1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have now spent hours trying to find an answer as to how to delete a phone number from a contact Galaxy S6. Why is this so difficult? I have tried Google contacts-the deleted number does not show up. I have deleted the number on my phone as well and it is gone under "details" but still shows up when the contact is pulled up. The only option I have is to delete and reenter the contact. Not OK for what should be such a simple task.
    11-08-2017 11:08 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Did you originally enter the contact manually, or did it come from another app? If it came from another app, wenter it manually, then delete it. (But the other app may add it back - and there's nothing you can do about that - some apps are just not well-thought-out.)

    If the app is a Phone or Device contact, it won't show up in Google contacts. Only those entered as Google contacts get backed up to Google.
    11-08-2017 01:01 PM
  3. jryan15's Avatar
    When using android's contact app and editing a contact, sometimes on the edit page there will be two tabs at the top like "Google" and "phone". Check both tabs as sometimes there is data in both.
    02-02-2019 11:38 AM
  4. Henkjan's Avatar
    I have this problem as well, contact lists 4 numbers, but only 3 when trying to edit. 4th number also does not show on the PC. and the 4th is the one I try to delete....
    10-12-2021 05:23 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! When you open that contact in your Contacts app, tap the Menu button -- is there an option to Unmerge or Unjoin? I wonder if the phone might have merged a couple of duplicate contacts.
    10-12-2021 05:38 PM
  6. Henkjan's Avatar
    Thanks B. Diddy, that was the way. There was the option to unlink the contact from some apps (wa, telegram, signal) and that solved it,
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    10-13-2021 01:23 AM
  7. rivermobster's Avatar
    I also had this same problem. Samsung S9. I had to delete the Verizon Cloud app from my phone, and then the deleted phone number did not show up anymore! Stupid Verizon app. What an annoying waste of time!

    Finding this thread was a life saver. :thumbsup:
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-02-2021 03:09 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central, and I'm glad you found this thread helpful!
    12-02-2021 03:49 PM

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