How to Merge Duplicate Contacts

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts

It's inevitable that you will occasionally find yourself with duplicate entries for the same contact. Fortunately, merging the information into a single entry is relatively simple. Here’s how to merge duplicate contacts.

Open your Phone app and tap Contacts at the bottom of the screen. Locate the duplicate contact and tap Edit in the upper right corner.

Scroll down to the very bottom and select Link Contacts.

Your contacts will pop up; locate the duplicate you want to merge into a single contact and open it. Tap Link in the upper right corner.

If you have more duplicate entries, select Link Contacts and repeat.

Tap Done once you have linked all duplicate contacts.

To unlink contacts, simply tap the red minus sign next to the contact you wish to unlink.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.