How To Delete Contacts From iPhone

How To Delete Contacts From iPhone

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Deleting old contacts is sometimes necessary when you’re clearing your phone out of people you no longer are in contact with.

If you’re wondering how to delete contacts from your iPhone, you’re in the right place.

In this article, I provide you with a few methods on how to delete contacts from your iPhone, as well as how to block a contact.

So, let’s get into it.

Contacts are a very important part of our life. They store information such as name, phone number, email address, and more.

When we want to contact someone, we usually look for his/her contact details.

How To Delete Contacts From iPhone

You can easily remove contacts from your iPhone using a few methods. Let’s see how to do it.

1

How To Delete Individual Contacts

Step

1

Phone App

Open the green Phone app on your iPhone then tap the Contacts tab that is at the bottom of the screen.

Step

2

Find The Contact

Next, you will need to find the contact you would like to delete. Tap on this contact.

Step

3

Edit

Tap the Edit in the top-right corner of the contact’s information page.

Step

4

Scroll Down

Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Delete Contact in red letters. Confirm that you want to delete the contact, and that’s it!

2

Delete Multiple Contacts In One Go

Step

1

Sign In

Sign in to your iCloud account.

Step

2

Contacts Page

Next, you will need to select the Contacts page.

Step

3

Find The Contacts

Following this, find the contacts you want to delete and select them all at the same time. The method will depend on whether you’re using a PC or a Mac.

When you’re using a PC, hold down Ctrl as you click each contact you’d like to delete.

When you’re using a Mac, hold down Command as you click the contacts you want to delete.

Step

4

Click Gear Icon

After you have selected, click the gear icon in the bottom-left corner and then click Delete. Confirm that you want to delete the contacts, and you will have deleted multiple contacts!

3

Delete All Of Your Contacts

Step

1

Open Settings

Open Settings on your iPhone and tap your name to open the Apple ID menu.

Step

2

Select

Select the iCloud.

Step

3

Contacts

Next, you will need to check if the button next to Contacts is enabled. If it’s enabled, then you will need to turn it off.

Step

4

Following This

Following this, your iPhone will ask what you’d like to do with your contacts. To delete them all, you will need to select Delete From My Phone.

3

How Do You Block A Contact?

If you’re deleting a contact, you may also want to block them if you don’t want to hear from them again.

This comes down to the fact that even if you delete them, they will still be able to contact you through texts and calls if you don’t block them.

To block a contact, you will need to:

Step

1

Open Phone App

Open the Phone app and select the contact you would like to block.

Step

2

Scroll Down

Once you’ve opened the contact, you will need to scroll to the bottom of their contact information and select Block This Caller.

Step

3

Unblock

If you change your mind, you can click Unblock This Caller to unblock the contact.

Blocking people isn’t always necessary, but it’s handy to know when you don’t want someone to have the option to contact you.

Their calls will go straight to answer phone, and you won’t be able to receive their texts, meaning you’ll be left in peace!

Conclusion 

So, that’s how you delete contacts from your iPhone! Which method you opt for will depend on how many contacts you’d like to delete, and which seems the easiest.

Hopefully after reading this article you have a better understanding of how you delete contacts on your iPhone.

Good luck deleting your contacts!

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