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    Exclamation How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    I do not have a delete option on the screen??
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Click on edit like we're wanted to change something in the contact then scroll to the bottom. The delete option is down there.
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Scroll to the very bottom of the contact by opening your contact app. Hit EDIT in the upper right corner, In RED you will see Delete Contact.... Simply delete it and it that contact will be gone. I would backup to either iTunes or iCloud in case you are deleting many and you deleted some you did not intend you could get them back and start over.
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    iOS 7? U have to select a contact, press 'edit' and scroll all the way to he bottom. There will be a delete contact button there
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Can you merge these 2 threads please?
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    I press the delete button on the bottom of the page and it does not delete the contact. What can I do?
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    it hasn't worked
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    I have done that and it doesn't remove the contact.
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    I woke up this morning and every student I taught in the past 15 years appeared on my contact list. I have no clue as to how they got in there . I have an ATT IPhone I realize this has something to do with gmail and I cloud but I'm not sure what happened and how to get rid if it and so that it won't happen again? Was it something I did while syncing or with backup?Do I need to be in front of my imac or can I do something while I'm on my iPhone besides deleting each person individually? thanks so much for answering!!!
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Open Contacts on your computer and delete the contact.

    Connect your phone to your computer, open iTunes on the computer and do a sync.

    That should remove the same contact from your phone.

    This method may differ depending on the OS of the computer. Doing an internet search may help.

    Good luck with it.

    I've been trying to remove Groups of contacts from my iPad Mini, and I think I finally figured it out.

    There is almost no data for this action using OSX Mavericks, because it is so new I suppose.
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    I would like to be able to click a bunch and delete them?? I also DO not have a delete button !!!!!!!!!!!! help
    my husband got all his emaill and FB peeps in my phone !!!!!
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    How do i delete several contacts on my i phone 4s
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by arslanswati View Post
    How do i delete several contacts on my i phone 4s
    Edit / Delete on several contacts. Or delete them on a computer synced to your phone via iCloud.
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Hi!... I've tried everyone's suggestion, I scroll to the very bottom of the screen to delete contact but there is no option. It's strange because my i4 had the same option you have stated. I don't get it...
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Is it a regular contact or a synced one?


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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    I cant believe we have 16 replies to this thread
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    You have to go into each contact u don't want to delete hit the edit button in the top right the go all the way down hit the unlink option after that clost your contacts app all tge way out then open it again go to the contact hit edit then it will give you the option to delete :-) hope this helps
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    Yes, 16 replies and no actual response to the scenario where there is no delete button present when one hits 'edit.'

    So, 16 replies that are categorically NOT helpful.
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie McD View Post
    Yes, 16 replies and no actual response to the scenario where there is no delete button present when one hits 'edit.'

    So, 16 replies that are categorically NOT helpful.
    No delete button I would guess then that the contacts are synced some how .. Check your settings find how they are syncing and turn off contacts. It will ask remove or keep on the phone .. You can press remove ..

    I would then go to where ever they are syncing from and edit or delete them so then they will not sync to the phone
    Example if it's gmail go to your gmail and delete the contacts from their.
    This question is really not that hard yet people seem to have a hard time understanding the concept. That the contacts are being pushed to your phone from whatever service or email you have setup


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    I found the normal way to delete but it's not working in my case. A little back ground:
    I found my record in the Contacts app to have merged with another record. It now contained both birthdays, duplicate phone numbers, etc. The list of all contacts then used his first name with the note that it was me.

    I've edited the record but it's still flaky. I scroll to the bottom and find that there are links and when I delete them, there is some odd behavior.

    I would like to delete both my record and the other record but the delete option isn't always available and when it is, it doesn't delete the contact.
    Where to from here?
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawstring View Post
    I found the normal way to delete but it's not working in my case. A little back ground:
    I found my record in the Contacts app to have merged with another record. It now contained both birthdays, duplicate phone numbers, etc. The list of all contacts then used his first name with the note that it was me.

    I've edited the record but it's still flaky. I scroll to the bottom and find that there are links and when I delete them, there is some odd behavior.

    I would like to delete both my record and the other record but the delete option isn't always available and when it is, it doesn't delete the contact.
    Where to from here?
    If you have more than one email account configured with your device, more than likely, contacts from those accounts are displaying and showing up as duplicates. Simply go to Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and disable the contacts for all configured accounts except one, preferably the one that contains the most or all of the contacts you associate with regularly. You can send an email to those contacts from ANY configured email account on your device. Anyway, after you've removed/disabled/unsynced the contacts from all but one of your email accounts, you should be able to delete any contacts in the list that you no longer need by tapping on the contact and then tapping on "Edit" and then scrolling down to the bottom and tapping on "Delete Contact".
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    1) Use a PC to login to www.icloud.com.

    2) Find the contact and press Delete Contact.
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    Default Re: How do i delete contacts on iphone 5 ios 7?

    I am having the same problem. I think it it partly due to the fact that my phone, iPad and Mac are linked through the cloud. I don't need or want my entire address book in my phone. I also want to get rid of Facebook contacts from my phone but can't do that either.
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