How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on iPhone

Is there any way to merger duplicate contacts on iPhone 5? After I grabbed contacts I've backed up in Gmail and Outlook to my iPhone 5, only to find that there are so many duplicate contacts on my iPhone 5. It bothers me a lot. Any idea?

If you're using an iPhone, chances are that you may have duplicate contacts on it. This may cause after you improve contacts from Gmail, Outlook, or you just save contacts repeatedly. So, how could you dealt with the duplicate contacts? Don't worry. This article is going to shows somes tips on it.

Merge or delete duplicate contacts on iPhone

If the contacts are not many, you can delete the duplicate contacts by yourself on your iPhone. Tap "Contacts" on iPhone. Scroll down the contact list to find the duplicate contacts that you want to delete. Click "Edit" at the upper-right corner. Scroll down to the end of the screen. Click "Delete Contacts".

If you just want to link the contacts that have duplicate info, but don't want to delete them, you can follow this. After tapping "Edit", you can scroll down the screen until you get "Linked Cards". Tap the icon before "Link Contact...". This brings you back to the contact list. Go and find the contact you'd like to make a link with. Tap the contact and click "Link" at the top-right corner. Then, the two contacts are linked. When you view one contact, you can have easy access to the other contact.

Merge duplicate contacts with a program

Like the iPhone user above, have many duplicate contacts on your iPhone? Want to deal with them? Now with Wondershare TunesGo Retro, you can easily merge duplicate contacts on iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 easily and efficiently. Additionally, it not only lets you merge contacts saved on iPhone memory, but empowers you to merge contacts from iCloud, Exchange, Yahoo, Gmail and other accounts.

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Steps to merge duplicate contacts on iPhone

Step 1. Connect iPhone with PC

The first thing after you download Wondershare TunesGo Retro is to install and run it on your PC. It's fully compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. Connect your iPhone with PC via the USB cable that iPhone comes with. This program will detect your iPhone automatically and display your iPhone info in the primary window.

Note: Before you try Wondershare TunesGo Retro, please make sure that you're installed iTunes on your computer. Only with iTunes installed on your computer, it will work properly.

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Step 2. Merge duplicate contacts

To remove the copies of contacts, click "Contacts" in the left pane. Then in the contacts window, right click the button "De-duplicate". Then, TunesGo Retro will detect the contacts have copies after you select the accounts and phone memory. Any duplicate contacts with the same name, phone number or email will appear in the Merge Duplicate Contacts window. Select a match type. You can either choose to match contacts exactly or match contacts by group, say phone number, email or name. And then, click "Merge Selected" to merge all duplicate contacts or selected copies of contacts.

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During the process, this program will also back up the contacts automatically in case you need them in the future. Remember not to disconnect your iPhone during the process.

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In a second, the process is finished. And then you can see that there are no duplicate contacts on your iPhone any more. Beside merging contacts from iPhone, Wondershare TunesGo Retro lets you manage music, photos, and videos as well. Download TunesGo Retro to see how it makes your mobile life much easier and more wonderful.

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Jan 13,2016 16:51 pm / Posted by Thomas Jones to iPhone

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