How to Delete Contact(s) on Android

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s start.

Note: Take a backup of the contacts if you wish.

How to Delete Contacts on Android

To Delete Single Contact

Open Contacts app.

Long press the one you wish to delete.

Hit the “Trash can” icon at the top. In the pop-up, tap “Delete.”

To Delete Multiple Contacts

Open Google Contacts website in your Android browser. Give the credentials of your Google account.

You see the contacts on your Android device. Hit the photo beside the contact you like to remove.

Tap the three vertical dots at the top. Hit the “Delete” option. In the confirmation pop-up, hit “Delete.”

Alternate Method

Launch Contacts app.

Select the contacts you like to remove.

You see the “Trash can” icon at the top right. Hit it. In the pop-up, hit the “Delete” option.

To Delete All Contacts at Once

Open Contacts app.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top > Select all.

Tap the “Trash can” icon at the top. In the pop-up, tap “Delete.”


How to Remove Duplicate Contacts in Google Contacts

Note: I’m using Windows 10 PC.

You can do this task by removing or merging the duplicate contacts. Let’s see both.

To Remove Duplicate Contacts

Go to Google Contacts.

Find and select the duplicate contacts. Hit the three vertical dots at the top.

Click on the “Delete” option. Hit “Delete” in the confirmation pop-up.

To Merge Duplicate Google Contacts

Go to Google Contacts.

Click on “Merge & fix” from the left sidebar. You see the duplicate contacts now.

If you want to merge selectively, then use the “Merge” option in each contact.

If you want to merge all duplicates, click on the “Merge all” button at the top right.


How to Set a Contact as Favorite on Android

Open Phone app.

Hit “Favorites” at the bottom.

Tap “Add a favorite” option. If you’ve a contact set as a favorite, then you see the “Add” option instead of “Add a favorite.”

Choose the contact you prefer.

That’s all. You see that contact in the “Favorites” section. You also see the same in the “Favorites” of the “Contacts” app,

Alternate Method

Launch Phone app.

Hit on “Contacts” at the bottom.

Tap the contact you like. Hit the “Star” icon at the top right.

How to Reorder a Contact in Favorites

Go to Favorites.

Long press the one you like in the “Favorites” section.

Drag and drop it in the position you want.

How to Remove a Contact from Favorites

Open Phone app.

Hit on “Favorites” at the bottom.

In the “Favorites” section, you see the contacts you have set as a favorite.

Long press the one you like to remove. Hit “Remove” option.

Alternate Way

Launch Phone app.

Hit on “Contacts” at the bottom.

Hit the contact which has set as a favorite.

Tap the “Star” icon at the top right.