Manually managing the contacts in the address book on your iPhone can be a bit difficult if you find duplicate listings for the same person. The Merge Duplicate Contacts feature in iOS makes it a lot less cumbersome by displaying them as a single unified contact.
How to merge duplicate contacts on iPhone
There could be many reasons why your iPhone ends up accumulating too many duplicate contacts, maybe some syncing issues between your iPhone and email account resulted in the duplication of contacts. Whatever the case is, this guide uncovers the automated iPhone trick to deal with annoying duplicate contacts and merge them.
- Unlock your iPhone.
- Tap the Contacts app on your iPhone Home Screen.
- Choose the View Duplicates option.
- Expand a contact card.
- Tap the Merge button at the bottom of the screen.
- Hit the Merge option again to confirm.
The best part of using this feature is you don’t have to rely on any third-party contact management tool to fix this problem. Just make sure your iPhone is running iOS 16 or later.
How do I merge two Contacts on my iPhone?
On your iPhone Home Screen, tap the Contacts app to launch it.
In the Contact Card screen that appears next, you’ll see all the duplicate contacts, if any.
If you don’t see any entries there, just refresh the screen by pulling it down and releasing it to refresh, again.
Tap the View Duplicates link to see a list of all the duplicate contacts or cards in your account. You can also see the number of cards that are found with the same name.
Alternatively, if you want to merge all contacts automatically. Tap the Merge All button under the Duplicates main list and hit the Merge option again to confirm.
Start reviewing each duplicated entry individually. Just select a contact from the list to see all the copies matching the same name entry.
Then, tap the Merge All button at the bottom of the screen to merge all the entries. This will clear them from the duplicate list. In case you are not aware, you can also merge calls on your iPhone.
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