Is there a way to remove all contacts and start from scratch without a factory reset? I was syncing Google and backup assistant contacts now I have a ton of duplicates. I just want to start fresh just don't want to reset everything
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The early answer is correct...
Go to your list of contacts
Click bottom left hard button (menu)
Then select delete
Then click select all and deleted them
But be sure you are VIEWING all of your contacts...
to do that, from list of contracts hit menu, then select CONTACTS TO VIEW
then SELECT ALL... or whichever ones you want to delete... then start from the top again with delete all etc.
What I cant figure out is HOW TO REMOVE GROUPS. I had imported contacts from Outlook, and they apparently had been assigned to dozens of groups... and I've since edited all of these contacts in Outlook and unassigned them from groups and deleted the groups in Outlook. But they still show up in the Android, so to assign a group I need to scroll through 2 dozen obsolete groups. Any word on how to delete these? I'm using Galaxy Note II.
I also want to delete all contacts. On Jelly Bean there doesn't seem to be an option to select all. Is there some other way to accomplish this?
If you open your contacts app, and tap the lower left-hand soft key (normally used for getting into settings), a menu comes up. Select "Delete" there, and a "Select All" checkbox comes up near the top of the next screen. Just select that, and delete, and you're done.