iPhone not deleting old contacts?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sv2, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. sv2
    macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I have an iPhone 4S, and I've run into a problem. I've deleted a few of my contacts off my contacts list, yet when I enter the "new message" section, their names + phone numbers still appear. However, if I write their names into the "Search iPhone" field, they do not appear since I deleted them.

    How do I delete the old contacts off my phone for good? I found nothing about it in the Settings/ Mail, Contacts, Calendars section.
     
  2. sv2
    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #2
    700 views and nobody has had this issue? Perhaps I wasn't clear enough.

    Anyway, you can see in my contacts that I only have 1 contact for the letter C.

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    Yet when I go to write a new message, a whole bunch of contacts I previously had (which I have since deleted) still appear.

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    So how do I solve this?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    #3
    i'm having the same problem.. have you figured out what was causing it?? let me know please if you have.
     
  4. sv2
    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I was able to fix it. What I did was just format my iphone to erase everything, than re-sync it to itunes + get my contacts back (not recover from a backup).

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    #5
    if you are jailbroken, then u can easily delete the contact list by going into var/mobile/library/addressbook.
     

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