Apple® iPhone® - Check for Duplicate Contacts Stored in Multiple Accounts

Note Notes:

  • Multiple accounts with the same contacts may create duplicates. To minimize, choose the app to use to back up your contacts and turn that setting off for other apps.
  • This info outlines how to manage your contact backup options for some common account types.
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR 
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus 
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
    • iPhone 4 / 4s

 

iCloud
Facebook
Google

 

iCloud

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Settings icon.
  2. Tap your Apple profile (e.g., Joe Smith) at the top of the Settings menu.
    Note If prompted, enter your Apple ID and Password then tap Sign In.
    iCloud profile
  3. Tap iCloud.
  4. Tap the Contacts switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note If already syncing with Verizon Cloud, turn off to avoid duplicates.

 

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Facebook

  1. Tap the Facebook app icon to open.
  2. Tap the More icon in the lower-right of the screen then tap Friends.
  3. Tap Contacts and verify that "Continuous Contacts Upload" is turned off.

 

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Google

  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Mail > Accounts.
  2. Tap Gmail.
  3. Tap the Contacts switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note If already syncing with Verizon Cloud, turn off to avoid duplicates.

 

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