How to Delete All Contacts on iPhone

My contact book is filled with numbers that I no longer use after years of saving contacts from various people I’ve met. However, I immediately discovered that removing contacts in bulk on the iPhone is difficult. There isn’t a straightforward way to choose and delete all contacts on iPhone. You’ve come to the right place if you’ve been wondering how to erase multiple or all contacts on your iPhone. Let’s have a look at the various options now that I’ve covered them all.

Delete All Contacts on iPhone

1. Delete a Specific Contact on iPhone

For those who don’t know how to delete a single contact from their iPhone, I’ll go over the methods to do so before we talk about deleting contacts in mass.

To begin, open your iPhone’s Contacts app and tap the contact you want to erase. On this page, you won’t find a delete button, so hit the Edit button in the top right corner.

Editing contact on iPhone

To delete a contact, scroll all the way to the bottom and tap the Delete Contact button.

Delete the contact on iPhone

2. Delete Multiple Contacts

While there isn’t a native option to bulk remove contacts, you may do it with the help of simple software. Delete Contacts+ is a simple program that allows you to find and delete contacts in just a few steps. Duplicates and blank contacts with incomplete information can also be filtered out using the program. To clear up your Contact book, use this software to identify and erase those iPhone contacts.

Begin by downloading and installing Delete Contacts+ from the App Store and open the app. Begin by downloading and opening the Delete Contacts+ app from the App Store. There are a few other filters available, such as exact duplicates, same name, no email, and so on. To find the contacts you want to delete, you can use the filter of your choosing.

Delete contacts + app for iPhone. Delete multiple contacts

Check the boxes next to all the contacts you want to get rid of. To complete the activity, simply touch the delete button after choosing all the contacts.

Select multiple contacts and delete on iPhone

3. Delete All Contacts Using iCloud

Using iCloud is another simple way to remove all the contacts from your iPhone. It syncs all contacts to any Apple device linked in with that ID, and we may delete numerous contacts with ease. You’ll need to log into your iCloud account from your computer. Go to and sign in with your Apple ID.

iCloud website on desktop

Once you’ve logged in, go to Contacts to see all of your iCloud contacts.

Contacts app on iCloud web app

You’d be able to access all the contacts on your iPhone. Hold down CMD (or Ctrl for Windows) and click a contact entry to select it. After you’ve selected all the contacts you wish to delete, go to the bottom left corner and click the Settings icon.

Select all contacts to delete from iCloud

Select Delete, and all of your contacts will be deleted from iCloud and all of your devices at the same time.

Deleting contacts on iCloud web

4. Delete Contacts From Other Services

Aside from iCloud contacts, Apple also allows you to import and sync contacts from other services including Google, AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft, Outlook, and others. In the Contacts app, these contacts display normally, and if you want to delete the full contacts list, you’ll have to do so from the Settings app too.

On your iPhone, go to Settings and scroll down to contacts. To open Accounts, tap to reveal its settings page.

Contacts app in Settings.

You’d be able to see all the accounts associated with your iPhone. Tap the Delete Account button next to the account you want to delete.

Deleting Gmail account and any contacts associated with it.

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Final Verdict: Delete All Contacts on iPhone

This completes the list of methods for deleting contacts from your iPhone. It takes a long time to delete each contact one by one, however, there are simple workarounds. Please let me know if I missed any other approaches.

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