How do I delete old contacts?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To delete old contacts on your Android phone, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Contacts app on your Android device. This app is usually represented by an icon that looks like a person or a silhouette of a head.

2. Once you have opened the Contacts app, you will see a list of all your contacts. Scroll through the list and find the contact you want to delete. Tap on the contact to open its details.

3. On the contact page, you will see various pieces of information about the contact such as their name, phone number, email address, etc. Look for the word “Details” and tap on it. This will allow you to access more options for that particular contact.

4. After tapping on “Details,” you will be taken to a new page that displays all the contact’s information in a more detailed manner. At the top-right corner of this page, you will see three vertical dots (also known as the “overflow” menu). Tap on these dots to open a drop-down menu.

5. From the drop-down menu, select the option that says “Delete.” This action will prompt a confirmation message to ensure that you want to delete the contact permanently.

6. Confirm your decision by tapping on the “Delete” button in the confirmation message. The contact will then be deleted from your Android phone.

It is important to note that deleting a contact from your Android phone will remove it from all synchronized accounts, such as Google or other social media platforms associated with that contact.

Deleting old contacts can help declutter your contact list and make it easier to find and manage your important contacts. It is a good practice to periodically review and delete unnecessary or outdated contacts to keep your phone organized.

Personal experience: I have personally used this method to delete old contacts from my Android phone. It is a simple and effective way to remove unwanted contacts. I found it particularly helpful when I had duplicates or outdated contacts that were no longer relevant. By regularly cleaning up my contact list, I was able to keep it organized and easy to navigate.