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How to Remove Duplicate Contacts From Your Android Device


This tutorial today will be for those using Android Smartphone as it the most used /leading smartphone OS. This Operating system offers lots of innovation to its users. Without talking too much, we are here with the best process by which you can merge all your duplicate contacts on your device, having Duplicate contact on your device is not nice at all.

Remove Duplicate Contacts

You are going to learn how to remove duplicate contacts from your Android device. We often create more than one copies of a contact on our device which makes it difficult to navigate through. We will be listing the best method on How to Remove Duplicate Contacts using the listed method discussed below in this post; you can merge or remove all duplicate contacts you have on your device.

How To Remove Duplicate Contacts / Merge them

The first App that will be using is called Simpler Merge Duplicates it method is easy and straightforward within few minutes you will be done, so read the simple steps below to remove duplicate contact on your device.

Using Simpler Merge Duplicates 

Step 1. Download and Install the app first.
Step 2. Then launch the app on your device, it will start scanning all the contacts you have on your device.

Step 3. After the scanning is done, you will see all the duplicate contacts you have on your device.

Step 4. Now click on merge option and all the duplicate contacts will get removed from your device, and the unique contact will remain.

That’s it! You are done, all duplicate contacts will be deleted or merged, and you will now see only the unique contacts in your device.

Using Gmail To Merge Contacts

I know some people will not like using third party app to remove duplicate contacts on their device so this method will is for them using Gmail to merge duplicate contacts will come handy.

Login to your Gmail account and from the drop down select “Contacts” and all your contacts will be displayed.

Find the Duplicates contact there and click on duplicate contacts to delete it or merge them.

Using Duplicate Contacts App:

This app is simple to use, this app will show you duplicated contacts sorted by number or by name, and you can select which to delete. The duplicate contacts on your device are automatically selected, and The removed contacts are saved on vcf file on sdcard.

Step 1. Download and install the Duplicate Contacts App

Step 2. Launch the app, it will ask you for access to your contacts. Grant it access

Step 3. Now in the next step, it will ask you to allow the duplicate contacts to access photos, media, and files on your device. Allow it to continue.

Step 4. Now you need to swipe the app from left to right and there select the option ‘Show all.’
Step 5. Now the app will show you all the duplicate contacts. Here’s what you will see if the app finds any duplicate contacts, you can delete it directly from the app.

So above is all about How to Remove Duplicate Contacts From Your Android Device. With this explained method, you can now solve the problem of duplicate contacts on your device. I hope you like this post if you do, please do share it with your friends on social media and leave a comment.


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