5 simple steps to clean up your Android contacts for good

android frustrated - 5 simple steps to clean up your Android contacts for good

Go ahead and pick up your Android phone. Open your Contacts and choose All. Now take a moment to scroll down. How does it look? Cluttered? Outdated? Stuffed with names and numbers you don’t even recognize? It’s easy for your Android address book to get a little out of hand, but there are steps you can take to clean it up.

Over time, your contact list grows. You may end up with duplicate contacts or multiple entries for the same person. If you sync with Gmail or another email service, you could have tons of email addresses in there, too.

There are several methods you can use to declutter your Android contacts. You can do it by hand, let Google help you with the clean up, or call on an app to optimize your address book.

Delete a single contact

It’s simple to remove a single contact when you need to. Open the Contacts app and tap the contact. Tap on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner and select “Delete.” Confirm the deletion and you’re done.

To delete multiple contacts, start on the main page of your Contacts app and hold down the first contact you want to delete. A small box will appear checked next to the contact with empty boxes beside the others. Check the boxes of all the contacts you want to remove, tap the three dots, and choose “Delete.”

While this method is handy on occasion, you might not want to tackle dozens or even hundreds of contacts this way. For more intensive decluttering, you can adjust your contacts settings and get a helping hand from an app.

By Amanda Kooser

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