How To Remove Facebook And Email Contacts From Your iPhone

Many of you have probably synced your email and Facebook accounts with your iPhone for quick and easy access. In some instances, your email contacts will automatically sync with your phone’s contacts, creating quite a mess. The same can happen when syncing Facebook, with both your phone’s and your Facebook contacts merging together.

Now, you may like a merged contact list. Or, you may not. For those who don’t, we’ve put together a small tutorial to remove all your Facebook and Email contacts from your iPhone’s Contact list. Here’s how to do it.

If you only have one or two email accounts synced to your iPhone, simply follow the steps below to get rid of all email contacts from your iPhone’s contact list:

1. Open “Settings” from the iOS home screen.

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2. Scroll down and click on “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.”

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3. Select your email account from the list that appears.

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4. In the account details, un-toggle the option for “Contacts.”

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Doing this will result in an un-merged iPhone contact list. While you can simply do this for each successive email account, if can be quite a hassle if you have a number of accounts synced to your iPhone. Instead, follow the steps outlined below:

1. Open the Contacts app or the Contacts section of the Phone app.

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2. Click on “Groups” in the upper-left hand corner of the app.

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3. From here you can easily deselect any and all email account groups. This will remove the respective email account’s contacts from your iPhone’s contact list. And should you want to look up an e-mail contact from your Contacts list in the future, you can jump back into this Groups page and bring back a group of contacts to your list.

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Now, if you’re not a fan of having a contacts list inmudated with hundreds of Facebook friends, we’ve outlined a simple and easy fix for you to remove Facebook contacts from your iPhone:

1. Open the “Settings” app from your home screen.

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2. Scroll down and click on “Facebook.”

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3. In the Facebook section, you’ll see a section titled “Allow These Apps to Use Your Account.” Tap the slider to “Off” for Contacts.

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Now, head back to the “All Contacts” list and you’ll see your list returned to its state prior to integrating your Facebook account, i.e. the contacts that you entered yourself.

Tip: Not allowing Facebook to access your contacts also has another effect: It cleans up the calendar app by removing birthday reminders for your Facebook friends. And if you’d like to keep Facebook events from showing up on your calendar, turn the Calendar slider to Off in Settings > Facebook.

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2 comments

  1. I was trying to remove email contacts from my phone, but when I went to settings – mail, contacts, calendars, under the Roadrunner account, there was no contact tab to switch to off. How do I get the email contacts off this IPhine?

  2. I am neither intelligent nor totally idiot but this bugger of the guy who invented all these complicated ,if ever solved, problems for the easiest things one could expect to care without spending hours getting nowhere like by exemple getting rid of contacts from an iphone given to you I already out of frustration killed two 3g this year and would not like to do the same with this one so of course the last and easy option is to reset the whole phone,the guy who gave me the phone has hundreds of contacts on mail,cloud face book and god knows what

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