Why 5 Steps to delete a contact

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by abz1981, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. abz1981 macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    Why does it take 4 steps to delete a contact of the Iphone.

    Step 1: Tap Contacts
    Step 2: Select Contact
    Step 3: Press Edit
    Step 4: Scroll down to tap Delete Contact
    Step 5: Press Delete Contact

    Can't this have been made easier.
  2. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2013
    The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately

    I don't find this that difficult, and I am glad there are a couple of fail safes to keep you from deleting someone on accident.
  3. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Apple likes to make things difficult.

    You gotta go backwards to go forwards.
  4. jcia macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2009
    4 steps minimum?

    I basically agree with you, but if you think, how much easier can it be?, you have to tap on contacts and select the contact to know at least who you want to delete, then if there was a delete button directly there, we would have to press it, that is 3 steps, then you would of course want to confirm that you want to delete the contact and did not press the delete button by accident, that is 4 steps.

    The only part where I agree with you why we have to press the edit button (I don't want to edit it, I want to delete it) and then scroll all the way down to find the delete button, that could have been made easier, as in just a delete button directly in the contact page with a confirmation.

    Anyway I don't find it that hard either.
  5. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    My guess is that most people don't delete contacts often, so adding something like swipe to delete would end up causing way more accidental deletes.
  6. navodwickra macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2013
    Leeds, UK
    to make it idiot proof :D
  7. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    lol yeah probably right to make it idiot proof. So some people like it some people don't oh well never mind lol. I was just going through contacts today and some I wanted to delete. I was thinking, this is going to take a while lol.
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I thought that was incredibly silly as well but I guess they really want you to be sure.
  9. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
  10. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2012
    What happened to be able to click edit and then just tap the red dots?

    Nevermind, I'm getting it mixed up with Messages app.
  11. ps3zocker macrumors regular

    May 3, 2012
  12. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Slide over contact in list for options like everywhere else + tap delete + confirmation = 3 steps without any screen changes.
  13. iAmirul macrumors regular


    May 8, 2013
    Apple should allow the swipe left to delete similar to messages. It'll make life easier..
  14. CB1234 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2012
    Dubai, UAE
    I doubt it - if they made it easier for contacts to be deleted - then there would be a backlash from the very same people, who would then complain about the fact that APPLE didn't make it safe enough for contacts NOT to be accidentally deleted….

    There is just no pleasing some people…...
  15. bchery21 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I'd imagine people mistakenly deleting contacts left and right...unless there was a confirm button after swiping.
  16. iAmirul macrumors regular


    May 8, 2013
    I dont think someone would be careless enough to delete accidentally.. Well in my case i wont but not sure for other people though haha!
  17. age234 macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2004
    Why would you care about a person enough to make a contact of them, and then want to delete it? It can't be something that is done very often.

    I have contacts for people I haven't talked to in 5+ years, because if they ever happen to call me, I'd like their caller ID info.
  18. ascanu macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    Also, we cannot delete multiple contacts. Every year or so, I go through my contacts and delete a couple or more, so I use an app called "Groups".

    Would be much easier to just:
    "Edit > Tap contacts you want removed > delete all".

    To solve the possible mistake, a message like "Are you sure?" could be displayed. Really, it's not that hard.
  19. rtimoff macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2013
    Use Google account to sync . You can add or delete contacts from desktop
  20. ascanu macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    It's complicated, bro. I use the previously mentioned app, which is simple. Apple should consider improving the system, so I can delete one more app. (wink!)

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