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Simple Tip To Delete All Contacts From Apple iPhone Address Book

iPhone Address BookApple iPhone Operating System has undergone its third major update but it still lacks many basic functionality like option to delete all contact in your address-book from within the phone, if you are struggling to erase your iPhone contacts list here is an fast and easy single-click solution for deleting all contacts from your iPhone.

Cleaned iPhone Address Book

Steps To Completely Erase Your iPhone Address Book :

  1. You need an jailbroken iPhone with Cydia installed to get this working. (For non-jailbroken devices checkout - )
  2. Launch Cydia and search for free Application Erase Contacts.
  3. iPhone All Contacts Delete Procedure
  4. Install Erase Contacts.
  5. iPhone All Contacts Delete Procedure

    iPhone All Contacts Delete Procedure

  6. Launch Erase Contacts from springboard but keep in mind there is no confirmation and launching the application will erase all iPhone contacts straight away without confirming.
  7. iPhone All Contacts Delete Procedure

    iPhone All Contacts Delete Procedure

  8. Check your address-book it should be clean.
  9. Cleaned iPhone Address Book


You can delete unnecessary contacts in bulk if you download "Contacts Cleaner" iphone app

Thanks for suggestion but "Contacts Cleaner" is an paid app costing $3.99.

Which is more than OK if you wan to delete a couple of thousands contacts. Good work needs to be rewarded

Nice tips very useful indeed thanks for the share.

I used CopyTrans Contacts. It is not free but the trial version was enough to delete my large address book at once from my iphone.

I followed these directions anf it helped me to delete all my contacts off my iPhone.





This app saved my ass! Thank you!

thanks a ton

I can't find the app in the app store - do they no longer carry it?

THANKKKKKK UUUUU SOOOO MUUCCCHHHH!!!! 1,115 contacts cannot be erased 1 by 1

ADMIN NOTE - CAUTION : The option below can be dangerous if you have a jailbroken phone, read here -

Settings - General - Reset ---> Erase All Content and Settings

This will remove all content (including contacts) from your phone and reset it to factory defaults.

Thanks for sharing this! Just saved me a load of hassle doing it 1 by 1!

It worked alright, but now i can't delete it. and i am trying to figure out how to sync with a specific google group (instead of "all contacts") but in the meantime, now my phone wont even sync at ALL! does this mean that the app is preventing me from syncing?? Please help!

to remove the aplication, you need to go to Cydia and search again the app, and now where before had a Install botton, then now have a modify boton, push Modify and then remove... thats it!.... good luck...

Now there is an App for this: ContactDel, remove all contacts is just a touch of a button, no sync-ing, no connecting to your computer, as simple as it can be!

Just search ContactDel in App Store, or search

ContactDel provides many ways to delete your contacts in batch on iPhone and iPod Touch. Use ContactDel to save time when cleaning up your address book.
1. Delete All: The easiest way to delete all contacts on your iPhone and iPod Touch, just push the button, the App does the rest.
2. Delete by Name: list your contacts by names, check-mark in batch and delete in batch.
3. Restore: you can restore major information of previous deleted contacts at anytime.

Note: only first name, last name, phone number, address, email can be restored. Contact photo, notes, homepage, and ring tone setting are permanently deleted.

See here for features and screen shots

thnak aloooooooooooooootttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

Thank you! Excellent, simple, instant. Couldn't ask for more!

Brilliant - didn'twant to sit for hours deleting 200 contacts. works perfectly! thank you

Cydia is very helpful

I used ContactDel on my 3GS and it deleted all my contacts but the Groups are still in my contact list; even after a reboot. any one has any idea? thanks a lot!I've tried to delete with itunes with no success.

muy bueno hermoano

Can u any body help me this is second time my all My all contact why delating automatically why?

Thanks a lot for the article...very useful app this one :D

You have really solved my problems, thanks a lot.

I just easy way to delete my all contacts of my phone book. There is no need to buy an application. Just download NQ contact sync from apps store for totally free. It helps you backup your all contacts and you can clean your all contacts from your phone by NQ contacts sync in option

Back up all your contacts from outlook. Delete the contacts from outlook. Sync the iphone contacts with outlook using itunes. Rplaces the contents of iphone with outlook contacts


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