Knowing how to remove several contacts on iPhone at the same time can save you a significant amount of time since the conventional technique only enables you to erase each contact one at a time from your phone.
In other words, whether you’re intending to pass your iPhone down to a family member or you inadvertently synced your contacts list with a buddy and are wondering whether there’s a way to remove all those additional names, we’ve got some good news for you.
Despite the fact that the technique we’ll describe is a little difficult, it’s still better than removing contacts one at a time. In addition to deleting numerous iPhone contacts in half the time, it would take you to do it manually, you’ll also free up a significant amount of storage space on your smartphone as a result of using this method.
You can find a detailed walkthrough on how to remove numerous contacts on your iPhone in one go down below. If you’re not near a desktop computer (it doesn’t matter whether it runs on macOS or Windows), make sure you have an iCloud account set up first before proceeding with the procedure. Ready? All right, let’s get this party started.
Open your web browser and go to icloud.com to login into your iCloud account.
You may be required to provide a six-digit two-factor authentication number in order to proceed. If everything is working well, this should be shown on your iPhone.
If you’re using a private computer, choose Trust from the drop-down menu in the “Trust this browser” box. That way, you won’t have to input a verification code the next time you login into your account.
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Go ahead and click on the “Contacts” icon, as seen in the following screenshot.
The contacts list on your iPhone should now be visible since it is presently saved in your iCloud. You may now choose the contacts that you wish to remove from your phone’s contact list.
For those of you who are using a Windows computer, you may pick as many contacts as you like by holding down the Ctrl key while using your mouse (this allows you to skip those that you want to keep). You may also hold Shift while selecting the first contact and the final contact that you want to remove if you want to pick a large chunk of information.
The Command key should be held down when selecting each contact you wish to remove on a macOS computer.
The contacts that have been chosen should appear on the right-hand side of the screen.
Select the tiny options icon in the bottom left corner and then click “Delete” if you’re happy with your choices. Alternatively, you may simply hit the Delete (Del) key on a computer’s keyboard or the Backspace key on Mac’s keyboard.
Then, in a pop-up box that appears, confirm your selection by clicking “Delete” a second time.
You’ve completed your task.