can help you manage device content, iTunes library, and iCloud content with ease. For iCloud content management function, AnyTrans allows you to access and manage contents you’ve stored in iCloud, for instance, contacts, notes, photos, reminders, calendars and even iCloud backup. You can download and even delete these data from iCloud at once easily, now, let’s see how to delete duplicate contacts in iCloud with AnyTrans.
Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans on your computer. Open it and click iCloud Content button as we show, sign in your iCloud account.
Merge Duplicate Contacts on iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 1
Step 2. Scroll down, and then choose Contacts.
Merge Duplicate Contacts on iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 2
Step 3. Select the duplicate contacts you want to merge, then click Delete.
Merge Duplicate Contacts on iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 3
1. You can extend this method to delete all iCloud contacts at once, and other kinds of iCloud data as well.
2. This method is suitable for deleting the same duplicate contacts.
Method 2. Merge Duplicate iCloud Contacts on iPhone with PhoneClean
What if two duplicate contacts have different contact info but are the same person? The traditional way is to merge duplicate contacts on iPhone, then sync with iCloud. But you need to manually merge duplicate contacts on your iPhone one by one, if you want to quickly & automatically merge duplicate contacts on iPhone; you can have a try on a smart tool – PhoneClean.
PhoneClean is a professional cleaning tool works for iPhone/iPad/iPod, which brings you the hands-free cleaning tour. With PhoneClean, you can find out all duplicate contacts on your iPhone in short time, and merge them at once. Now, let’s see PhoneClean how to makes it.
Step 1. Download and install PhoneClean on your Mac or PC > Launch it and connect your iPhone to computer > Click on Toolbox on the homepage > Click Contact Clean.
Merge Duplicate Contacts on iPhone with PhoneClean – Step 1
Step 2. Select the contacts you want to merge > Click the Merge button as we show to merge your duplicate contacts at once.
Merge Duplicate Contacts on iPhone with PhoneClean – Step 2
Note: After merging duplicate contacts on iPhone, if you enable iCloud contacts on, this change will be synced to iCloud and all the devices logged in with same Apple ID.
The Bottom Line
That’s all for how to merge duplicate contacts in iCloud. You can select the best way for you to merge duplicate iCloud contacts easily. If you have tons of duplicate contacts, why not download AnyTrans or PhoneClean to have a try?
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