iPhone How to delete contacts en masse in iPhone.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by UserX14, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. UserX14 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2014
    It seems I can only delete contacts by going into each one. Is there a way to delete select contacts en masse when in iPhone?
  2. lulumink macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
  3. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    It seems impossible on the iPhone itself. But if it is synced with iCloud, then log in to iCloud.com, go into Contacts, select all the contacts you want to delete, then click the lower left settings button and choose delete (or just press delete on your keyboard). If the contacts are synced elsewhere, like on Gmail, then delete from there. This is the only way I know to delete many contacts at the same time.
  4. UserX14 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2014
    Thanks for your reply.
    FYI I'm not yet familiar with iCloud. But, what I hear you saying use this:
    I can get an account and upload my contacts to iCloud. Then when I edit them in iCloud it will change what is on my iPhone. ??
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's correct.
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I recommend using Google. Google is the most convenient place to have your contacts, because you can sync them from so many places. Your iPhone, Android devices, desktop computers running OS X and Windows, and so on.
  7. fardeenah macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2013

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