How to Unlink Contacts on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Unlink Contacts on iPhone

Are you tired of having multiple contacts for the same person on your iPhone? It can be frustrating and confusing, especially when you’re trying to find a specific contact.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution – unlinking contacts. In this article, we will guide you through the process of unlinking contacts on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

To begin, locate and open the Contacts app on your iPhone. The app icon resembles a Silhouette of a person against a gray background.

Step 2: Select the Linked Contact

In the Contacts app, find and select the contact that you want to unlink from another contact. This will open the contact’s details page.

Step 3: Tap “Edit”

Once you’re on the contact’s details page, tap the “Edit” button located in the top-right corner of your screen. The page will switch to edit mode, allowing you to make changes to the contact.

Step 4: Scroll Down and Tap “Linked Contacts”

Scroll down through the contact’s information until you find the “Linked Contacts” section. Tap on it to view all linked contacts for this particular entry.


If there are no linked contacts shown in this section, it means that this particular contact is not linked with any other contacts on your iPhone.

Step 5: Unlink Contacts

In the “Linked Contacts” section, you will see a list of all contacts that are currently linked with this entry. To unlink a contact, simply tap on its name in the list.

  • If you want to unlink multiple contacts, tap on each contact’s name individually.
  • If you want to unlink all contacts at once, tap the “Unlink All” button located at the bottom of the list.

Step 6: Confirm Unlinking

After tapping on a contact’s name or the “Unlink All” button, a confirmation prompt will appear asking if you’re sure you want to unlink the contact(s). Tap “Unlink” to confirm and proceed with the unlinking process.

Step 7: Review Unlinked Contacts

Once you’ve completed the unlinking process, return to the contact’s details page. Scroll down to the “Linked Contacts” section and verify that the previously linked contact(s) have been successfully unlinked.

Note: Unlinking a contact will not delete or remove it from your iPhone. It simply separates it from any other contacts that were previously linked.

Congratulations! You have successfully unlinked contacts on your iPhone.

Repeat these steps for any other contacts that you wish to separate from linked entries. Keeping your contacts organized will make it easier for you to find and communicate with your important connections.


In this tutorial, we’ve covered how to unlink contacts on your iPhone. By following these simple steps, you can easily manage and organize your contacts, ensuring a clutter-free address book.

Remember, unlinking a contact doesn’t delete it – it just separates it from any linked entries. We hope this guide has been helpful in streamlining your iPhone’s contact list!

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