I tried to delete all the contacts, but about ten of them remained in memory. I then turned off iCloud to isolate the problem, but nothing to do. I also tried to delete all contacts on my MBP and then overwrite contacts on iPad with iTunes. Even so I wasn't able to delete the contacts.
You also have problems when you try to delete contacts from iPhone or iPad? If your iPhone is full of useless contacts, it is recommended that you remove them immediately. To remove one or a few contacts, you can go to the iPhone's Address Book App and click on the one you want to delete. Then just click on "Edit" and scroll down the screen to select "Delete".
However, if you have many contacts (hundreds) to delete, you cannot use this manual mode! Too boring and too time-consuming. Worse still, if, like many users, you can't find the button at the bottom " Modification”After the iOS update. If this happens, what can be done?
To mass delete contacts on iPhone, the best way is to resort to an "iPhone Manager" software that also allows you to delete contacts in a simple, safe and fast way. TunesGO is software designed to help you manage everything on your iPhone, even your address book contacts. With its help you can delete multiple contacts at the same time and solve any problem.
Guide: How to Delete Contacts from iPhone
The steps are the same regardless if your iPhone regardless of the iOS version. Download TunesGO and install it on your PC or Mac.
Step 1. Launch TunesGO and connect iPhone to PC
Connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cable. After connecting, TunesGO will immediately detect your iOS device. If it works, you will find that your device data will show up in the left menu.
Step 2. Removing contacts
From the top menu click on "INFORMATION" and then from the left sidebar click on "Contacts". If you have synced iPhone contacts with iCloud, Yahoo! and Exchange, you will also see contacts from this account in the contacts category on the left. Select the folder you want to delete contacts from. In the contact management window, in the right pane, select the unwanted contacts (or select all) and finally click on "Delete". The program will start removing the contacts. Remember not to disconnect your iPhone from the PC before the contact removal process has finished.
Note: All iOS devices are compatible with TunesGo. They are: iPhone 12/11 / X / 8/7 / 6s / 6 / 5s / 5 / 4s, iPod touch 5/4/3, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, the new iPad, iPad 2/3 and iPad .
Congratulations! You have now removed all unwanted contacts from your phone. Now you can find your useful contacts faster when searching the address book.
NB: If you want to cancel in way PERMANENT the contacts (so that they are no longer recoverable) then we recommend using the program drFone Erase which you can download from the following article: https://www.iphonexpertise.it/eliminare-dati-iphone-ipad-con-dr-fone-cancella/
I bought tunesgo in July to transfer videos and photos from iphone 5 without going through itunes, but my screen is very different from that of the article and above all there is no contacts entry.
Make sure your contacts are saved on your phone and not on the SIM ...
Furthermore, the screen cannot be very different from that of the article, unless you have downloaded another program… eg. MobileTrans ...
Thanks for the report, I was looking for a program that can delete ALL contacts from iPhone, WITHOUT using iTunes and without synchronizing….