How to Delete Contacts From Android Phone

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting contacts from your Android phone. Whether you want to remove unnecessary contacts or clean up your address book, this step-by-step guide will help you accomplish the task seamlessly.

Deleting a Single Contact

If you only need to delete one contact, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Contacts App: Locate and tap on the Contacts app on your Android device’s home screen or app drawer.
  2. Select the Contact: Scroll through your list of contacts or use the search bar to find the specific contact you wish to delete.
  3. Open Contact Details: Tap on the contact’s name to open their details page.
  4. Delete Contact: Once you are on the contact details page, tap on the menu icon (usually represented by three vertical dots) located at the top-right corner of the screen. From the options that appear, select “Delete” or “Remove”. Confirm any prompts that appear to complete the deletion process.

Deleting a single contact is as easy as that! However, if you need to remove multiple contacts at once, continue reading.

Deleting Multiple Contacts

If you have several contacts that need to be removed simultaneously, Android provides a convenient way to select and delete them in batches. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Contacts App: Locate and open your Contacts app using one of the methods mentioned earlier.
  2. Select Multiple Contacts: Look for an option like “Select” or “Edit” (the specific wording may vary depending on your device). Tap on it to enable selection mode.
  3. Choose Contacts: Now, you can either individually tap on each contact you want to delete or use the checkboxes next to the contacts’ names for a quicker selection.
  4. Delete Contacts: Once you have selected all the contacts you wish to remove, tap on the menu icon (three vertical dots) at the top-right corner of the screen.

    From the options that appear, select “Delete” or “Remove”.

You have successfully deleted multiple contacts from your Android phone!

Deleting Contacts from a Google Account

If your Android device is synced with a Google account, deleting contacts from that account will reflect across all devices connected to it. Here’s how you can delete contacts from your Google account:

  1. Open Google Contacts: Launch your preferred web browser and navigate to Sign in with the Google account linked to your Android device.
  2. Select Contacts: On the left side of the page, you will see a list of all your contacts.

    Click on each contact you want to delete while holding down the Ctrl (or Command) key for multiple selections.

  3. Delete Contacts: Once you have selected all the desired contacts, click on the “More” button located above your contact list. From the dropdown menu, select “Delete”.

Your selected contacts will now be removed from your Google account and subsequently from any device synced with it.


If you accidentally delete a contact or realize later that you need it, don’t worry! You can easily restore deleted contacts from the “Trash” or “Recently Deleted” folder within your Contacts app or Google Contacts, depending on your device and account settings.

Now that you know how to delete contacts from your Android phone, take some time to declutter your address book and keep it organized. Removing unnecessary contacts not only frees up storage space but also ensures that you can quickly find and connect with the people who matter most.

Happy organizing!

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