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Two Ways to Delete iPhone Contacts Easily

-- Tuesday, February 16, 2016
"I want to resell my old iPhone 6 on eBay, but deleting contacts from an iPhone is no doubt a time-consuming task because of the fact that I can only delete one contact at a time on my iPhone. Is there anyone know how to make this task easier?"

There are many reasons you might want to delete contacts from your iPhone. You might want to resell your device or give it to someone else to use. But don’t consider it as a complicated thing to do; it could be quite easy if you know the tricks. Here we’ve covered up two ways to help your delete iPhone contacts easily.

Note: In order to get rid of the risk of data loss, please backup your iPhone contacts beforehand.

Part 1: Delete iPhone Contacts Using Secure Eraser

Secure Eraser is able to erase your private data on iPhone such as contacts, notes, messages attachments, call history, Safari cache, Safari history, etc. It features the ability that lets you delete all iPhone contacts in one-step process. It works perfectly for iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4s, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod and more. When using the “Erase All Data” feature to delete contacts, other data such as photos, videos, messages, etc. will be erased too.

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Step 1 Connect iPhone to Computer with the USB Cable
After you download and install the software, launch it on computer. And then connect your iPhone to PC, select "Trust this computer" from the pop-up message on your device to complete the connection. When your device is detected, you will see the primary window as below.

Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 2 Choose Erase Private Data from the Main Window
Select "Erase Private Data" and the program will start scanning all data found in your iPhone. Once it done, click on "Contacts" on the left column. It allows you to preview, select and mark down contacts optionally. So you can choose the items you like to delete and go to "Erase Now" to move on.

Erase Private Data

When you see the pop-up window asking you to type "delete" to confirm the decision, enter "delete" and click on "Erase Now" again to start erasing the contacts from iPhone.

Erase Private Data

Step 3 Erasing Contacts from iPhone
All you need to do now is wait until the program finish wiping out the contacts on iPhone. When it’s done, you will get the interface that says you’ve completed the erasing process successfully.

Start Erasing Data from iPhone

Part 2: Remove Contacts from iPhone Directly

If you prefer to remove contacts from your device directly, here is how to do it manually:
Go to Contacts on the Home screen > Select one contact and click on Edit button > Slide down to the bottom of the menu and choose "Delete Contacts".

But all contacts deleted can still be recoverable with tools like iPhone Data Recovery. To permanently remove contacts from iPhone, Secure Eraser is a must-have program. It’s safe, easy, and efficient! Now you can download the trial version of this software to give it a shot. And feel free to share your experience with us in the comments below!

Remove Contacts from iPhone Directly

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Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.