iCloud Contacts

How to find and delete duplicate contacts on iPhone in iOS 16

Merge duplicate contacts on iPhone

If you find yourself bogged down with too many contacts and want to clear out your figurative drawers, we’ve got a quick tip for taking care of duplicate contacts that doesn’t involve deleting them one at a time.

In this post, we will show you 3 ways to find duplicate contacts, and merge or delete them directly from your iPhone.

How to add or fix wrong “My Card” info in iPhone Contacts app

iPhone Contacts app showing empty My Card section on blue orange green backgrounds

Contacts app or the Contacts tab of the Phone app should show "My Card" at the top. This is your contact card which has your phone number, email, relations (like parents, spouse, siblings), birthday, address, and more. If the card information isn't available or a wrong contact is showing instead of yours, here's how to add or correct this.

How to sync your iPhone to another iPhone or iPad

How to sync iPhone to another iPhone or iPad

When you own multiple iPhones and iPads, you may want to sync them so that they have the same contacts, reminders, photos, videos, files, and apps. Doing this ensures you can pick up any device to make FaceTime calls, check your calendar event, enjoy apps, see pictures, or start a document on the smaller iPhone screen but finish it comfortably on the large iPad.

Thanks to iCloud, you can have all your essentials sync wirelessly on your iPhones and iPads. If you wonder how to do that, here are the easy steps to sync iPhone to another iPhone or iPad.

How to fix duplicate iCloud contacts after updating your Mac

Mac Contacts app showing duplicate contacts

If you’ve recently updated your Mac to macOS Big Sur, Monterey, or later, you may have noticed an issue with your contacts. Have all of your Contacts suddenly been duplicated since the upgrade? If so, you’re not alone.

You can certainly go through the process of removing the duplicates, as some have suggested in the Apple Community forum. But there is another suggestion, used by our own Sebastien Page, that is the quickest and easiest way to go.

Basically, you’ll restore your Contacts to the last backup in iCloud, here’s how.

How to send only the selected details when sharing contacts on iPhone

Two iPhone screenshots with one showing full contact details and another showing only the selected details meant for sharing with others

A contact card can have lots of information like mobile numbers, email, social media profiles, home address, company name, and more. While sharing a contact, you may not always want to want to share all of this information.

iOS 16 allows you to uncheck some information and filter them out before sharing a contact. Here’s how to include only the selected details when sharing contacts from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.