How to Delete Contacts on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you have a cluttered contacts list on your iPhone? Are you looking for a way to delete unnecessary contacts and keep your address book organized?

Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting contacts on your iPhone, step by step.

Deleting Contacts on iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you want to delete a single contact from your iPhone, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Open the “Contacts” app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll through the list or use the search bar at the top to find the contact you want to delete.
  • Step 3: Tap on the contact to open their details.
  • Step 4: In the top-right corner, tap on the “Edit” button.
  • Step 5: Scroll down to the bottom of the contact details page and tap on “Delete Contact.”
  • Step 6: A confirmation prompt will appear. Tap “Delete Contact” again to confirm and remove the contact from your iPhone.

If you need to Delete Multiple Contacts, iOS provides a convenient way to do so. Follow these steps:

  • Selecting Multiple Contacts
    1. Step 1: Open the “Contacts” app and tap on “Groups” in the top-left corner.
    2. Step 2: Tap on “All Contacts” to view all your contacts in one list.
    3. Step 3: Tap on the “Select” button in the top-right corner.
    4. Step 4: Scroll through the list and tap on each contact you want to delete. Selected contacts will have a checkmark next to their name.
  • Deleting Multiple Contacts
    1. Step 5: After selecting the contacts, tap on the “Delete” button at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
    2. Step 6: A confirmation prompt will appear. Tap “Delete Contacts” to confirm and remove all the selected contacts from your iPhone.


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

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to delete single and multiple contacts on your iPhone. By keeping your address book clean and organized, you can easily find and manage important contacts without any hassle. Now go ahead and declutter your iPhone’s contacts list!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy organizing!

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