There are many reasons why it is useful to delete contacts from an iPhone. Non-existent numbers, the desire to avoid certain people, unknown contacts, “slimming” contact lists, and other reasons related to security and privacy. Of course, you can easily delete several contacts on your iPhone, but the problem begins when we would like to delete hundreds of numbers at once.
Why to delete contacts
If you plan to sell your iPhone, or you want to give it to a friend or family as a gift, then you should first delete all private data along with your contact list. Unfortunately, the iPhone does not have the function of bulk deleting contacts. Unlike other phones, users have to delete individual entries from the list. Needless to say, how tedious and time-consuming this process is. Try some proven ideas for removing more contacts.
Delete multiple contacts via iCloud using a computer
If you want to delete multiple contacts from your iPhone or iPad using iCloud mass storage, then you need to follow these steps which are very easy to follow.
First, you need to connect the device to your computer. Now, you need to log in to your valid iCloud account with Apple ID and password. If you do not have a valid Apple ID, then you must register and create an account. After logging in, you’ll find many menus and options. Select and then select Contacts. If you’re using Mac OS, then you need to hold down the “command” button and select the contacts you want to delete. But, if you are using the Windows operating system, then you just need to hold down the control button (CTRL) in order to select unwanted or unnecessary contacts. After finishing the selection stage, you can press the “Delete” button on the keyboard or click on the gear icon (located in the lower left corner).
Use of Address Book and iTunes
Go to the address book and select the numbers you want to delete. Hold the “Control” button to mark several items at once. Go to the “Menu” bar and select “Edit”. Select “Delete cards / contacts”. Connect the iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
Press the “iPhone” icon at the top of the menu and select “Information”. Perform “Contact Synchronization” and press “Apply”.
Creating a new group and Deleting the whole group
iPhone or iPad do not give the opportunity to create groups directly to you. In this case, certain rules and steps must be followed.
You must connect your iOS device to your computer first. Then log in to your iCloud account. You will have access to many options and menus. Click on ‘Contacts’ and then the plus (+) markings that should be in the bottom left corner of the screen. Select the “New group” option. Enter a name or title for the group. Go through your contacts. You must hold down the Command key (for Mac users) or the Control key (for Windows users) to select the contacts you want to add to this group. Now drag the selected contacts to the group you just created. To delete a group, you need to connect your device to your computer again, log in to your iCloud account, and then open the Contacts menu by following the steps above. When you do this, you must select the group you want to delete. Now click the Delete button on your keyboard. A new window will open that will ask you to confirm your decision. Click Delete to delete the group.