Edit Contacts
1.1 Open Contacts
1.2 Import Contacts to Gmail
1.3 Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac
1.4 Export Outlook Contacts
1.5 Export Contacts from iPhone
1.6 Merge Contacts
1.7 Merge iPhone Contacts
1.8 Edit iPhone Contacts
1.9 Delete Skype Contacts on iPad
1.10 Get iPhone Contacts Back
1.11 Contact Management Software

How to Merge Duplicate iPhone Contacts

It is usual for people to switch a new phone number, email address or other information when they change a job or go to another place, so it may be frustrating when you find your iPhone Contacts app overruns multiple entries for one single contact or duplicate contacts. How can you merge iPhone contacts? How to delete duplicate contacts on iPhone? Then this article is prepared for you to merge iPhone contacts.

Merge iPhone Contacts

Part 1. Merge iPhone Contacts with iOS Data Manager

Too time-consuming to merge duplicate contacts together on iPhone? What else you can do to merge duplicate iPhone contacts? Alternatively, you can de-duplicate contacts with a reliable third-party tool. And here, we would like to recommend you FoneTrans, an efficient iOS data manager program to help you merge duplicate contacts on iPhone from Mac and PC with ease. First, download and install FoneTrans to see how it works on iPhone duplicate contacts merging.


Step 1 Launch FoneTrans and plug your iPhone into Mac or PC via USB cable. The program will soon detect your device and show the main info of it in the interface.

Connect iPhone before iPhone Contacts Merging

Step 2 Click "Contacts" from the left control, and it will automatically scan all your iPhone contacts for seconds. Then hit "De-duplicate" from the upper menu.

All Contacts on iPhone

Step 3 Then the software will fast locate the duplicate iPhone contacts and display them in a pop-up interface. Tick the target duplicate contacts you want to merge together. When you finish the selection, simply click "Merge Selected" button to end iPhone duplicate contacts merging.

Merge iPhone Duplicate Contacts with FoneTrans

As an efficient iOS Data Manager, FoneTrans can help you easily manage iPhone files, like iPhone contacts backup and restore, data (videos, songs, contacts, SMS) transfer and so on.

Part 2. Merge Multiple Contacts on iPhone from Mac

You can also merge multiple contacts on iPhone from a Mac, as long as both Mac and your iPhone are using the same iCloud account. In that case, whatever you've done with contacts on Mac will instantly and automatically sync to the iPhone contacts. With this method, you can easily complete iPhone contacts merging.

Merge multiple contacts into a single contact

Step 1 Merge multiple contacts into a single contact.

Step 2 Click "Card" tab from the top tool menu and choose "Merge Selected Cards" option. By the way, single contact is also called "Card".

Step 3 If you mistakenly merge wrong contacts, then you can undo it by press "Command" and "z" from the keyboard or you can click "Edit" from the top tool menu and choose "Undo".

Merge Selected iPhone Contacts on Mac

Merge and delete duplicate contacts on iPhone from Mac

Have multiple iPhone contacts? It is troublesome for you to merge duplicate contacts on iPhone, and then you can optionally merge and clear duplicate iPhone contacts on Mac.

Step 1 Launch Contacts app on Mac, and hit "Card" from the upper menu. You can find an option "Look for Duplicates" and click it.

Look for iPhone Duplicate Contacts on Mac

Step 2 Mac will scan all your iPhone contacts and prompt you of a message, "X duplicate cards and X duplicated entries are found". Click "Merge" button and merge duplicate iPhone contacts.

Merge iPhone Duplicate Contacts on Mac

Considering both iPhone and Mac are using the same iCloud account, you should see what change you've done on Mac Contacts on iPhone. If not, navigate to "Settings" > "iCloud", and check "Contacts" is toggled on.

Part 3. Deduplicate Multiple Contacts on iPhone

How to merge contacts on iPhone? Keep reading.

Step 1 Launch Contacts app on your iPhone, and open the target contact you want to merge with another contact or more.

Choose Target iPhone Contact

Step 2 Tap on "Edit" at the upper-right corner. Scroll down the screen and tap on "Linked Contacts".

Linked Contacts on iPhone Contacts

Step 3 Locate and choose another target contact, and then tap on "Link" at the corner.

Link Another iPhone Contacts with Target iPhone Contact

Step 4 Repeat these steps for more duplicates. Otherwise hit "Done" to finish the contacts merging.

Merge iPhone Contacts on iPhone

In this article, we mainly discuss how to merge iPhone contacts. Hope this post can give you some tips whenever you want to merge or delete iPhone duplicate contacts.

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Sept 6, 2019 13:38 / Updated by to iOS Tips

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