1. Suprabh Bajpai's Avatar
    Hi, I am using Google Nexus 4 (LG) for the past few months and I haven't been able to figure out a way to delete multiple contacts at once. All it allows me is to select a contact, click on menu and then delete it? Is this the only way?

    A convenient way I found was to go to the Web version of Gmail and delete/update my contacts/lists there and then sync it up to my phone- but I couldn't find an easier way to do it just using the phone.


    If they don't have a way then it'd be a shame since thats like one of the basic features in phones in the last 5 yrs or so.
    03-04-2013 06:37 PM
  2. Greg C's Avatar
    Hi, I am using Google Nexus 4 (LG) for the past few months and I haven't been able to figure out a way to delete multiple contacts at once. All it allows me is to select a contact, click on menu and then delete it? Is this the only way?

    A convenient way I found was to go to the Web version of Gmail and delete/update my contacts/lists there and then sync it up to my phone- but I couldn't find an easier way to do it just using the phone.


    If they don't have a way then it'd be a shame since thats like one of the basic features in phones in the last 5 yrs or so.
    You're unable to do it with the Nexus 4. Not sure if it's a JB thing or a Google thing.
    Suprabh Bajpai likes this.
    03-04-2013 07:57 PM
  3. Suprabh Bajpai's Avatar
    Looks like the developers at Google did a major blunder at this-- I mean this option was available with Nokia phones which were about a 7-8 years old.
    03-04-2013 11:46 PM
  4. Lanhoj's Avatar
    Just because you can't do it on stock, doesn't mean it can't be done, it is Android after all - there's an App for that!
    Try "EX Dialer & Contacts"--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...odoohut.dialer

    Personally I prefer not being able to though, that way if I accidentally delete a Contact it's less to need to remember as it'll be just one.

    You can also do it via Contacts.Google.com if you really need it & don't want to use a 3rd-party App.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    03-04-2013 11:55 PM
  5. badbrad17's Avatar
    Just because you can't do it on stock, doesn't mean it can't be done, it is Android after all - there's an App for that!
    Try "EX Dialer & Contacts"--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...odoohut.dialer

    Personally I prefer not being able to though, that way if I accidentally delete a Contact it's less to need to remember as it'll be just one.

    You can also do it via Contacts.Google.com if you really need it & don't want to use a 3rd-party App.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    As always you are a valuable resource on AC!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Lanhoj likes this.
    03-05-2013 01:22 AM
  6. Suprabh Bajpai's Avatar
    Thanks a lot Lanhoj, for that piece of information. I will try that app out and post my review of how effective it is (for the functionality I am looking for)
    03-06-2013 06:23 PM
  7. Suprabh Bajpai's Avatar
    Tried the App- Does exactly what I wanted.. Thanks Lanhoj
    03-08-2013 06:27 PM
  8. Srid Har's Avatar
    I face the same issue. I couldnt figure out exdialer option that allows "select all" and "delete" options for contacts (people tab). Does one require the Pro version? I downloaded the free version - trial for 7 days. Please suggest. Thanks.

    Just found what I needed, albeit a different app - FANTASTIC. Its called "Super Backup : SMS & Contacts"
    It provides a simple option "Delete All Contacts."

    Now, I am ready to import contacts afresh.
    lopez_p likes this.
    06-06-2013 02:52 AM
  9. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I just went to Google Contacts online and did this a few months ago. I wanted to delete everything and then import them once again from a .csv file. It worked and the contacts were instantly deleted from my Nexus 4. Once I imported the new contacts file, all of them were pushed to my phone. Was easy to do.
    06-06-2013 08:07 AM
  10. still1's Avatar
    i use google contacts from web to manage them. easier than using the phone.
    06-06-2013 03:52 PM
  11. mohan_168's Avatar
    Go to "People" Apps in the Apps menu. You will see your list of contacts. If you see multiple names for the same contact i.e. A and A', go inside A & click the 3 dots at top. It gives an option of "Join" multiple contacts. You can merge them & it is pretty simple.
    Took some time to figure out that though.
    06-07-2013 01:07 AM
  12. amarjaggari's Avatar
    Hi Suprabh,

    Could you please explain me how did u delete multiple contacts with this app?
    I have tried, but couldn't.
    07-09-2013 09:32 AM
  13. eamonnkenny's Avatar
    I've found that my gmail account is the problem. It stores the mobile numbers as home numbers with different space separation. If you go to contacts and turn off gmail synchronisation you then obtain only the VCF card information that was originally on your SIM. Its a bit annoying that they don't run a reg-exp string comparison over the numbers when presenting them. This would solve the problem.
    07-16-2013 04:18 AM
  14. Kharl's Avatar
    nah.. its not a bug neither anything like that... its just google that wants to have a registry of your contacts (in case you already decide not to sync it) they force you making any modification like multiple selecting/moving/deleting "only" available over internet...

    a subjet alrerady mastered 15years ago when the pda or electronic organizer without OS already had options for selecting multiple contacts and now small devices with 4 cores in the CPU can't do that?
    Please.
    04-25-2014 07:03 AM

Similar Threads

  1. delete multiple contacts samsung stratosphere
    By jplnow007 in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-09-2012, 08:02 PM
  2. Delete multiple contacts on Optimus s???
    By NARC0L3P5Y in forum LG Optimus S
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-08-2011, 08:09 PM
  3. FC when deleting multiple contacts
    By geosnipe in forum Verizon Fascinate Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-29-2011, 09:09 AM
  4. Dont understand multiple contacts- Delete ? Join ??
    By rorkin in forum Verizon Droid Charge
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-26-2011, 08:06 AM
  5. SMS Texting To Multiple Contacts
    By ChocoBilly in forum Motorola Droid
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-15-2009, 06:49 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD