How to Remove Duplicate Contacts on iOS

I’m a heavy user of Google services, but prefer iOS for mobile devices. This has always resulted in out-of-sync contacts on my phone because contact syncing isn’t perfect between Google and iCloud. I finally got fed up and decided to make Google the sole keeper of my contacts. Here’s how:

Export your iCloud contacts

Login to iCloud

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Choose Contacts

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Export your iCloud contacts

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Import your contacts into Google

Go to your Google Contacts

Import your contacts

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Merge duplicate contacts

Choose your newly imported contact group and “Find & merge duplicates”

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Verify the merge

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Disable iCloud contacts on iOS

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Done!

You should be left with a clean list of contacts on your phone!

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