1. chisam14#AC's Avatar
    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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    08-06-2012 10:38 PM
  2. rap31264's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat...would like to know too...
    08-06-2012 11:08 PM
  3. samanthanielquel's Avatar
    Install the app called 'Delete All Contacts' to delete contacts without factory reset.
    08-06-2012 11:57 PM
  4. GSDer's Avatar
    Isn't it easier to just clear the data on the Contacts Storage module?

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    08-07-2012 12:16 AM
  5. gigabyte772's Avatar
    even easier. go to contacts, click bottom left hard button and then click delete, then click select all and deleted them. Then make sure you deselect sync contacts from your gmail or fb etc.
    08-07-2012 03:01 PM
  6. cell9's Avatar
    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?
    11-22-2012 10:15 AM
  7. HalizDad's Avatar
    Isn't it easier to just clear the data on the Contacts Storage module?

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    That's the way I do it when my phone gets filled up with chicks and I realized I drunk dialed one or more of them the night before. Happy Thanksgiving all!
    11-22-2012 10:59 AM
  8. DMargo's Avatar
    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.
    04-12-2013 01:44 PM
  9. DMargo's Avatar
    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.
    04-12-2013 01:48 PM
  10. MrDoh's Avatar
    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.
    04-12-2013 02:58 PM
  11. paomiao's Avatar
    To erase contacts without factory reset, android data eraser tool is needed. With it, we can choose to delete unwanted files easily.
    08-11-2016 04:08 AM
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