5 Steps to Delete Multiple iCloud Contacts on iPhone

Keeping your iPhone contacts organized and up-to-date is important for easily staying in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. However, over time your contacts list can become cluttered with duplicate or outdated information. Deleting multiple contacts on your iPhone can help streamline your address book and ensure you have current details for the people you actually communicate with regularly.

In this article, we will walk through the key steps to efficiently delete multiple iPhone contacts that are stored in your iCloud account.

Steps to Delete Multiple iCloud Contacts

1. Sign in to iCloud.com

The easiest way to delete multiple contacts at once is by accessing your iCloud account online from a desktop web browser. Go to iCloud.com and sign in using your Apple ID credentials.

2. Open Contacts

Once signed into your iCloud account, select the Contacts icon to view your synced iPhone contacts list.

3. Select Contacts to Delete

You can now select multiple contacts to delete in one batch:

  • On Windows: Press and hold the Ctrl key then click on each contact you want to delete.
  • On Mac: Press and hold the Command ⌘ key then click on contacts to delete.

You can also click and drag to select a range of contacts at once. The selected contacts will be highlighted.

4. Click Delete

With your contacts selected, click the settings gear icon in the bottom left corner of the Contacts page. Then select Delete from the menu.

5. Confirm Deletion

A popup will appear asking you to confirm that you want to permanently delete the selected contacts. Click Delete to complete the process.

The contacts will be removed from your iCloud account and synced iPhone.

Additional Tips

  • You can select all contacts at once by clicking Select All before deleting.
  • Contacts deleted on iCloud.com will sync and be removed from your iPhone address book.
  • You can also delete all contacts from your iPhone by turning off Contacts syncing in your iCloud Settings.


Cleaning out your iPhone address book by deleting multiple outdated or unnecessary contacts in one batch is simple when using your iCloud account online. Just log into iCloud.com from any desktop browser, open Contacts, select the contacts to remove, and confirm the deletion. This will also sync the changes to your iPhone contacts. Doing an occasional purge of your contacts list helps keep it organized and up-to-date.

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