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How to Delete Recent Contacts Showing Up in Your Text History

Why deleted iPhone contacts still show up for texting?

"I deleted a contact from my iPhone for a long time, and it has disappeared in the list of my address book. However, when I go to create a new message and type the contact's name, the deleted one still shows up automatically. This is not what I want. I just want to deleted it completely and permanently. How can I make this?"

It's a common issue, and every iPhone user may come across this. If you check your iPhone, there may be also one or a few recent contacts showing up in your text history. In fact, it's a shortcut to find someone's phone number that you frequently keep in touch with. When the number is deleted or useless, this function turns to be a trouble to you. Don't worry.  By following the guide below, you'll get rid of the annoying recent contacts away from your text history.

Step 1. Download this program – Wondershare SafeEraser on your computer

Wondershare SafeEraser or Wondershare SafeEraser for Mac is the program which will help you get rid of recent contacts  showing up in your text history. It's pretty easy to use. You can download it to have a try first. Download and install it on your Windows PC. Run it and connect your iPhone with it through a USB cable. It will detects your iPhone and display it in the main window.


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Step 2. Choose to erase private data

In the primary window, choose ERASE Private Data . Let the program scan for the deleted contact and your iPhone keyboard cache.

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Step 3. Erase deleted contact 

During the scanning process, you can click Deleted Data to see all former deleted contacts on your iPhone. After scanning, check Deleted Data and Keyboard Cache and then click Erase Now button to erase the data from your iPhone.

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That's it! You can also use the ERASE DELETED FILES to remove more unwanted former deleted files from your iPhone or try the ERASE ALL DATA to set your iPhone as a new one without any extra data.

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