Almost everyone must have changed their phone number at least once because of some personal reasons. You may have many phone numbers saved in your contact list which will not be valid anymore. It is necessary to delete wrong numbers from your phone to keep your contacts updated time to time.

Delete contacts on iPhone/iPad

Deleting a contact seems to be one of the easiest tasks but it's quite confusing on iOS. You will agree on this only if you are an iPhone or iPad user. Have you also struggled to find delete contact option in the Contacts and Phone app on your iOS device?

If you long-press on the contact, it will only show you options for calling, message, and video call. There is no option for deleting even in the contact's detail page. In this guide, we are going to teach you one of the most basic things i.e. to delete a contact from your iPhone or iPad. Now without wasting any time, let's get started!

How to delete contacts on iPhone and iPad


Once you get to know this, you are definitely going to say that it was pretty simple. You are just missing a simple step. Anyways, here is complete step-by-step guide to delete contacts on any iOS device -
  1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find and open the contact you want to delete.
    Contact detail page
  3. Click the Edit option at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom and there you will see Delete contact option. Simply, click on it.
    Delete contact on iPhone and iPad
  5. Now you will be asked again. Just tap on Delete Contact and you have done it.
So it's that much easy to delete a contact on your iPhone or iPad. The delete option should be available in the contact's detail page but unfortunately it's not there and you have to go one more step in the edit option for that.

Delete contacts on iPhone from Phone app


You can also delete contacts on your iPhone from the Phone app. This method is useful for deleting a contact that you have called recently. Here's what you need to do -
  1. Simply open the Phone app on your iOS device.
  2. You will land up on the Recent tab where all you recently called contacts are shown. Click the i (info) icon next to the contact you want to delete.
  3. Now tap the Edit option at the top-right corner.
  4. As in the previous method, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Delete contact option.
  5. Tap on the Delete contact button again to continue. That's it.
We hope you find this guide helpful to delete wrong and outdated contacts from your iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, iOS doesn't provide any option to select multiple contacts at once in the Contacts app. So if you want to delete more than one contacts, you have to delete them one-by-one manually as we have explained above. Let us know if you have any other query in your mind related to this topic. You can check out this iPhone page on our website for more useful tricks, tips and guides related to your iPhone.