How do I clean up Contacts on iPhone 12?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To clean up contacts on your iPhone 12, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone 12. It is usually a green icon with a silhouette of a person.

2. Once you’re in the Contacts app, tap on the “Groups” option located at the top left corner of the screen. This will show you a list of all the contact groups on your iPhone.

3. To remove contacts from a specific group, simply uncheck the box next to that group’s name. This will hide the contacts from that particular group, but they will still be visible in other groups or the All Contacts list.

4. If you want to delete individual contacts, scroll through your contact list and find the contact you wish to remove. Tap on the contact to open their details.

5. Within the contact details, you’ll see an “Edit” button at the top right corner of the screen. Tap on it.

6. Scroll down to the bottom of the contact edit screen, and you’ll find a “Delete Contact” option in red. Tap on it to remove the contact from your iPhone.

7. If you have duplicate contacts and want to merge them, go back to the main Contacts list and tap on the contact you want to merge.

8. Once the contact is open, tap on the “Edit” button at the top right corner of the screen.

9. Scroll down to the bottom of the contact edit screen again, and you’ll see a “Linked Contacts” option. Tap on it.

10. This will show you a list of potential duplicate contacts that can be merged with the current contact. Tap on the contacts you want to merge, and then tap on the “Link” option at the top right corner of the screen.

11. The selected contacts will now be merged into one, removing any duplicates from your contact list.

12. To ensure that your contact list is not cluttered with unnecessary contacts, you can also disable contact syncing with certain accounts. Go to Settings on your iPhone 12.

13. Scroll down and tap on “Contacts” to access the Contacts settings.

14. In the Contacts settings, you’ll see a list of accounts that are currently syncing contacts with your iPhone. Tap on the account you want to remove contacts from.

15. To remove contacts from the selected account, simply toggle off the “Contacts” option. This will prevent contacts from that account from appearing on your iPhone.

By following these steps, you can clean up your contacts on the iPhone 12, removing duplicates, unwanted contacts, and organizing them into groups.