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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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How do you permanently delete contacts in iOS 6?

How do you permantly delete contacts on iphone 5. So if at one time you had someone stored and you go to compose a new text they come up (Like how if you emailed someone before it auto populates them). Does anyone know how to delete that?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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How do you permanently delete contacts in iOS 6?

i know that!! After you delete them and then compose a new text it is still there. Basically you know when you send an email to someone and do not store them it still auto popualtes their name. This is what happens with my phone. Any ideas?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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Is iCloud replacing it?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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i know that!! After you delete them and then compose a new text it is still there. Basically you know when you send an email to someone and do not store them it still auto popualtes their name. This is what happens with my phone. Any ideas?
Are you syncing with facebook and it is coming from there? Can't delete a facebook synced contact.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:12 PM   #6
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How do you permanently delete contacts in iOS 6?

i do not sync with FB. It could be from the icloud. not too sure how to check. maybe ill run to the apple store and see if someone there knows. if not its not the end of the world
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:13 PM   #7
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Somewhere, iOS stores recently referenced addresses. I forwarded some SMS to SPAM (7726) and even though I don't have a contact entry for 7726, it shows up as a suggestions as soon as I type "7" in the To field. I have no idea where iOS stores this information however, or how to get rid of it.
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Somewhere, iOS stores recently referenced addresses. I forwarded some SMS to SPAM (7726) and even though I don't have a contact entry for 7726, it shows up as a suggestions as soon as I type "7" in the To field. I have no idea where iOS stores this information however, or how to get rid of it.
And this is what's underneath it all--it's not really about contacts or deleting them, it's about recently used numbers/emails/etc. which are actually different and separate from contacts.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 01:17 PM   #9
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i do not sync with FB. It could be from the icloud. not too sure how to check. maybe ill run to the apple store and see if someone there knows. if not its not the end of the world
Are you syncing iCloud with Outlook?
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Somewhere, iOS stores recently referenced addresses. I forwarded some SMS to SPAM (7726) and even though I don't have a contact entry for 7726, it shows up as a suggestions as soon as I type "7" in the To field. I have no idea where iOS stores this information however, or how to get rid of it.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:01 PM   #12
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The same thing happens to me, but it doesn't require deleting a contact. When I delete/replace a contact's number, the Messages.app still autocompletes the number with the contact's name and references it as "other".
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:42 PM   #13
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The same thing happens to me, but it doesn't require deleting a contact. When I delete/replace a contact's number, the Messages.app still autocompletes the number with the contact's name and references it as "other".
Yes this is what mine is doing here. My brother changed his number, I updated the number, and when I go to send him a text his old number shows up at "Other". Actually have a few contacts it does this with.
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