How to Delete Contact on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to clean up your contacts list on your iPhone? Deleting unwanted contacts can help you stay organized and make it easier to find the people you need.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting contacts on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

To begin, locate and tap on the Contacts app on your iPhone’s home screen. The app icon looks like a Silhouette of a person.

Step 2: Choose the Contact to Delete

Once you have opened the Contacts app, scroll or search for the contact you want to delete. Tap on their name to open their contact details.

Step 3: Edit Contact Information

On the top-right corner of the screen, you will see an Edit button. Tap on it to access the editing options for that contact.

Step 4: Delete Contact

In edit mode, scroll down to find the Delete Contact option. It is usually located at the bottom of the contact’s information. Tap on it.


If you are using iCloud to sync your contacts across multiple devices, deleting a contact from your iPhone will also remove it from all other devices connected to your iCloud account.

Step 5: Confirm Deletion

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation before permanently deleting the contact. To proceed with deleting, tap on Delete Contact.


You have successfully deleted a contact from your iPhone! Repeat these steps as needed for any other contacts you wish to remove.

Additional Tips:

  • If you accidentally delete a contact, don’t worry! You can recover it by going to the Recently Deleted folder in the Contacts app and restoring it.
  • If you have a large number of contacts to delete, consider using the search function within the Contacts app to find and delete multiple contacts at once.
  • If you want to remove all of your contacts at once, you can do so by going to Settings, selecting your Apple ID at the top of the screen, tapping on iCloud, and toggling off the Contacts option. This will remove all iCloud contacts from your iPhone.

Deleting unwanted contacts is a simple way to keep your iPhone’s address book organized and clutter-free. By following these steps, you can easily manage your contacts and ensure that you only have relevant information at your fingertips. Happy cleaning!

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