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How to Delete Multiple Contacts on iPhone

Sign-in to your iCloud account to delete bulk contacts from your iPhone or other Apple devices.

We all know that iPhone is the most popular and best-selling smartphone globally. To communicate with people, you need to each one’s contact on iPhone. One of the major drawbacks of the iPhone is that it won’t allow users to delete multiple contacts at a time. Removing the contacts one by one will take some time, and there is no built-in option to delete multiple contacts in the current iOS version. But, there are ways to delete multiple contacts on your iPhone. We will discuss those methods in the below section.

How to Delete Multiple Contacts on iPhone Using iCloud

By signing into your iCloud account on PCs, you can delete multiple contacts at a time. However, you can delete only the contacts that are stored on your iCloud account. You can’t access the contacts that are stored on a sim card.

Windows

[1] Open a browser on a Windows computer and visit www.icloud.com.

[2] Log in with the Apple ID and password you configured on the device. If you have enabled the two-factor authentication for your account, enter the verification code you received on the iPhone.

Login with your Apple ID

[3] Select Contacts on the main screen.

Access iPhone Contacts

[4] Hold Ctrl and select the contacts that you want to delete.

Select the contacts you want to delete

[5] After selecting the required contacts, click the gear icon in the bottom-left and select Delete.

Select Gear icon and click delete

[6] Click Delete to confirm that you want to delete the contacts.

delete the iPhone contacts

For Mac Users

When it comes to Mac, you don’t need a browser to access the iCloud account as it was built within-in the settings. Instead, you just need to sign in with the Apple ID and password you configured on the iPhone.

[1] Open System Preferences and click on iCloud.

[2] Sign in with your account details and check whether the Contacts is enabled to sync or not. If not, sync the contacts immediately.

[3] Open the Contacts app on your Mac.

Contacts app

[4] Hold the command button on your keyboard and select the contacts you want to delete.

[5] Right-click on the screen and select Delete Cards.

Delete iPhone Contacts on Mac

[6] Confirm it by clicking Delete and wait till the changes are updated on your iPhone.

Alternative Way

Alternatively, you can also use third-party apps like AnyTrans, Clear Pro, Groups, etc., to remove multiple contacts on your iPhone. You can download these apps from the Apps Store.

[1] Open App Store on your iPhone and install the Groups app.

Groups app

[2] Open the Groups app and enable permission to access your contacts.

allow Groups to access your contacts

[3] Select All Contacts from the Groups list.

All Contacts from the Groups

[4] Select the contacts you want to delete by tapping on the circle outline at the left of their name.

All contacts

[5] Click the drop-down next to Choose Action and select Delete Contacts from the pop-up.

Choose Action

[6] Confirm it by tapping on Remove from my iPhone.

Remove from my iPhone

That’s it. Now you have successfully removed the selected contacts from your iPhone device. From now, those deleted contacts will not be visible on other Apple devices that are configured with the same id and password.

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