iPhone How to Merge Contacts

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I find myself adding duplicate contacts a lot when I’m rushing and being lazy. Instead of just looking up a contact and changing the number or adding an email, I’ll create a new one. This is all fine and dandy until I go to call, text, or email that contact and I’m just not sure which number to use or email address to send to. In this iPhone How to Merge Contacts article, you’ll find the solution to your double contacts.

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on an iPhone

iPhone Contacts List
  • Open “Contacts” on your iPhone
Find the Duplicate Contacts
  • Scroll through until you locate one of the contacts you’d like to merge and select by clicking it.
View of a Sample Contact
  • This will bring you to the contact information page for that contact.
  • Click on “Edit” at the top right of the page.
Merging contacts
  • If you scroll to the bottom you will see a link labeled “link contacts“, click that.
Find the second contact to merge
  • After clicking “link contacts“, iPhone will open up your contact list again so you can find the second contact you’d like to merge with.
  • Scroll through and click the contact when you locate it.
Merging 2 contacts before saving
  • After you’ve picked the contact you want to merge, iPhone will return to the Edit screen of the first contact you chose.
  • Here you can continue editing the contact or scroll to the top and click “Save
iPhone How to Merge Contacts Completed
  • Once saved, your contact will be updated to include numbers, email addresses, home addresses, or whatever information you combined.
iphone how to merge contacts list updated with just one contact
  • That’s it!
  • Now the two contacts have been merged into one. No more clogging up your list with multiple contacts of the same person or business.

Hopefully this quick how to guide will help you clean up your contacts list and help you be as efficient as possible.

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