How to delete multiple or all contacts from iPhone?

By default your iPhone or iPad will only let you delete contacts one by one. If you want to delete certain or a few contacts or phone numbers on iPhone, it is no big deal. However if you have a very long contacts list, say 200, 400 or more contacts want to remove from iPhone, to delete one contact at a time is apparently infeasible. There has to be some way we can bulk delete multiple contacts on iPhone or even delete all contacts at once on iPhone. In this guide, we will show you how to directly and quickly delete multiple contacts from iPhone, delete all contacts from iPhone iPad at once using WeSync app without computer or iTunes.

Latest Update:
The app developer seems to discontinued the English language support. Chinese is the default language and we can’t find language settings to change it to other language any more. If you are looking for a way to batch delete contacts on iPhone, we recommend these solutions

How to batch delete multiple contacts from iPhone?

Currently you need to download an iOS app on to your iPhone or iPad in order to delete a lot of contacts quickly. We recommend WeSync! app for iOS. You can get it now on Apple App Store for FREE. It is developed by Tencent the same company who also made WeChat, QQ and many other useful apps.

Run WeSync app on iPhone, you will get a screen like below. It prompts you to log in once you launch the app. However you do not need to sign in or create an account if you just like to use it to delete contacts on iPhone. We are not sure though whether the developer would change this in future upgrades or not.

wesync app for iphone home

Tap the menu icon from the top left corner of the WeSync app on iPhone to open its menu page as below.

iphone wesync app menu

Choose Organize contacts from above screen, you will open a list of feature within this app to merge duplicated contacts on iPhone, share and transfer iPhone contacts, sort contacts on iPhone and deleted contacts on iPhone. See below screenshot.

wesync app to organize contacts on iphone

Select Delete Contacts from above screen, you will then be taken to a screen like this.

select and batch delete multiple contacts on iphone at once using wesync app

Now you can see a list of all your contacts on iPhone. Simply tap on the empty circle in front of the contact person to select, you can select and delete multiple contacts at once on iPhone. Select as many contacts as you like, then hit the Delete button to remove all selected contacts from iPhone. This is the easiest way to delete multiple contacts on iPhone.

How to delete all contacts from iPhone at once?

Want to quickly delete all contacts on iPhone in a batch mode? On the Delete Contacts screen, there will be a Select All button at the top right corner, you can tap on it to select all contacts on iPhone at once, then hit the Delete button at the bottom, you will then get a pop-up message saying “Would you like to delete selected contacts? The action cannot be reversed.” Tap on OK button to confirm and instantly remove all contacts from iPhone.

select and delete all contacts on iphone at once using wesync app

Have you ever deleted the wrong number on iPhone or iPad? If so you can recover them from iCloud, iTunes backup or any other backups saved on your computer. Check out this tutorial to backup and restore iPhone contacts through iCloud. When the lost contacts can not be retrieved from backups or no backup made before, you can refer to this guide to recover deleted contacts from iPhone without backups.

 

19 thoughts on “How to delete multiple or all contacts from iPhone?”

  1. Deleted the contacts on the app itself but not on my actual iPhone contacts. That’s the only reason I wanted it in the first place is to clean up my iCloud memory.

  2. Hi I’ve tried using the app, but it keeps asking me to create an account. I’ve tried to do this but it stalls at the point of sending a verification text. Can you assist?

    Thanks!

    1. the developer of this free app wants users to sign up an account so you get the prompt to sign up and log in using your account. in the current version, you can choose the ‘skip now’ option to continue using it to manage contacts on iPhone without subscription or any account. however the developer may force users to sign up before they can use it in future upgrades. If you do not like the above app, you can also find more methods to delete multiple or all contacts from iPhone here.

  3. hi, so to be clear, i can spend time cleaning my contacts with this app but it doesn’t sync to my laptop contacts? the whole point is to clean up my contacts on both all platforms.

    1. this is a iphone app. it can help users delete multiple contacts on iPhone quickly. you do not need to use a laptop or iTunes in order to delete contacts on iphone.
      what kind of contacts on laptop do you want to clear?

      1. You are not understanding my question. If this app does not sync contacts to the laptop, spending time deleting contacts on your phone is a waste of time. The whole point of deleting contacts on your iphone is so it syncs to the contacts on your laptop and the contacts on your laptop get cleaned up as well – because iphone and macs have contacts synced. Otherwise, you’ve only cleaned your contacts on one device. Sounds like this app is not a good app to delete contacts because it only deletes them on your phone and doesn’t sync to your computer.

    1. it seems the developer has discontinued the english language support. we have suggested alternative ways to batch remove contacts from iPhone. you can scroll up to the beginning of above guide and refer to the linked article for the details.

    1. it seems the developer has discontinued the english language support. we have suggested alternative ways to batch remove contacts from iPhone. you can scroll up to the beginning of above guide and refer to the linked article for the details.

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