How to Remove Gmail Sync Contacts From Android Phone

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of seeing all your Gmail contacts cluttering up your Android phone? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of removing Gmail sync contacts from your Android device. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

First, locate and open the Contacts app on your Android phone. This app may have a different name depending on the manufacturer of your device, but it usually has an icon that resembles a person or a Silhouette.

Step 2: Access the Settings

Once you have opened the Contacts app, look for the Settings option. This is typically represented by three vertically stacked dots or lines in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on it to continue.

Step 3: Choose Accounts

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find an option called Accounts. Tap on it to access your account settings.

If Using Stock Android:

If you are using stock Android, you will see a list of all the accounts associated with your device. Look for and tap on Gmail.

If Using Custom UI (e.g., Samsung One UI):

If you are using a custom user interface like Samsung One UI, you may need to tap on Your Account Name, followed by Accounts Sync.

Step 4: Sync Settings

In this step, we need to access the sync settings for your Gmail account. Look for an option labeled Sync Contacts. It may be located under a subheader called Personal or Accounts Sync.

Step 5: Disable Sync

To remove Gmail sync contacts from your Android phone, simply toggle off the switch next to Sync Contacts. This will disable the syncing of contacts between your Gmail account and your device.

Step 6: Confirm Action

A pop-up message may appear to confirm if you want to delete the synced contacts from your device. Tap on OK or Confirm, depending on the options presented to you.


You have successfully removed Gmail sync contacts from your Android phone. Now, when you open the Contacts app, you should only see the contacts that are saved directly on your device.

If you ever want to re-enable contact syncing in the future, follow the same steps and toggle on the switch next to Sync Contacts.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in streamlining your Android phone’s contacts list. Enjoy a clutter-free experience!

Note: Removing Gmail sync contacts from your Android device will not delete them from your Gmail account. They will still be accessible through the Gmail web interface or any other devices connected to that account.

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